Even almost 30 years later the Aliens franchise holds some real weight in the sci-fi and horror genres of entertainment. Many movies, books, comic books, toys, and video games have been inspired by the tale of terror in space. Gearbox Software has been working since 2006 to bring a new game set in the Aliens universe that aims to capture what has captivated audiences for so many years.
Set to release this Fall, Aliens: Colonial Marines sets out to answer some questions left open by the movies. Taking place after the events of Alien 3, the game picks up right after the squad of marines was wiped out on LV-426 [the moon where humans first discovered the Aliens].