It’s time for another round of “game over!” jokes.
A little shy of two months after Sega insisted that the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines had not been canceled comes word that the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines has been canceled. “Sega can confirm that the Wii U sku of Aliens: Colonial Marines is no longer in development,” the publisher said in a statement to GameSpot.
Gearbox President Randy Pitchford claimed in May 2012 that the Wii U release would be the “best-looking” version of the game, but that statement was made prior to its spectacularly disastrous launch. More recently, he said simply, “We’ll see,” when asked whether the game would make its Wii U release date, adding, “That’s not our call. I think [developer Demiurge Studios] did amazing work. I think it’s really cool, but Sega’s got to figure that out.”
The decision to pull the plug on the Wii U release probably won’t come as much of a shock to anyone. Colonial Marines has a sub-50 Metacritic score across the Xbox 360, PlayStation and PC platforms, and slightly enhanced visuals and a funky control scheme only goes so far in compensating for a fundamentally bad game.