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'Aliens: Extermination' Coming To Arcade Halls

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 11:09 a.m. PST

GLOBAL VR today announced its intentions to release an innovative new coin-op video game based upon the blockbuster movie title Aliens. Aliens: Extermination takes place after Ripley and the surviving Colonial Marines leave planet LV-426, you are being sent back for a "mop-up operation."

Today, GLOBAL VR and Twentieth Century Fox have teamed up with one of the coin-op industry's leading game developers, Play Mechanix, Inc. Founded in 1995 by George Petro, a former game designer for Midway Games, Play Mechanix has established itself as one of the industries leading developers of games for the coin-op and gaming industries. Hits such as Invasion The Abductors and Big Buck Hunter are examples of the successful products developed by the company. When asked about this new project George commented, "This is by far the most exciting new product we've worked on in a long time. It's not every day developers get a chance to work on such a high profile title. We intend to help make this game the biggest hit the coin-op industry has seen in years!"

When asked for comment about the new development effort, Jim DeRose, GLOBAL VR's President and CEO commented, "The title Aliens is synonymous with excitement and terror. Since the introduction of the very first movie 25 years ago movie goers and game players know that Aliens will deliver a unique and visceral experience unlike any other." He went on to comment, "It is our intention to bring an immersive and compelling new experience to players who enjoy the thrill of hunt and the terror that is uniquely Aliens."

The newest incarnation of the game takes place after Ripley and the surviving Colonial Marines leave planet LV-426. A mop-up operation headed by the colonial marines returns to the planet to finish off the Alien population that ravaged their troops years before. In the game the players take control of one of the best weapons in the Colonial Marine arsenal the M41A 10mm Pulse Rifle, over and under, with a 30mm grenade launcher.

Jeff Shotwell, GLOBAL VR's, ALIENS Extermination's game producer stated, "We have gone to extraordinary lengths to insure that the story line is consistent with the Aliens movie while at the same time introducing a new plot that will both thrill and entertain our players. All I can say is ... "this is not just another bug hunt!" "

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