First Aliens: Colonial Marines info

Sega sticks a "late 2008" on Aliens: Colonial Marines

Sega has confirmed the name of the first Aliens games, which is the squad-based first-person shooter in development at Gearbox Software. Colonial Marines will arrive on 360, PS3 and PC in late 2008.

Players are part of a United States Colonial Marine squad that goes off to face the alien assault we all love from the films.

The story has been penned by "renowned writers" Bradley Thompson and David Weddle. The game will retain the atmospheric look and feel of the original films.

There'll be a story driven single-player mode and a four player co-op mode. In this mode each player assumes the persona of a Colonial Marine and will have "a distinct role to play in the completion of every mission," says Sega. More multiplayer modes will be revealed later in the year.

No shots with the announcement, which we're getting tired of now. Especially as scans from a US mag hit the web earlier in the week. What would you rather look at readers? Grubby scans or lovely, official images? Thought so...