It's official – Aliens: Colonial Marines Wii U has been cancelled

Colonial marines

After keeping quiet about the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines since the release of its console and PC counterpart, a Sega rep has finally spilt the beans to Kotaku.

Aliens: Colonial Marines Wii U has been officially cancelled.

We are constantly looking at all areas of our business and in this case have made the decision to not continue development of the Wii U version. Rest assured that we have some fantastic developments for Wii U in the pipeline which we will announce at a later date.

This is hardly surprising news considering the intense negative attention both Sega and developer Gearbox have received over both what was a broken game and the scandal surrounding it. The missed release date really gave it away, however this statement is the final nail in the coffin.

 

Good night sweet prince: And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!

-Shakespeare on Aliens: Colonial Marines Wii U

[Source: Destructoid]

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Readers Comments (3)

  1. This is good news though, right?

    Poor Aliens franchise. We really need a super awesome game that gives these xenomorphs their just due

    • That awesome game was supposed to be Colonial Marines. I’ve pretty much given up on the franchise at this point. It’s just too far gone now. It’s really sad though.

  2. i was reading that they not even add acid blood that could hurt the players, i mean how many programmers has gearbox/timegate/sega/taito/bethesda/3drealms/bullfrog and all of the other developers that work on the game. not even one person told the man in charge the acid should hurt people. so disappointing

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