Microsoft has unveiled the latest batch of Xbox 360 titles to gain backward compatibility support on Xbox One. Now added to the ever-growing list are Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Sonic Unleashed, and Aliens vs Predator.
It's a new year which brings about all sorts of self-help resolutions, new beginnings and a healthy dose of optimism. It also brings about expired video game licenses resulting in a slew of titles being removed from digital distributors.
Update: Rebellion, the tease, has ended speculation and told me this new game relates "definitively" to Sniper Elite.
Oldschool Dave is remaking the Marine missions of tense and terrific shooter Aliens vs. Predator (1999) as a Crysis 2 mod.
UK developer Rebellion desperately wants to make Sniper Elite 3.
Making a new Aliens vs. Predator game isn't even a consideration yet, SEGA West CEO Mike Hayes has told Eurogamer.
It's a very different stance to last March, when Hayes outlined AVP, Alpha Protocol and Bayonetta as SEGA's mainstay shooter, RPG and action franchises.
Even developer Rebellion admitted to being in sequel talks shortly after AVP was released.
Aliens vs. Predator developer Rebellion has a third person shooter in the works for Sony's forthcoming NGP handheld, and is shopping its reworked game engine to publishers in search of more work.
SEGA has said that forthcoming patches for the console versions of Aliens vs. Predator have been "scrapped".
"I've just received a mail this AM regarding patches for the console versions of AVP and I regret to inform everyone that these have sadly been scrapped," assistant community manager 'Clumsyorchid' revealed.
"I had previously made a claim that these were coming and at the time, this was very much on the table. For the console community, I apologise, as I know there are many features and updates that you'd like to see.
SEGA has announced that the second downloadable content pack for Aliens vs. Predator will be released for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on 7th July.
Rebellion boss Jason Kingsley has confirmed Aliens vs Predator for cloud computing service OnLive, GamesIndustry.biz reports.
SEGA's keen to turn Aliens vs. Predator, Alpha Protocol and Bayonetta into franchises, as well as take Total War in "another direction".
"People often ask if we'd take Total War in that [MMO] direction and we're constantly looking at it, but MMO is a very competitive market," SEGA West boss Mike Hayes told CVG. "It goes back to the start of the interview - we want to get the core games right before anything else.
"We've got our shooter with AVP and our RPG with Alpha Protocol - we really want to make that into a franchise. That's the area where we need some success, to sequel-ise that. If you think about it, we can sequel-ise Bayonetta, AVP, Alpha Protocol - if we can make a hit of something like Vanquish - then you add that to Football Manager and Virtua Tennis - we actually have a broad portfolio."
SEGA's first lump of downloadable Aliens vs. Predator content will be released on 18th March.
Rebellion has said it's happy with the critical response to Aliens vs. Predator despite three "totally s*** reviews by some Americans".
"We wanted Aliens vs. Predator to be a critical success as well as a commercial success, which we think we have achieved," CEO Jason Kingsley told Develop following the game's chart-topping exploits in the UK.
"The reviews have been mostly good. We've had three totally s*** reviews by some Americans, which is a bit odd. Some of them were inexcusably bad," he said.
SEGA has taken the UK All-Formats Chart top spot this week with Rebellion's reboot of Aliens vs. Predator.
The quartet of maps exclusive to the Special Edition of Aliens vs. Predator will be offered as DLC to everybody eventually.
Rebellion has apologised for problems affecting matchmaking on the PC and PS3 versions of the Aliens vs. Predator demo released yesterday.
Online multiplayer demos for Aliens vs. Predator and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 await you on the PlayStation Store today. They're both free, so there's no reason not to give these two newcomers a spin.
The original Aliens vs. Predator has been updated to support Steam-powered multiplayer.
SEGA's revealed three Aliens vs. Predator pre-order deals for the UK - one each for GAME, HMV and Play.
SEGA's February-bound Aliens vs Predator will be demoed, presumably prior to release.
SEGA has won its appeal against Aliens vs. Predator's refusal of classification in Australia, meaning the game can be released over there as an MA15+ title.
SEGA plans to release Aliens vs Predator here on 19th February 2010.
SEGA has persuaded renowned actor Lance Henriksen to appear in Aliens vs Predator, due out this February.
Aliens vs. Predator developer Rebellion has refused to "sanitise" its game, claiming the Australian Government does not consider adults "able to make their own entertainment choices".
The Australian Classification Board has refused classification to SEGA and Rebellion's Aliens vs. Predator, barring it from sale in Australia in its current version.
The PC version of licensed shooter Aliens vs Predator will support dedicated servers, according to a new statement made by British developer Rebellion.
SEGA president Mike Hayes has said that the launch of Gearbox Software's Aliens: Colonial Marines probably won't be scheduled until 6-12 months after Aliens vs. Predator launches in February 2010.
SEGA has been proudly showing off new sections of Aliens vs. Predator at gamescom in Cologne this morning, with Alien gameplay being demonstrated for the first time, alongside new details of the multiplayer.
SEGA has told Eurogamer that Aliens vs. Predator will indeed be released in February, as the official website suggests.
SEGA has confirmed the new Aliens vs. Predator game for PC, PS3 and 360, and said we'll be playing it early next year.
SEGA and Twentieth Century Fox have unveiled a brand new Alien vs. Predator game for release next year.