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Aliens vs Predator demo coming

Aliens vs Predator demo coming

Sega are announcing that a demo of Aliens vs Predator will be released on Xbox Live, PSN and Steam tomorrow. The demo will feature multiplayer deatchmatch, where you will control either Marines, Alien or the Predator. The game will be released on the 19th and two trailers and screenshots are available inside.

Sega press release:


LONDON AND SAN FRANCISCO (3rd February 2010) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. can today reveal that an online multiplayer demo will be released for the upcoming FPS action sci-fi title, Aliens vs Predator. The demo will be released simultaneously on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and STEAM on 4th February.

The multiplayer demo will allow gamers the chance to play as all three species – the Colonial Marine, the Predator and the Alien – and pitch their skills against each other in Deathmatch mode on Refinery, one of the game’s multiplayer maps.

“The team at Rebellion has created a truly immersive multiplayer experience with three completely different and compelling playable species. We believe that Aliens vs Predator offers gamers a unique alternative to the current FPS multiplayer games on the market, and sets a precedent for the evolution of multiplayer gaming in the genre,” said Gary Knight, European Marketing Director of SEGA Europe.

“Multiplayer was a huge part of our original AVP game back in 1999, and we’ve kept the spirit of that classic experience in creating the multiplayer for our new Aliens vs Predator. With the demo now gamers can get to grips with each of the three iconic species so they can hone their skills and be ready for when the game launches and battle commences,” said Jason Kingsley, CEO and Creative Director of Rebellion.

Aliens vs Predator allows players to take the role of each of the three infamous species; the Colonial Marine, the Predator and the Alien. Each of the three species has its very own distinct story-driven single-player campaign mode that interweaves with the campaigns of the other two species.

Aliens vs Predator also features unique 3-way online multiplayer, giving gamers the chance to pit the three species against each other in the ultimate battle for survival and for the right to be crowned the deadliest species. Aliens vs Predator has seven multiplayer modes in total: Infestation, Survivor, Predator Hunt, Domination, Deathmatch, Species Deathmatch and Mix Species Deathmatch.

Aliens vs Predator is set to be released on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PC Games For Windows on February 16th in America and February 19th in Europe.

For more information please visit www.sega.com/avp.

Survival trailer
Alien Infestation trailer

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Commented on 2010-02-03 20:17:07
I would have preferred a single player demo, but I'd like to try this one too
Commented on 2010-02-03 20:20:23
i cant wait. LOVED AvP - one of the very few games to ever make me jump (dead space being the other). I really hope they've captured that tension again during the marine levels.

The Pred looks alot better to control now too.. hopefully advancing from the frustration that platform sections usually blight FPS games with.

Rebellion havent been on great form this gen..but i believe it was the american branch that "developed" rogue warrior..so i can forgive. I just wish part of the single player was included with the demo
Commented on 2010-02-03 20:39:38
I definitely can't wait to try out the demo tomorrow!

Good thing its MP considering with single player they just attach a story to each species, so its better not to ruin it, be it bad or good.

But MP should be interesting to see how it plays with each species (i wont bother with Aliens, they suck :P) just to know if MP is something to look forward to in the retail game or not.
Commented on 2010-02-03 20:44:35
So I want to play but because I dont have frikin live I cant.

Goddamnit!!
Commented on 2010-02-03 20:48:15
AvP on Jaguar...these were days xD Still remember those awesome contoler's custom pads. Anyway cant wait for the demo but Id rather try it in single player.
Commented on 2010-02-03 21:57:15 In reply to GeRaLTo
Posted by GeRaLTo
AvP on Jaguar...these were days xD Still remember those awesome contoler's custom pads. Anyway cant wait for the demo but Id rather try it in single player.
same. if a dev is going to do a multiplayer demo it should be in conjunction with a single player demo, if only to show people what to expect.
Commented on 2010-02-03 23:35:45
No idea what to expect from this. I'd be surprised if it turns out to be that great, but I really love the first predator film and the first two alien filrms so if done right this could have some really cool atmosphere.

I'm guessing controls are going to be the big issue. that and balance.
Commented on 2010-02-03 23:51:38
Cool! I have great expectations with this game. I loved the first one.
Commented on 2010-02-03 23:55:00 In reply to Nietzsche
Posted by Nietzsche
No idea what to expect from this. I'd be surprised if it turns out to be that great, but I really love the first predator film and the first two alien filrms so if done right this could have some really cool atmosphere.

I'm guessing controls are going to be the big issue. that and balance.
Predator 2 its good,not as good as the first but its a nice sequel,now the new Predators we will see.
Commented on 2010-02-04 01:05:52
New Predators? news to me. Can't be worse than the AvP movies...ugh.

I'm still interested in that movie starring all the major 80s action stars. Can't remember the name of it but it sounds like a really fun summer movie idea.
Commented on 2010-02-04 01:13:03
You mean the Expendables?

Yeah there will be a new Predators movie this year,its produced by Robert Rodriguez and directed by Nimrod Antal and it stars Adrien Brody.

Sounds awesome cant wait.
Commented on 2010-02-04 01:44:22 In reply to Nietzsche
Posted by Nietzsche
No idea what to expect from this. I'd be surprised if it turns out to be that great, but I really love the first predator film and the first two alien filrms so if done right this could have some really cool atmosphere.

