Aliens Colonial Marines

When Sega canned the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines it probably hoped that it would draw a line under what has been an especially torrid project for the publisher.

The highly-anticipated game launched on other formats to scathing reviews and nightmarish stories from people involved with its development.

However, the flood of negative publicity surrounding the title shows no signs of stopping, with Sega and developer Gearbox Software now facing a class action lawsuit in the US over claims that early demo footage bore no resemblance to the final game, and was therefore misleading to consumers and fans of the Aliens series.

Sega Europe recently had to put a disclaimer on trailers for the title stating that the video shown was not fully representative of the final product, but this lawsuit is a more serious affair. It has been filed by law firm Edelson LLC on behalf of plaintiff Damion Perrine, who is seeking compensation for Aliens fans who purchased the game based on the misleading demo footage.

Sega has so far failed to comment on the report.