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In Space, Nobody Can Hear This Aliens: Infestation Trailer

Posted by James Newton

It's just too far away

SEGA's Aliens: Infestation is sneaking up on its late September launch date like a particularly stealth facehugger, and now we have a trailer showing the game off.

Created by Shantae: Risky's Revenge team WayForward, the game looks set to combine shooting with exploration, which will do us very nicely indeed.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.

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James

#2

James said:

I finally watched Aliens for the first time last night, and now I can't wait to play this.

Burny

#4

Burny said:

@newlykate Which is the whole point of it. Creating these sprites is an art in itself and they've still got a lot of fans. On a low-end console like the DS they're even preferable to 3D-graphics in many ways.

FonistofCruxis

#7

FonistofCruxis said:

@Burny I'm fine with sprite based games but the sprites in this game don't seem to have the usual quality from a wayforward game as they don't look as good as most wayforward games IMO. The game doesn't interest me anyway.

Kifa

#8

Kifa said:

My wallet is so ready for that. And it's great that it is coming out as a full retail game instead of DSiWare - they have much more room for stuff that way. Can't wait!

Kriedler

#9

Kriedler said:

I'll be getting this, but I'll need to know if the L and R buttons will be used. Gotta know if I'm finally swapping DQIX out of my DSi or if I have to use my 3DS. Or I can just take my f'ing DSi apart and void the warranty....
But, I digress. Looks awesome. But, need more info :P

KAI7321

#10

KAI7321 said:

Goddamn WayForward...is there nothing you guys can't do? Metroid-Aliens-Vania! :D

Sneaker13

#12

Sneaker13 said:

I wasn't impressed with the screenshots a couple of weeks back and I'm even less impressed with the trailer. I think this will be skipped by me.

DrCruse

#13

DrCruse said:

This could end up being the best game on a Nintendo console to come out this year! :D Can't wait!

XDalleX

#14

XDalleX said:

The videos for this game rumor the internet for some time now... I´m excited about this one! It looks like some oldsql game... so I´m into it!

TheGreenSpiny

#15

TheGreenSpiny said:

I don't get how people could not be impressed by this game. Looks totally awesome, and then some. If it is a Metroid style non-linear game it will be an instant buy from me.

NassaDane

#17

NassaDane said:

Holy Crap! Why is this the only game that looks like this to come out in a long time?? This is such a great type of Gameplay and I want more because this looks Great!

Slapshot

#18

Slapshot said:

I can't wait for this to release! WayForward, if Nintendo ever smartens up and lets you guys develop a 2D Metroid, I don't even know if I could find the words to explain how thrilled I'd be! :D

bro2dragons

#22

bro2dragons said:

WayForward is very good at what they do... but I just would love to know if they can make any game other than the one they've made 50 times. They keep getting these licenses, because the owners know they'll strip it down to barebones, old-school 2D gameplay, and it will work, unlike what most other developers do. I want to know if they can make a good game that wouldn't have been possible 15 years ago, though.

Slapshot

#23

Slapshot said:

@bro2dragons "I want to know if they can make a good game that wouldn't have been possible 15 years ago, though."

Actually, I think many of their games wouldn't be possible on the hardware 15 years ago. Take Contra 4 for example; the enemy AI found in the game is much higher than that in any other title before it, not to mention graphics, and putting the game on old hardware, I doubt it would run. ;)

Ren

#24

Ren said:

Yeah, I think people don't entirely understand things like what Slapshot said. These retro 'style' games are just that; only a style. The styling of graphics and gameplay give it the feel of a 8 or 16 bit game but there are many elements that could not have been done on actual older machines.
Kids spoiled by the newer types of games don't understand the appeal of these. It looks awesome to me, because I grew up playing these and the best of them looked similar but with even less detail, and more slow down, not much sampled sound, etc. The point is that because there were limitations to the hardware, the adventure and gameplay elements were more carefully planned, tested and implemented (often, not always).
You didn't have these photo-realistic games that are boring after 10 minutes and guide you through the winning path immediately. If it's done properly now it's an homage to that time and you get the best of both worlds (great a.i., better animation /shading, but also better planned maps, solid controls, satisfying mechanics and a better story).

I won't get too mean, but I'll say that there is a clear disconnect with some who see a video and some stills and say "this looks like a ______ system game from 20 years ago". Clearly it only "looks" that way for a reason, and those people were probably too young then to remember how those games played. If you have a 3DS now, you should be trying out that original NES Metroid to see what it's really about before writing off this style of game.

sinalefa

#25

sinalefa said:

This one actually looks quite interesting. I noticed that the Gearbox logo is also there, so are they codeveloping it with WayForward?

I agree with Slapshot's first comment, although for me that would happen until the day Nintendo makes WayForward a second party studio.

moosa

#27

moosa said:

Metroid: inspired by Aliens
Aliens Infestation: inspired by Metroid
:P

WaveWarlock

#29

WaveWarlock said:

This will be the DS's Swang song, not Kirby hehe.
I'm hoping for the best, after all this is WayForward.

OldBoy

#31

OldBoy said:

Looks great.Reminds me of an old Amiga game, not sure why.
I'll have to get this after a price drop,got a lot of games vying for my wallet at the moment :D Hope we still get games like this on the 3DS, just because it can do 3D doesn't mean it has to. That's one of the great things about the DS in that it had a lot of retro feeling games but with 21st century design choices i.e. gaming nirvana. :D

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