Sega has confirmed today that the long-awaited Aliens Colonial Marines has been delayed until February 12th 2013. In a separate interview Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford further reiterated that the Wii U version of Aliens Colonial Marines will be the most spectacular.
“The Wii U is a next-generation system. It hasn’t even come out yet and we’ve had our 360s and PS3s for a while now so it’s natural that it’s a very powerful system. Now, it’s up to Nintendo to talk about their system and they haven’t revealed all of their details yet, but so far we’re thrilled with it. It’s pretty clear to us that the best-looking console version of Aliens: Colonial Marines is going to be on the Wii U”.
“We have to be careful, we don’t want to have completely different games. The game experience, the campaign, the competitive game… it is the same game on each platform so if you love the 360 you’re fine, you’re going to get the game experience. Now, the Wii U is a more powerful machine so if you’re one of those early adopter types and you’ve got the disposable income to buy a new console right now, maybe that’s something you want to look at for this game.”
“It does have the added advantage of this new controller, and that gives us some interface options that are just not possible on the other platforms. The most obvious one of course is a motion tracker. So, like, I’m playing the game and maybe I’m in one of those suspenseful sections, and all of a sudden… WAWUM, WAWUM, and I realise the sound is coming from the controller. And I look down and it’s a motion tracker in my hand, in the actual controller. And it’s motion-sensitive too so I can scan the room by moving the controller. It’s pretty cool and that’s just one of the many uses of this device.”
He added: “I’ll tell you what’s kinda cool too. When I’m playing competitively, sometimes I like to look at the score when I’m playing but I hate having to cover the screen with an overlay. Well guess what? I can look down at the Wii U screen and if I want to keep the score there or whatever and just have a glance I can keep it down there and not have to worry about overlays or anything like that, and that’s kinda neat.”