Though Duke Nukem Forever has stolen all the headlines, Sega Executive VP of Sales & Marketing Alan Pritchard confirmed that Aliens: Colonial Maries is still in the works at Gearbox in an interview with Game Informer.
“Colonial Marines is still on,” Pritchard said. “We’ve been working closely with Gearbox behind the scenes, and we’ll be able to tell you a lot about that in the next couple of months. It won’t be November 11. We haven’t announced a date yet.”
Pritchard described Colonial Marine’s development as somewhat chaotic and hectic.
“This was kind of a pickup for us, with Activision acquiring Vivendi and us having the Aliens license,” Pritchard said. “With the state of the code available to us with Aliens vs. Predator from Rebellion, that kind of forced us and allowed us to slightly alter our Aliens roadmap and strategy. It made sense to release that first.”
Aliens isn’t the only game that will soon explode into media exposure either.
“We’ll have a further title to announce from Platinum games as well,” Pritchard said. “We’ll have a core title coming from Nagoshi-san’s internal studio in Japan. It’s a shooter.”
Pritchard is referring to Toshihiro Nagoshi, the creator of Super Monkey Ball. So not only is Aliens: Colonial Marines still on, but there’s a new shooter and a new Platinum Games game on the way as well. Sega’s prospects are looking up.