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New Aliens console game announced

The Aliens movie franchise will be getting a new console game thanks to the development team behind the Total War series of PC RTS games. VG247.com reports that the UK-based team The Creative Assembly is making the game for its owner and publisher Sega.

While there are no details yet about the game itself, The Creative Assembly is building a new office in the West Sussex area to house the team that's making the game. The fact that it's for consoles only might mean that this title might not be an RTS game like most of the team's previous games.

The developer's parent company Sega has owned the rights to make games based on the Aliens movies for the past several years. Originally it announced plans in 2006 to release Aliens Colonial Marines, a first person shooter title from developer Gearbox Software along with an Aliens-based RPG from developer Obsidian Entertainment. However in 2009 Sega backtracked on those plans and decided to put a previously unannounced new game in the Aliens Vs Predator series of first person shooters.  That game, from developer Rebellion, was finally released back in 2010. While it got average reviews the game apparently sold fairly well.

Meanwhile Sega admitted that the Aliens RPG project from Obsidian was indeed canceled. As far as Aliens Colonial Marines, Gearbox Software and Sega have both insisted that game is still viable but over four years since that game was first announced little info about the game, aside from a Game Informer cover story from 2008, has been revealed. The game still doesn't have a release date.

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