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SEGA Signs 'Aliens' License

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2006 @ 1:46 a.m. PST

SEGA has signed an agreement with 20th Century Fox to develop multiple next-gen and PC games set in the "Alien" universe, including a first-person shooter and an RPG, with the first to be released in 2009. SEGA is in talks with actors from the films, including Sigourney Weaver and Lance Henriksen, to provide their likenesses and voices for the games. Aliens vs. Predator is not part of the deal, for which a second game might tie in with the movie.

"As a direct result of Fox's efforts over the past 27 years, Alien has become one of the most recognized franchises in the motion picture industry," said Simon Jeffery, President and Chief Operating Officer, SEGA of America, Inc. "SEGA will utilize the power of next-gen systems to blend the time-honored story with leading edge design technology to deliver a riveting and suspenseful gameplay experience."

"Alien is one of those special franchises that has continued to thrive in licensing long after it has left theaters. The L & M program has been very successful over the years because we have partnered with the best companies in each category and created appealing products that become must-haves for the extremely loyal Alien fans," added Elie Dekel, Executive Vice President, Fox Licensing & Merchandising. "We look forward to partnering with SEGA, a known leader in the gaming industry, to expand the program to the next generation gaming systems and bring the franchise to life with the newest technology and gameplay."

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