Sega has unveiled details about Aliens: Colonial Marines, the new squad-based FPS title currently in development.

As a member of a United States Colonial Marine squad, players will be dropped into an original story by writers Bradley Thompson and David Weddle featuring the most “intense and horrific” xenomorph encounter ever seen. Next-gen technology will drive an all-new Aliens experience while retaining the look and ambiance of the original films, and new skills, equipment and weapons will be available along with old standards like the M41A pulse rifle and the M240 flamethrower.

The game will feature a story-driven single player mode built around ferocious battles against a fearsome enemy onslaught in highly detailed environments including the abandoned Sulaco, as well as a four-player cooperative action mode that will give each player a distinct role to fill in every mission. Information about other multiplayer modes will be released later in the year.

Aliens: Colonial Marines is currently in development for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, and is targeted for release in late 2008. More information is available at Sega’s official Aliens website.

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