Aliens Colonial Marines is a first person shooter game for the Wii U. The game takes place in the Alien universe, and is set approximately after the second Aliens movie. The game features online co-op multiplayer with up to 4 players, and up to 12 players in competitive multiplayer. Wii U owners will use the GamePad controller to access inventory, check map and mission status, and more. Developer Gearbox has repeatedly said that the Wii U version of the game is the best looking one.

Aliens Colonial Marines story

Aliens Colonial Marines
Aliens Colonial Marines is set after the second film in the Alien franchise, Aliens. The player assumes the role of a Marine who is part of a search and rescue team. The game will revisit some of the famous locations from the movies and many of the key enemies will return. This includes the Xenomorph Alien, the Facehugger, and more. Many of the famous weapons from the movies will appear in the game, including the flamethrower, smartgun, and the pulse rifle.

Aliens Colonial Marines gameplay

Aliens Colonial Marines plays like a normal first person shooter. However, the Wii U’s tablet GamePad adds new ways of detecting and tracking nearby enemies, as well as managing inventory, selecting weapons, etc. The game also supports 6 vs 6 players online competitive multiplayer, and up to 4 players in co-op.




  • Maverick-Hunter

    Wow this looks great I mean I personally don’t like first person shooters but I’m defiantly getting this one ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Dean Fox

      ย Defiantly? What are you defying?

      Don’t you mean “definitely”?

  • derty

    This is one of the games Im already holding at GameStop for my release title ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Can’t wait to get it. Not only does it look great but it’s has online multiplayer and co-op!! Soo awesome ๐Ÿ˜€

  • ConCity Soldier

    The day this drops is the day I buy it.

  • Come at me bro

    Movies were cool, game will be awesome!

  • Ilias

    Great job from sega!!!

  • josh with the truth


  • tubagodd

    Don’t matter guys, wont come out until 2103…check em

    • seph.t

      i don’t know if i can wait that long.. like literally i don’t think i’ll be alive

  • jameslobo

    Looks awesome , I hope they push the date forward in time for the release

  • D2K

    Wii U really could have used this as a day one launch title, but oh well. It’ll still be in the launch window.

  • masseffect3

    SEGA is making a game that looks to have great graphics and it’s based on the movie.
    The game is going to be great i’m sure.

  • power of life

    the game looks really well so far and they always do at the begining we just have to wait and see for our self its alittle earlyright now considering the game is comeing out in 2013 dont you thinks guys ??

  • Ilias

    I โค fps , great job Nintendo !!!

    • Ben2

      Question, how do you make the heart?

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  • wieg9797

    Tjhis looks so amazing! I first heard about it on Steam, but this looks SOOOOOOOOOOO much cooler!


    looks odd

    • cyphid

      You mean “Good”

  • Hachi Shiminami

    Can’t wait for Wii U and this game. Now I understand the handheld mini Wii U screen is for the indicator to track aliens around you. That’s just awesome.

    • Regginator

      And other things too that havent been announced. And you can play the entire game on “miniWiiU screen” too!

  • The Plague

    Well, that should tide me over until Metroid Prime U is released nicely.

  • spartanmark05

    February 2103, huh? I guess we’re in for a bit of a wait…

  • Marla

    This game looks awesome. I’m hoping that they’ll let me preorder this one. Hmmm…February, huh? I can wait.

  • Yourecomment IsInvalid

    Meh.aliens colonial doesn’t look too good

  • Yourecomment IsInvalid

    Meh.aliens colonial doesn’t look too good.more alien rehashed junk ๐Ÿ˜› aliens were done years ago,so No,nintendo,just no.

  • Bosmur

    Has anyone noticed that there’s nothing at the end of the trailer saying its on wii u, it say PC ps3 and Xbox, but no wii u

  • Drew


  • Marioravesto3d

    Ok guys looking through uk amazon they had this game Aliens colonial marines limited edition for release 30 november,can someone confirm release date please ?

  • Getting my Wii U soon!

    I really gotta watch Alien and Aliens…

  • i hope you can play as alien

    • you can they have a survival mode where 4 people play as aliens and 4 as marines

    • Allan Zhang

      ther’s a multi-player mode, where you can play as a xenomorph.

  • DESS_M_8

    Does the gamepad display an exact replica of the motion scanners from the Aliens movie!!!????? That is all I want from this game

  • DESS_M_8

    Is the Wii U screen display identical to the motion tracker seen in the Aliens movie?????

  • catsby

    So now that the game is released on PC, alot of gamers hate it and the Reviews are low as hell, Guess this is a game you should stay away from.

  • Joseph Parsons

    ppl all over on pc ps3 and 360 r saying the game is shit i just may not get it now on wii u

  • Ben howes

    y did this not come out for wiiu