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Gearbox's Aliens: Infestation announced

"Side-scrolling exploration game" set for Nintendo DS

Sega's officially announced DS "side-scrolling exploration game" Aliens: Infestation, which was first outed by Australia's Classifications Board back in May.

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Developed by WayForward (A Boy and His Blob, Contra 4) in collaboration with Gearbox Software, Aliens: Infestation will pit players against "the overwhelming Xenomorph hive using a vast selection of iconic weapons and tools from the series," says Sega.

Featuring character designs by popular comic artist Chris Bachalo and sporting an "upgrade and collectibles" system, Infestation will allow players to explore large-scale versions of some of the most fan-beloved environments of the films, the publisher adds.

Players will be able to recruit and play as 19 different marines, each with their own unique dialogue, and explore film environments including the Sulaco, the Derelict ship, and LV-426.

"In contrast to our other Aliens title in the works at the moment, Aliens: Infestation delivers a game that focuses more on exploration of the expanded universe," comments Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing, SEGA West.

"WayForward really put all their passion into making Aliens: Infestation the definitive Aliens experience that you can fit in your pocket."

Aliens: Infestation will be released in September 2011 on Nintendo DS.

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