Game developer Gearbox recently released a new trailer for their forthcoming take on the Alien Universe Aliens: Colonial Marines. Titled as the Tension Trailer, the short video takes a look at what made the original films so great and how they are attempting to transfer those aspects over to this new interactive experience. Gearbox CEO/President Randy Pitchford and chief creative officer Brian Martell also feature in the video and share some of their their thoughts on how the game is shaping up as well as expressing their fondness for the franchise in general. Hit the jump for the video! Read the rest of this entry
Fans of the Alien franchise are really getting spoiled this year, first of all we have the the new movie Prometheus on July 8th which is looking like it will tell the story of the birth of the Xenomorphs. Secondly we have GearBox Software and Time Gate Studios take on the franchise with the release of Aliens Colonial Marines, which will follow the story of what happened after Aliens. You can take a look at the new trailer below.
The game looks like it is shaping up pretty well and it is particularly good to see a trailer that was shot using only in game footage. It looks like the game dev’s have gone to great lengths when creating the game environments with tonnes of cool little details including the famous power loaders, the familiar pinging of the motion tracker oh and of course Bishops legs. Other environments that players will get to explore include the colony on LV-426 as well as the original derelict ship from Alien, I can’t wait to see what they have done with those!
A new international trailer for Sir Ridley Scott’s Prometheus was released yesterday evening and it is stuffed full of new shots, dialogue and definitely a few spoilers. For those wishing to go in to the film without any prior knowledge, click away now. For the rest of us the new trailer is below, as with most of the Prometheus trailers I recommend bumping up the sound (for added scary) and don’t blink as there are tonnes of flashing images that just beg for closer inspection.
This film is looking more and more like Alien with each trailer i.e. things look to be going well but pretty soon lots of people terrified out of their minds and caught in the midst of hugely destructive forces, oh and Weyland Industries have a hidden agenda, Surprise! My initial thoughts were that this film was going to somehow tackle the origin of the Xenomorph species and humanity’s role in their creation. After watching this particular trailer I feel certain of this though I hope the trailer hasn’t spoiled too much of this aspect of the story.
As always the film looks amazing and terrifying and there is plenty in the trailer to get excited about, my picks though have to be the weird snake thing, screams of ‘cut it off’ whatever ‘it’ is oh and melty glass face. Prometheus is set to release on June 1st, until then I will be re-watching all of these trailers as well as Alien, Aliens and Alien 3 (it was good I don’t care) in the dark.
20th Century Fox have a special treat for those excited about Ridley Scott’s forthcoming film Prometheus. A new viral caompaign video was recently put up over at YouTube though it is yet to appear on the Weyland Industries website yet though it’s probably only a matter of time. The video can be viewed below but I would advise those of you wanting to remain completely spoiler free for the film to avert your eyes now.
Yep, happy birthday David, you creepy android! As you can see the video is focused on Michael Fassbender’s character David (8th generation) who will no doubt have a huge part to play in the upcoming Alien prequel, most likely involving a directive that his human counterparts might find, distressing or unethical. I can’t help but think of Ian Holme’s Ash from Alien when watching this, the ticks and especially the way he speaks at the close of the videos.
Prometheus will be hitting cinema’s in the UK on the 8th of June.
A few weeks ago Micheal Bay got himself in a lot of bother with fanboys, saying that the Ninja Turtles will be aliens. Of course since then no one really has denied or accepted this seeing as it’s getting the film a lot of free publicity. Since then the whole thing has gone a bit quiet till yesterday when Kid Cudi (yeah I have no idea why either), Posted this message on twitter
“To everyone with doubts & concerns about the new TMNT reboot, trust me, there is NOTHING to worry about. Trust. Everyone will be pleased!”
whilst posting a photo of what could be (I should emphasise this is speculation!) a concept drawing for the film, drawn by Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman.
My first impression? If this is really what they’re going with they may as well drop the “ninja” aspect (which would mean the film would be called Turtles then). It actually looks more similar to the original transformers than a turtle and the weapons look a little OTT for any ninja action. Like I said, this is still speculation as no one has actually confirmed/denied the image and it could just be something the artists did in 5 minutes for the producers. Still, with that said should be interesting to see the internet explode again with the initial reaction.