Sega announces Aliens: Colonial Marines under consideration for Wii U

“Aliens: Colonial Marines,” an FPS based on the Alien movie franchise Sega and Gearbox Software, is being “prototyped and considered” for Nintendo’s announced Wii U console, Sega announced during E3.

The game is presently scheduled for Spring 2012 release for PC, PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 platforms.

“We are extremely thrilled about the potential of the Nintendo Wii U and are honored to be a part of the earliest efforts for research and development on the platform with the Aliens: Colonial Marines project that is so perfectly matched with the platform’s unique and exciting new capabilities,” said Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford said in a press release. “As more details about the Nintendo Wii U emerge, Gearbox Software is equipped and motivated to engage and support the platform and its customers.”

Nintendo’s announced Wii U console features a tablet-like controller with its own screen. I’m imaging Gearbox’s crew is thinking up some kind of gameplay elements in which players blast aliens on their main television screen while tracking their xenomorphic enemies on the handheld monitor.

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