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Sega 'fully supportive' of Wii U

Publisher talks Alien Colonial Marines

Sega is one of numerous third parties to offer major backing for Nintendo's new console, Wii U.

Following the console's unveiling at E3 this afternoon, Sega and developer Gearbox revealed that Aliens: Colonial Marines "is being prototyped and considered" for the system.

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Sega West CEO Mike Hayes said: "With such a recognised brand as Aliens and a renowned developer in Gearbox Software, this really is exciting news for everyone. The Nintendo Wii U opens up an impressive amount of new opportunities for publishers and developers alike and Sega are fully supportive of this new platform."

According to a press release issued by the Sega and developer Gearbox: "Aliens: Colonial Marines for this new gaming console is currently under construction by a dedicated research and development branch within the studio".

Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford said: "We are extremely thrilled about the potential of the Nintendo Wii U and are honoured to be a part of the earliest efforts for research and development on the platform with the Aliens: Colonial Marines project that is so perfectly matched with the platform's unique and exciting new capabilities.

"As more details about the Nintendo Wii U emerge, Gearbox Software is equipped and motivated to engage and support the platform and its customers."

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