SEGA Details Season Pass for Aliens: Colonial Marines

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Feb 09, 2013 02:16 PM EST
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Despite sneaking out a bit early (thanks to Wal-Mart), SEGA has formally announced the Bug Hunt DLC for Aliens: Colonial Marines, and with it, the Season Pass Bundle.

As you might've guessed, the Bug Hunt DLC is a four player survival mode, where players take on groups of xenomorphs that get increasingly difficult with each wave. Players choose from three seperate maps in which to take down the aliens. The DLC hits a bit after the game's release, Mar. 19. Three more additional DLC's will trickle out for the game between then, and August, though neither Gearbox or SEGA has offered any other details on the remaining DLC's, but given Gearbox's record, everything should be up to snuff.

While we're on the subject of DLC, SEGA has detailed the means for players to get them, namely, the Season Pass Bundle. PC and PlayStation 3 gamers can grab it from Steam or PSN for $29.99. Xbox 360 players get it from Xbox Live for 2400 MS Points. Nothing has been mentioned regarding availability of the Season Pass for Nintendo's Wii U.

Forgo the Season Pass if you like and pick up the add-ons individually, but you'll end up saving 40 percent if you go the Season Pass route.

Pitched as a direct story sequel to the movie "Aliens," players wil return to the LV-426 with another crew of grunts (one of whom must have at least a class 3 rating) to search the planet for the missing Ellen Ripley and fellow marines. Settings will include the infamous derelict ship, Hadley's HopeAlien Hive, and the U.S.S Sulaco.

Marine firepower like the smartgun, flamethrower, and the infamous pulse rifle will once again be used to blast away at the acid blooded baddies. Remember: short, controlled bursts. Also, gamers will have the ability to weld doors shut, and set up sentry guns, just like Hicks and Hudson did in the movies.

Both the Alien films and videogames have a history of tense, creepy moments, and paranoia. Marines is expected to be no different, so stay frosty.

Aliens: Colonial Marines will release for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on Feb. 12, 2013, and on the Wii U in March.

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