||Microsoft Windows - PlayStation 3 - XBOX 360
||February 19, 2010
Aliens vs. Predator is a 2010 first-person shooter video game developed by Rebellion Developments, the team behind the 1994 Atari Jaguar game and the 1999 Microsoft Windows game and published by SEGA
for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3
and XBOX 360
. The game is not a sequel to the previous game Aliens versus Predator 2, but a reboot based on the Alien vs. Predator franchise, a combination of the characters and creatures of the Alien franchise and the Predator franchise.
There are three campaigns in the game, one for each race/faction (the Colonial Marines, the Aliens
, and the Predators
), that, while separate in terms of individual plot and gameplay, form one overarching storyline. Following the storyline of the campaign modes comes the multiplayer aspect of the game. In this Multiplayer section of the game, players face off in various game types in various ways.
In December 2008, a Kotaku
article stated that Sega
had announced that an Aliens vs. Predator
video game was being developed. This meant that SEGA
's other then-upcoming game, Aliens: Colonial Marines
, would be pushed back so Aliens vs. Predator
could be released first. It was later confirmed that Lance Henriksen
was involved as one of the characters of the game; he plays Karl Bishop Weyland.
An early build of the game was submitted for review to the OFLC, but was denied classification in Australia in 2009 and effectively banned for sale altogether. SEGA
announced that there would not be a re-cut version released in Australia, and that it would appeal the decision. The game's refusal of classification again brought up the issue of a need for an R18+ rating in games, a move supported by many members of the public and government members.
On December 18, 2009, Sega won the appeal on the classification of the game in Australia. "It is with great pleasure that we announce the success of our appeal," says Darren Macbeth, managing director of Sega Australia. "We are particularly proud that the game will be released in its original entirety, with no content altered or removed whatsoever. Australian gamers applaud the Classification Review Board on making a decision that clearly considers the context of the game, and is in line with the modern expectations of reasonable Australians."
The Board noted that "the violence depicted in the game can be accommodated within the MA 15+ category as the violent scenes are not prolonged and are interspersed with longer non-violent sequences. The violence is fantastical in nature and justified by the context of the game, set in a futuristic science-fiction world, inhabited by aliens and predators. This context serves to lessen its impact. The more contentious violence is randomly generated and is not dependent on the player selection of specific moves.
|Build Name||Build Date|
|AvP 3 SPS||July 21, 2008|
|AvP3_Submission_Release||October 06, 2008|
|Alien Versus Predator||May 26, 2009|
|Alien Versus Predator||July 12, 2009|
|Alien Versus Predator||July 21, 2009|
|Alien Versus Predator||August 02, 2009|
|Alien Versus Predator||August 20, 2009|
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