[Rumour] WayForwards Unrelease Aliens DS Game

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  1. Hadrian
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    SEGA have the writes to the Alien/Aliens license but so far have only released one poor PSP game. There was Aliens: Colonial Marines which was in development by Gearbox but that hasn't been seen for a few years now. There was also a RPG but nothing has been seen of that either.

    Today however it appears that there might have also been a DS title by none otehr than WayForward


    Looks very old school and quite good fun, rumour has it that it was finished but SEGA decided not to release it. If true this would have been a damn shame, would have loved to have played a new game like this on the DS, especially based on the video above.

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  2. CockroachMan

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    Looks awesome! [​IMG]

    Contra 4 is one of my favorite DS games.. it's shame we'll never be able to play it [​IMG]
     
  3. Overlord Nadrian

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    If SEGA doesn't release this they're a bunch of fools. This looks amazing!
     
  4. Joey Ravn

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    I must agree, it looks really good. Like a slower-paced, Alien-theme Contra 4! [​IMG]
     
  5. ChaosBoi

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    Hm, I could've sworn I've seen a similar game for the SNES, but it was so long ago that the title currently escapes my mind. Is this perhaps a supposed sequel to that game?
     
  6. Hadrian
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    Kinda reminds me a little of the excellent Blackthorne.

    I wish Blizzard went back to making 2D games instead of relying on existing franchises.
     
  7. TrolleyDave

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    That does look decent. Typical of SEGA not to release it. There hasn't been a decent Aliens game since the non-Activision one released for the C64/Spectrum.
     
  8. dinofan01

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    The game looks pretty impressive. Its like contra, metroid (2d), castlevainia, and metal slug all thrown together. The animation looks really nice too. Maybe they'll launch this around the time the new aliens s. predator game for the 360 comes out, in attempt to cover some losses.
     
  9. Hadrian
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    Ah man imagine a Metroid influenced Alien game.


    *drools*
     
  10. shakirmoledina

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    i don't know why such games can be abandoned... so much work and wasted... maybe they didn't think of long term gameplay plans ie) no storyline or not enough ideas