Sega confirms Aliens: Infestation

DS side-scroller coming September. 

Long-rumoured sci-fi action title Aliens: Infestation will launch on DS this September, Sega has revealed.

Outed in a post on the company's official Twitter feed, this is the first we've officially heard of the game from Sega.

Despite this, rating listings from both the ESRB and it's Aussie equivalent pointed to the game's existence as far back as May.

Developed by side-scrolling specialists Wayforward Technologies (Contra 4 and A Boy & His Blob), Aliens: Infestation naturally sees players pitted against the Alien movie series' titular antagonists.

The game includes 19 different marines and environments from the films including the Sulaco, the Derelict ship, and LV-426.

There's at least one male buttock, as well as the series' iconic alien chest-bursting antics.

Presumably Aliens: Infestation will be a full retail launch for the ageing Nintendo DS, rather than a downloadable DSiWare release available to 3DS owners too.

Developed "in collaboration with" Duke Nukem Forever studio Gearbox Software, all signs point to Aliens: Infestation being a retitled reincarnation of Gearbox's long-dead Aliens: Colonial Marines DS project, believed canned back in 2009.

Duke Nukem Forever developer Gearbox Software's full-size Aliens: Colonial Marines launches for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 spring next year.

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