SEGA announce Aliens vs. Predator

SEGA and Twentieth Century Fox announce new Aliens vs. Predator game.

We teased a big announcement from SEGA – the publisher told us that the new game was exciting an addition to their portfolio, and to a certain extent it is.

Movie tie-in games are never usually the type to excite, but with the news that a new Aliens vs. Predator would be coming from the original 1994 developer, Rebellion Software, our ears pricked.

The 1994 original Atari Jaguar game was one of its most high-profile games, receiving outstanding reviews and influencing shooter design there after. Rebellion’s 1999 PC follow-up can also attest to inspiring FPS multiplayer.

SEGA are already publishing two Alien games, including an FPS and RPG, both being developed for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Aliens vs. Predator marks the third and will be released in early 2010, before the other two. CEO of SEGA West, Naoya Tsurumi, comments on the game’s announcement:

“It represents a fantastic addition to our growing Aliens franchise and the reinvention of one of gaming’s most cherished iconic titles. By adjusting the release of our other Aliens titles to accommodate it, SEGA will ensure that every title lives up to the high expectations of Aliens and AvP fans.”

“SEGA continues to create masterful games based on our Aliens franchise and this new addition is sure to continue their successful track record,” said Gary Rosenfeld, Senior Vice President of Fox.

We don’t yet know which platform(s) the game will release on, but seeing as the first two are PS3/360/PC titles, we wouldn’t be surprised if the game will be coming to the Wii, especially considering the presumed success of the Wii-sclusive MadWorld.

SEGA will announce further details of the new Aliens vs. Predator very soon. As an aside, the publisher is already teasing a new project, codenamed Project Ringo. Wonder what that could be…