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« on: December 11, 2006, 03:48:42 PM »

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Sega will hatch 'Alien' games

Sega has inked a deal with 20th Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising for a series of games based on the "Alien" movies.

The publisher, best known for its "Sonic the Hedgehog" video game franchise, is developing multiple next-generation and PC video games set in the "Alien" universe, including a first-person shooter and a role-playing game, with the first product to ship in 2008.

Rob Lightner, vp business development, said Sega is in talks with actors from the films, including Sigourney Weaver and Lance Henriksen, to reprise their movie roles by providing their likenesses and voice roles for the games.

"We haven't finalized anything at this point, but everything is on the table," Lightner said. "It's important for everyone to understand the difference here: We're taking licensing to the next level with this franchise."

Mike Gallo, senior producer of the "Alien" games at Sega, said the new games will not follow the strict story lines of any of the four films in the series but instead will provide a new experience by drawing from the history and lore that is the foundation of the films.

"We'll go out of our way to tie the games into the films in unique ways," he said. "We're also looking at all 'Alien' source material for inspiration, in addition to the films. We may incorporate some characters that fans know and love, and we may let gamers find answers to questions that were left unanswered in the movies."
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2006, 03:51:59 PM »

"We're taking licensing to the next level with this franchise.

Oh, yeah!   icon_rolleyes
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2006, 04:00:14 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 11, 2006, 03:51:59 PM

"We're taking licensing to the next level with this franchise.

Oh, yeah!   icon_rolleyes

Seriously...who says something like that?  "We are taking commercialization to the next level!"  Sounds like something EA would say before trying to sell you Need for SPeed: Carbon downloads...
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2006, 04:06:23 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on December 11, 2006, 04:00:14 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 11, 2006, 03:51:59 PM

"We're taking licensing to the next level with this franchise.

Oh, yeah!   icon_rolleyes

Seriously...who says something like that?  "We are taking commercialization to the next level!"  Sounds like something EA would say before trying to sell you Need for SPeed: Carbon downloads...

It kinda sounds like they're going to give the actors an incentive to be involved/promote the game and not 'phone it in' when you take into account the whole portion:

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Rob Lightner, vp business development, said Sega is in talks with actors from the films, including Sigourney Weaver and Lance Henriksen, to reprise their movie roles by providing their likenesses and voice roles for the games.

"We haven't finalized anything at this point, but everything is on the table," Lightner said. "It's important for everyone to understand the difference here: We're taking licensing to the next level with this franchise."

That said...

Alien the RPG?  WTF?????
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2006, 04:22:29 PM »

An "Aliens" RPG would so rock.  Hey... you could have RPGs in your RPG!!!
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2006, 04:39:37 PM »

I can see it now. An "Alien" based platformer game, but with guns!
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2006, 05:16:56 PM »

Well Sega has a relationship with Monolith Software, makers of the excellent AvP 2, so here's hoping they are considered to take on a title. 
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2006, 06:02:58 PM »

"Game over man!"
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2006, 07:58:21 PM »

An Alien MMORPG might actually get my attention, though everyone running around screaming "GAME OVER, MAN!" would get old by 10 a.m. on Day One. icon_wink
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2006, 08:07:09 PM »

"Seriously...who says something like that?"
Everyone who's ever written a press release  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2006, 11:08:12 PM »

Quote from: whiteboyskim on December 11, 2006, 07:58:21 PM

An Alien MMORPG might actually get my attention, though everyone running around screaming "GAME OVER, MAN!" would get old by 10 a.m. on Day One. icon_wink

LOL. It is just like Kankrik's wife in the barrens...
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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2006, 02:55:01 AM »

Apparently there were logos for Gearbox and Obsidian on the teaser page, according to GamingTarget, but they have since been removed. 
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« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2006, 02:59:31 AM »

i hope they go for the creepy type of game,i remember playing alien trilogy on the ps1,and that was cool..that game and tomb raider were my first for the ps1...ahh memories Roll Eyes
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« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2006, 12:37:59 PM »

Ripley the Hedgehog FTW!
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