If you were hoping to pre-order your copy of Sega and Gearbox Software’s Aliens: Colonial Marines from Amazon.com, you may want to reconsider.
Sega has just announced that they are giving Gamestop shoppers an exclusive deal that trumps a potential discount from Amazon.com. If you preorder from Gamestop, you will get access to playable characters from the 1986 Aliens movie, including: Private Hudson (Bill Paxton), Corporal Hicks (Michael Biehn), Private Drake (Mark Rolston) and Sergeant Apone (Al Matthews). Although the announcement doesn’t include key characters like Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), Bishop (Lance Henriksen) and everyone’s favorite Pvt Vasquez (Jenette Goldstein), you will get access to Ripley’s Flamethrower in the Collector’s Edition.
Other Collector’s Edition bonuses include:
Additional Marines Character Customization Options
· Ripley’s Flamethrower
· Exclusive Multiplayer Weapons
– Sonic Electronic Ball Breakers
– Phase Plasma Rifle
· Exclusive Game Level
– USCM Academy Firing Range
· USCM Dossier
– Mission Brief
– USS Sephora Schematic
– Recruitment Card
– LV-426 Recon Photo
– USCM Iron-on Badges
– USCM Graduation Certificate
Aliens: Colonial Marines hits shelves February 12, 2013 on Xbox 360 and PS3. In this latest Aliens game, players will engage in a 4-player cooperative campaign in 1st person shooter combat as a member of the United States Colonial Marines or in third person combat as a Xenomorph. Fingers crossed that this game is as awesome as it sounds because I’ll be playing as a Xenomorph.