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The Wii U will Get the Best-Looking Version of Aliens: Colonial Marines, Says Gearbox

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Initial post: May 26, 2012 1:09:30 PM PDT
Jay Sizzle says:
Been looking forward to this game for some time now, and the Wii U (freaking HATE that name) just got a little more attractive as far as I'm concerned.

Nintendo has yet to release the official hardware specifications for the Wii U, and it's something Gearbox's Brian Burleson, senior producer on Aliens: Colonial Marines, won't discuss directly. But, he said to Eurogamer, the Wii U will get the best-looking version of the game because it has "more modern tech."

"Just trust me on that one," he added, when Eurogamer pressed for more details on how the game would look better.

Guessing and coyly hinting at the Wii U's capabilities has been an industry parlor game leading up to the console's full reveal at E3 in about 10 days. It's been said to be as powerful as the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Then it's been said to be less powerful. Now we have Gearbox on the record, twice, saying the console is more powerful.

Burleson said building Aliens: Colonial Marines' Wii U version "has been pretty easy. The Wii U is a powerful, powerful machine and it can do a lot of cool new things." Guess we'll find out what kind of cool things in Los Angeles.

Posted on May 26, 2012 1:12:35 PM PDT
Aku says:
How about some Borderlands love as well, Gearbox?

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 1:14:03 PM PDT
Ok, but I want a traditional controller. And I want everything to be on the TV screen/computer monitor.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 1:16:21 PM PDT

Ninja'd like six days ago!

Posted on May 26, 2012 2:28:28 PM PDT
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Posted on May 26, 2012 2:35:22 PM PDT
Modern Wolf says:
im starting to dislike Gearbox. they delayed Aliens:CM again until 2013 just because of stupid Borderlands 2

Posted on May 26, 2012 3:06:35 PM PDT
Peter Faden says:
Dude, Borderlands 2 will be awesome, and Gearbox will make far more money from that release than Aliens. Which could lead to more time allotted to Aliens, making it a completely more awesome game. Lynchpin effect.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 3:23:31 PM PDT
The thing to remember with the Aliens game is that SEGA announced it before any work had begun. They basically signed the deal with Gearbox then made the announcement a week or so later which is why the development cycle has felt so long.

Borderlands 2 is Gearbox's flagship IP right now and given the hype around it I can see why that is getting their focus. Get the project they started first out the door then let that team turn around and polish up Aliens as much as possible instead of sending Aliens out the door with just a spit shine.
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