Aliens: Colonial Marines may still be several months away, but that isn’t stopping Sega from kicking the hype train into high gear, with early avatar awards, a heaping handful of announcement trailers, and now, pre-order bonuses.
As you can see in the trailer above, a pre-order for Aliens: Colonial Marines wins you the ability to play as several characters from the original films, including Hicks, Hudson, Drake, and Apone, as well as the chance to wield the most iconic weapon in the franchise–Ripley’s flamethrower.
While these are some pretty nice rewards for long-time series fans, it’s kind of surprising that they’d make that flamethrower a pre-order exclusive. It’s central to the franchise, with other games like the fantastic Aliens: Infestation placing it front and center as the most important and effective tool in Xenomorph eradication. Dangling that carrot over any fan’s head is just cruel.
Anyway, I guess I’m pre-ordering Aliens: Colonial Marines now.
[Source: TG Daily]