The debut trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines has finally arrived and it is state of the bad-ass art!

Gearbox’s Aliens: Colonial Marines has been kicking around since June 2006 but a serious dearth of information from Sega meant that nobody ever really knew what was going on with the thing, and it wasn’t until June 2011 that Geartbox finally confirmed, as far as that goes, a “release window” of spring 2012. In other words, there’s still plenty of time for things to go wrong and given the game’s long and troubled history, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if at least one more delay is in the offing.

But it’s hard to stay detached, cynical and oh-so-cool about things in the face of this Aliens: Colonial Marines debut trailer. It’s pure Aliens formula, sure, but who cares? Aliens is the best sci-fi war movie ever made and this trailer nails it from start to finish; if the game can live up to that promise, we’re in for a wild ride indeed.

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