Developer Gearbox Software’s long awaited Aliens: Colonial Marines is alive and kicking and will be showcased at E3 2011. Gearbox have been a bit quiet on that front since they’ve probably spent a lot of time and energy resurrecting Duke Nukem Forever.

Yeah looks like we're totally screwed

Yeah looks like we're totally screwed

But now that’s over, they’ve turned their sights on Colonial Marines that will be playable at E3 2011. And here's the lowdown on the game's plot:

Aliens: Colonial Marines begins with an ostensibly abandoned ship, the U.S.S. Sulaco, recovered in orbit around LV-426. Players lead a group of highly trained United States Colonial Marines as they board the deserted craft to uncover the fate of the crew. They will have to fight to survive unspeakable horrors and their own anxieties as they chase down the truth behind a galaxy-spanning deception that places humanity at the mercy of the most murderous and deadly species in the universe. Aliens: Colonial Marines features authentic environments, such as the surface of LV-426 and Hadley’s Hope, weapons inspired by the film series and is designed to provide an exhilarating and engaging new chapter in the Aliens universe.

Aliens: Colonial Marines will release sometime in 2012 for the Xbox360, PS3 and PC.

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