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The Escapist Staff | 8 Jun 2012 20:30
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Aliens: Colonial Marines

Let's rock! Aliens: Colonial Marines puts players into the combat boots of a United States Colonial Marine as seen in the classic James Cameron film Aliens, or the deadly claws of the hostile, face-eating Xenomorphs. Use pulse rifles, shotguns (perfect for close encounters) or your agility and sharp pointy bits to take out your enemies in fast-paced multiplayer matches.

Read Susan Arendt's full preview of Aliens: Colonial Marines' multiplayer here. The game is scheduled to ship in February 2013 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, with a version designed for the Wii U to launch at a currently unspecified date.

Susan Arendt: Each team had a special pickup that would spawn for them somewhere on the map; the Marines had a big-ass gun, which we never did find, but the Xenos had something a bit more interesting. The Xeno pickup temporarily turns you into a larger alien with a huge, shielded head that lets you ram into things - like Colonial Marines - while taking less damage. Fighting the altered Xeno requires getting in behind its massive head and shooting it from behind. Coordinating that while other Xenos zero in on your position will take some teamwork.

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