Aliens: Colonial Marines Slated for 2013 but not E3
Gearbox’s long awaited take on the popular Aliens franchise will finally be playable on February 12th, 2013; or at least it will be for Xbox 360 and PS3 owners. The game is scheduled for Wii U but SEGA and Gearbox are keeping the release information on that version under wraps, which probably has something to do with the system itself doesn’t even have a release date.
And if you are hoping to learn more about how the game will play come E3, well, you are going to be disappointed because word has it that it will not be playable there. So it looks like everybody can just go back to the waiting they are all too accustomed to at this point.
Source: Press Release, Nintendo World Report
Castlevania Rumored to be 3DS Bound
Word is coming through the grapevine that Konami will be unveiling Castlevania: Mirror of Faith for 3DS at E3 and the title is allegedly being developed by MercurySteam, the same folks who worked on the franchises last outing on 360 and PS3, Lords of Shadow.
While this rumor remains very much unsubstantiated, the series has a long history on Nintendo handhelds that covers half a dozen critically and commercially successful titles, so it would only seem to make sense to keep the trend going on 3DS.
Source: Go Nintendo
Retro Allegedly Mixing Star Fox with Metroid
Moving on from an unconfirmed but perfectly reasonable rumor to something so darn crazy it could very well hold some measure of truth. Famed Nintendo dev team, Retro Studios, is supposedly working on a Wii U title that will see Fox McCloud and team join forces with Samus Aran.
The game will allegedly maintain each of the franchises trade mark styles, with Samus exploring and solving puzzles, while the Star Fox guys participate in fast paced warfare on land and in space. Players will switch back and forth between these differing styles as the progress through the plot, which apparently revolves around Andross’ plans to exploit the powers of the Metroids to further his evil ambitions. Outside of the story, gamers will also be able to enjoy competing with other players via online leaderboards and multiplayer battles.
And allow me to once again reiterate, this is in no way shape or form even remotely close to being confirmed. Retro is definitely working on something, with a Wii U game probably making the most sense, and Nintendo obviously had done a few mash-ups in their time, so while there is some measure of possibility for truth here, we will have to wait until we see and hear more.
Source: Paul Gale Network
That’s all the news we have today but what are your thoughts on delayed Aliens? Alleged Castlevania? Or Fox McCloud and Samus Aran fighting toe to toe to save the galaxy? Let us know in the comments below!