Aliens and Colonial Marines Collide in the New ‘Contact’ Trailer

on January 30, 2012 4:00 PM

There’s nothing more terrifying than looking up at the ceiling to see the source of the mysterious goo dripping on your colonial Marine helmet is xenomorph saliva. Fortunately for the guys in the newest Aliens: Colonial Marines┬átrailer, none of them is privy to this scene. On the downside, there’s a hell of a lot of freakishly fast and furious aliens swarming the bowels of the ship these guys are scouting out. Although the game has been pushed back to fall, Sega and Gearbox Software have released this trailer that ties in quite nicely to the 1986 James Cameron classic.

In fact, the trailer also pays homage to Ridley Scott’s 1979 Alien, the dripping xenomorph blood harking to an iconic scene in the film where the Nostromo’s crew realizes it bleeds acid. Check out the full trailer after the jump.

The trailer has everything you could possibly hope for: freaked-out Marines, thrashing xenomorphs and the iconic blip-blip-blip of those makeshift radar devices. With any hope the game plays as well as it looks.

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.