I'm guessing controls are going to be the big issue. that and balance.
Me neither. It didn't look too impressive in the gameplay videos, but I loved both AvP games from Rebellion so it might be just as good as those when they came out.

Then again, Rebellion has been super-awful since AvP. When I recently checked their resume, I almost had an heart attack. Shellshocked 2, Rogue Warrior, Judge Dredd. The list just goes on and on. So I'm giving this developer the benefit of doubt. At least it won't make my expectations too high.
Commented on 2010-02-04 02:06:03
It's up on Steam already.. I haven't tried it yet but I'm looking forward to it. I hope it's good.
Commented on 2010-02-04 09:41:12 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
It's up on Steam already.. I haven't tried it yet but I'm looking forward to it. I hope it's good.
I downloaded the PC demo...I cant even find one single match, waited for like 10 minutes.
*sigh*
Commented on 2010-02-04 12:22:37 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
I downloaded the PC demo...I cant even find one single match, waited for like 10 minutes.
*sigh*
Yes, there are problems. But here is a solution: join the group below. Then right click on players who are in-game and press 'join game'. You might have to try a couple of times, but you will soon find a session.

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/hatchapred
Commented on 2010-02-04 12:50:49 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
Yes, there are problems. But here is a solution: join the group below. Then right click on players who are in-game and press 'join game'. You might have to try a couple of times, but you will soon find a session.

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/hatchapred
Great stuff, hating to wait alot.
Thx :)
Commented on 2010-02-04 13:26:11
I played a few matches, I LOVE IT!

I thought the soldiers would be weak, but the idea of radar keeping track of everyone near you and the weapons are powerful and punchy which is great.
However, I thought the humans wouldnt have a chance, but the more I think of it, its the aliens because they dont have any long range attacks, nor the Predators (unless you pick up shoulder canon and shuriken and spear).

Anyways, I can see myself enjoying the full game, both single player and MP, if only there was another map, more like jungle or something.
Commented on 2010-02-04 13:32:59 In reply to Sath
I played as Marine and alien. And they are well balanced. Made as many kills both as Marine and alien. Going to try the predator now
Commented on 2010-02-04 13:39:54 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
I played as Marine and alien. And they are well balanced. Made as many kills both as Marine and alien. Going to try the predator now
I made more kills as a soldier than the other species, with Predator I just sucked hahaha.
I do wish they could have increased the soldiers sprint a bit though.

If they only fix the bad auto-matching and give us a proper server list with info like map names, players, ping, modes...etc. I would love it.

And this was my first AvP game, very fun.
And plus that i am a sci-fi geek its all great :)

Going to try out the PS3 demo later today when its out, along with Bad Company 2 demo.
Commented on 2010-02-04 14:38:35
demo was rubbish.. deathmatch doesnt work in that setting.. if you're placing 3 species against one another then they should of allowed it to shine in team deathmatch for the demo.

I keep getting placed as the alien.. and other than killing other aliens, they're next to useless against anything else alone.
Commented on 2010-02-04 14:50:57
In one match I was the only soldier, against aliens and predators, and I still got the second highest score.

Deathmatch works in that setting as long as you know your species all advantages.

But IMO, MP are suppose to be fun and not be on the highest list, atleast thats how I play.
The day were I cared alot to be on top 3 was in the Counter Strike days and a bit in the first MW, but now its all about fun.

And yes, Aliens are worthless bastards, but you got to love their squeek sounds though, very cool, and speed. But other than that, meh.
One thing that I find a chance to kill is if you damaged the enemy enough and if you get killed your acid blood will affect the other player and might kill him, happened to me.
Commented on 2010-02-04 15:24:45 In reply to Sath
I have no problem playing as alien. I think the 3 classes are well balanced. I think it's more a matter of taste which is the best.
The other modes that will be available will be more entertaining (see the official website for description of the modes)
Commented on 2010-02-04 18:33:17 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
I have no problem playing as alien. I think the 3 classes are well balanced. I think it's more a matter of taste which is the best.
The other modes that will be available will be more entertaining (see the official website for description of the modes)
I agree.

Well I tried the PS3 demo, my god I waited like 30 minutes just to play a 10 minutes match and then when I tried again I couldnt find any, HORRIBLE!
Atleast on PC I found more matches to play than PS3 though which was nice.

Now I dont know which version or the game to get, PC or PS3, good thing 360 controller is supported for the PC version though :)
Commented on 2010-02-04 19:04:52
game is awesome. played with each species and won every match.

with the marines even in mp this game is scary and your dead if something is behind you. but the weapons deal a lot of damage and even the predator dies really quick.

with the aliens you can see everybody at every time but you have to manage to get close to them because the aliens cant take much damage

the predator is the ultimate hunter with his stealth technology but you have to switch trough the different visions to see what your hunting. especially the aliens are hard to locate.

at all great balancing of the 3 species and controls are easy to mange after some minutes.

i haven't a favourite jet because all 3 types play well but i like this grab and kill thing with the aliens ore the predator. if you push and hold the attack button/s you perform some extreme brutal moves. but if you to slow your catch will get away ore you die.

AvP Rocks!!!


BTW: matchmaking fix will be online soon
Commented on 2010-02-04 19:19:09 In reply to staatsfeind1234
About the fix, its only for PC though :S
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