In what has seemed like an eternal wait, Aliens: Colonial Marines is finally set to debut on February 12, 2013. Even though the date is close, there’s still a “I’ll believe it when I see it” sentiment, so it helps to see new footage from the game — especially when it’s in the form of a cinematic trailer. A story trailer for the game was just released and teases the journey of the group of marines tasked to go back down to LV-426 and discover what happened. The trailer shows the U.S.S. Sulaco, Bishop and fan-favorite Corporal Dwayne Hicks. Besides the story, flashes of gameplay are also shown.
While there’s nothing revolutionary about the trailer or what’s shown of the plot, it’s refreshing at the very least to know that an Aliens shooter will at least make a stab at storytelling.