Sega has posted new information, screenshots and a trailer for the upcoming Aliens vs. Predator videogame, currently in development at original AvP studio Rebellion.
The new Aliens vs. Predator will once again let players become an Alien, a Predator and a Colonial Marine in an interwoven three-part single-player campaign and will also feature three-way multiplayer combat that will settle once and for all the question of who can turn a human into a lifeless pile of goo the quickest. The game will be the first in a series of new licensed Aliens titles from Sega.
The story is familiar and almost entirely irrelevant: Humans discover pyramid, malevolent Alien horror is unleashed, Predators show up to clean house, Marines bring the guns, mayhem ensues. To be fair, you don’t play an AvP game for the story; you do it because it gives you three distinctly different (and distinctly awesome) ways to kill stuff.
Unfortunately, the trailer doesn’t give much of an insight into the killing but the studio behind the game, Rebellion, brings a very solid set of credentials to the job: Among its many other projects, Rebellion is responsible for creating both the 1994 version of Aliens vs. Predator for the Atari Jaguar and the similarly-named 1999 PC release. The new version is scheduled to come out in early 2010 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. For more details, check out the Sega Europe Blog.