Sega and Gearbox have officially introduced an “Escape” mode for their Aliens: Colonial Marines multiplayer title. In Escape a 4-player team of Marines will be tasked with escaping from a 4-player team of Xenos. If you think about it this game type is similar to Left 4 Dead’s multiplayer where gamers are charged with getting the survivors to the end of a match while avoiding other gamers, who are zombies trying to prevent their egress. Mind you that Escape is just one of A:CM’s multiplayer modes as it also has a more traditional death match game type as well. You can check out a preview of the new mode after the break. You’ve been hoping that this often delayed title isn’t a dud…
SEGA AND GEARBOX ANnounce NEW multiplayer mode for Aliens: Colonial Marines
LONDON (August 30, 2012) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and Gearbox Software today announced Escape mode, a new competitive multiplayer mode, for its highly anticipated blockbuster Aliens: Colonial Marines™ video game, launching February 12, 2013 worldwide. With a competitive death match game mode already revealed earlier in the year, Escape mode is the second in a number of competitive multiplayer modes for Aliens: Colonial Marines and will challenge players in an intense scenario against the universe’s deadliest killers, the Xenomorph.
An exhilarating experience for fans of the ALIENS universe, Escape mode puts the four-person US Colonial Marines team on the offensive against a four-player Xenomorph team. The Colonial Marines must blast their way through the fast-paced map in order to escape the attacking Xenomorphs, who in return will try to eliminate their prey as quickly as possible. Under the pressure and limited in time, players will have to work together as a team, utilizing each faction’s unique skills, and identifying their opponents’ weak spots to either reach the safety of the escape point or to eliminate their targets.
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