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Wii U Version of Aliens: Colonial Marines Has Not Been Postponed

Posted by Andy Green

Still scheduled in the Wii U launch window

Earlier in the week we reported on a rumour swarming around the internet that SEGA had postponed the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines indefinitely.

SEGA has now confirmed that this rumour is not true and that the game will be released in the Wii U launch window as planned. That means it'll be on shelves anytime between now and 31st March.

Aliens: Colonial Marines came out this week on other systems, but SEGA had always insisted it would come out later on Wii U due to the extra features needing implementing.

Demiurge Studios has been developing the Wii U version of the game, while Gearbox Software was responsible for the other platforms.

This is indeed welcome news for Wii U owners. Are you interested in picking this one up? Let us know by dropping a comment below.

[via eurogamer.net]

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47drift

#1

47drift said:

After the tremendous disappointment of the other versions, I sure hope this is at least closer to that old E3 demo. Gearbox massacred this game everywhere else.

UnrealDan

#5

UnrealDan said:

I might pick this up after the reviews come in and if they're better than the other versions'..

PinkSpider

#9

PinkSpider said:

I am curious as to how different it will be, I just want a motion tracker on the gamepad really.

gaDronilDdos

#10

gaDronilDdos said:

Actually, if the rumours are true, Gearbox didn't even have much to do with the other version either.
Its just good news if the original studios don't have anything to do with the Wii U version.
Now there might actually be hope for this game. Maybe they really will pull the Ninja gaidens on this one.
Not sure if I'm going to preorder or anything, but I'm a little more hopeful for the Wii version.
I might give it a try when the price drops.

luminalace

#11

luminalace said:

They would be better off delaying the game and try to fix it's problems...that is if it's possible.

RedRocBoy

#12

RedRocBoy said:

Hopefully they take the feedback the other versions are getting and are able to make some major tweaks. Cause I'm still holding out hope for our version.

MiNiStRy

#13

MiNiStRy said:

If this ends up being the must have version then watch the wii u sales climb.

arderin64

#15

arderin64 said:

I'll wait and see what the reviews of the Wii U version are like before deciding as I was initially very excited about this game. I live in hope.

AbeVigoda

#16

AbeVigoda said:

I'm shocked that there are people posting here that they want to pre-order or buy this game, even though the other versions (which this will likely be no better than) got scored around 4/10 by all mainstream websites.

zachts98

#17

zachts98 said:

@47drift Hey listen!

The game was not entirely gearbox's fault. It has been stated they only worked on the multi-player and primary development was by Time Gate Studioes

Araknie

#19

Araknie said:

Playing it on PC, it's not like the talk about it.
It's just more like Duke Nukem 3D and GoldenEye 007.
Finite shields and health and secondary objectives that requires exploring.
Oh, and they don't tell you were to go. You have to actually figure out, what a surprise!

It's a great FPS, because it's a true FPS.

Spoony_Tech

#21

Spoony_Tech said:

Didn't the dev say this was the better looking version of the game months ago. If done right it could be the definitive version of the game kinda like Ninja Gaidan.

RandomNerds

#22

RandomNerds said:

Woah, this could be the unlikely hit which is needed at this point, but I'm not gonna hold my breath.

Burn

#26

Burn said:

I'm a big Aliens fan, so I'll probably pick this up when it's cheap. I'm holding out that the Wii U version will be tweaked enough to make it a (more or less) enjoyable experience.

DarkNinja9

#27

DarkNinja9 said:

if theres even a bit of delay they should at least release a demo to make some interest for wii u owners

XCWarrior

#28

XCWarrior said:

@DarkNinja9 When your game is getting 3/10s on reviews for the other systems, you would be smart not to release a demo.

We don't want this POS, just toss it in a dumpster where it belongs.

FullbringIchigo

#29

FullbringIchigo said:

i notice a different developer is doing this version maybe this one wont suck i think i'll keep a eye on this one

fluggy

#30

fluggy said:

This game is rotten. No amount of tweaking or patches could salvage this reeking, festering filth! Only way would be to redesign it from the ground up... But they won't. Well get the same 3rd rate version later than other consoles, with an inflated price tag. Cheers lads!

Shanksta

#32

Shanksta said:

@AbeVigoda Only mindless drones take videogame website reviews as law. There have been plenty of games in the past that I've enjoyed and all the reviews were junk. Fist of the North star (I didn't buy it, not my kind of game) got a bad review from NL and there are people out there who love it. It really just comes down to what kind of games you like and if its flaws really matter to you.

cdude

#33

cdude said:

The xbox and ps3 versions were ported from a rushed pc version that was thrown together in 6 months by gearbox because timegates efforts were unusable. To most everyone's understanding, the wiiu version is the only version thats been singularly developed by one studio. Whether thats good or bad remains to be seen, but i have a hardtime believing the wiiu version could suffer from mishaps its production hasnt been forced to encounter...

But that too, is me believing what gearbox says and thats not the sure bet it was last month anymore. Of course, we'll see. But i'm staying hopeful.

GiftedGimp

#35

GiftedGimp said:

A lot of people actually like Gearboxs Multiplayer, it the Singleplayer thats hated and Gearbox were only tasked with fixing it as much as the can after the other developer screwed it up.
Wii Version has 1 Developer and been built from scratch, not ported, so all being well it should be better than the other versions
Time will tell but because of the differences in how the WiiU version and the other version have been made you can't write off the WiiU version based on the others.

gazamataz

#36

gazamataz said:

i have also read that the multiplayer is pretty good.if you are an aliens fan and you like a bit multiplayer action this game sounds worthwhile.how long do people spend playing cod single player before they spend to rest of the year online?i'm a bit sceptical of reviews at the minute.sonic allstars racing transformed not receiving 10 out of 10 from every reviewer is a disgrace.diddy kong racing+fzero=sonic allstars racing transformed.

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