Press Release from SEGA of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe Ltd.
SAN FRANCISCO AND LONDON (May 20, 2009) -- SEGA of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe Ltd. today reveal more details surrounding the much-anticipated next-gen FPS game, ALIENS VS. PREDATOR (working title). It will be the first title launched in SEGA's forthcoming series of ALIENS games licensed from Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising (Fox Licensing).
Developed at Rebellion by the team responsible for the original 1999 PC classic, the all-new ALIENS VS. PREDATOR allows players to take the role of three infamous species: Colonial Marines, Predators and Aliens. The game will feature a unique three-way online multiplayer experience, allowing gamers to battle for survival and the right to be crowned the deadliest species in the galaxy. Each race will also have its own distinct action-packed single-player campaign mode, with a storyline that cleverly interweaves with the other two species' paths.
Set on planet BG-386; a human colonist mining group discovers an ancient pyramid containing a dark and horrible secret. Across the galaxy, a race of warriors is alerted to the discovery of their pyramid and a hunting party is dispatched to ensure that it remains sealed at all costs. Deep inside the ruined pyramid meanwhile, nature's deadliest species awakes from centuries of hibernation intent on finding new prey.
The Colonial Marine's story is an incredible fight against all odds from horrors lurking in the dark. Surrounded on all sides yet armed to the teeth, the Colonial Marine represents humanity's last stand with the firepower to fight back.
As the Alien, players will discover what it's like to be the scariest, most murderous creature in the universe, with the ability to traverse any surface at lightning speed in order to get close enough to unleash its deadly claws, tail and teeth.
A master of the hunt, the Predator grants the player an arsenal of exotic weaponry with which to stalk from the shadows. Earn the greatest honor by ambushing prey up-close, before butchering them for a gory trophy kill.
"The rebirth of Aliens vs. Predator gives SEGA the opportunity to present fans of the series a high-quality, carnage-filled multiplayer experience on next-gen systems," says Sean Ratcliffe, Vice President of Marketing at SEGA of America. "Next-Gen gamers should prepare themselves for three-way multiplayer mayhem like they've never experienced before."
"The original ALIENS VS. PREDATOR game was a landmark title for Rebellion, and we are both proud and excited to be revisiting the license with SEGA and Fox L&M. Our new technology will enable us to produce a truly terrifying and visceral experience," said Jason Kingsley, CEO and Creative Director at Rebellion.
"ALIENS VS. PREDATOR is a powerful franchise for Fox and provides endless possibilities in the interactive space," said Gary Rosenfeld, Senior Vice President, New Media for Fox Licensing. "SEGA and Rebellion have created an excellent gaming experience that will help this legacy live on."
ALIENS VS. PREDATOR is set to be released on Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and Windows-based PC in early 2010.