Dramatic New Trailer For Aliens: Colonial Marines

Slow-mo trailers are all the rage these days, usually depicting extreme violence set to moody, emo pop music. It's certainly become a popular practice in gaming advertising, and with good reason — those moody, introspective ads for intense action games can be pretty cool.

Case in point — the above trailer for Gearbox's Aliens: Colonial Marines, which IGN posted a little while ago. It's not exactly playing the song from Donnie Darko, but it's close. It's also a dramatic embodiment of everything "Aliens" and gives hope that Gearbox was indeed smart to wait 25 years to make a tie-in Aliens game.

Given how much fun I had shooting aliens in Borderlands (and how strong its sequel is looking), here's hoping that Gearbox can pull off something special with Aliens: Colonial Marines.


    Oh look. Slow action against a backdrop of slow, dramatic music that builds to a point of mild intensity.

    I am impressed.

    (I would still buy it)

    The music is actually from the movie Moon, with Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey


        in clint we trust.

      That bit sounds so much like a NIN track...

    Oh man, nice to hear the Moon OST getting some more play.


      Great soundtrack from a superb movie.

      When does Prometheus come out? Maybe Sega / Gearbox are holding off the release in the hope of hitching a ride on the coattails of Prometheus' marketing and publicity?

    There was already a licensed ALIENS game, it was on the C64. They didn't ''wait'' 25 years at all... jeez guys.


    They really love the juxtaposed trailers these days. Lets try something new huh?

    so much for acid splash damage...

    yes! Clint Mansell!
    Here's hoping the rest of the in-game music is anywhere near as good.

    That was craptacular. Was there any footage we haven't already seen in a prior major motion picture?

    Whinge, whinge, whinge! Just be thankful Colonial Marines is getting made!
    If you're a 'Hater' save your bile for when the game comes out and you don't like the some trivial aspect that you think was over looked or didn't live up to your
    own puerile expectations!

    Would be nice to be able to watch a video on youtube without having to close 400 fucking pop ups. You have a link you want to share? Put it in the fucking description. Quit covering the video with your bullshit links! Annoying Fucks.

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