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Aliens vs. Predator Is "Unique," Especially Online

Although it's competing against some seriously big titles during the first quarter, the hype train for Rebellion's Aliens vs. Predator is starting to gather momentum.

According to Rebellion co-founder Jason Kingsley, his game is "completely unique" due to the "three sides" that are featured in the gameplay. Having humans, Predators and Aliens all in the same action-packed shooter is something no other game can offer, and it seems this originality will be even more prominent in the online multiplayer. This according to what Kingsley told CVG; there's a whole new dimension involved that you just can't find anywhere else. Said Kingsley:

"...the three species interaction in AvP is completely unique. You normally have good guys or bad guys; in Halo you have humanity and your other creatures. But that's two sides. Out game has three - and the third side adds an interesting dimension, especially in multiplayer.

Predator Hunt is just marines vs. Predators with no Aliens around. Another good one is Infestation, which has you starting off with one Alien surrounded by a load of marines. However, as soon as a marine gets killed, he turns into an Alien. That one's great fun from a social perspective. Eventually, there's just one marine running around screaming amongst all these Aliens."

He also talks about "social judgment," in that "you have to play the bad guy once you're dead," so that's another angle to the multiplayer that should add some definite flavor and longevity. We shouldn't forget that the concept is downright awesome...it's just that we haven't seen a memorable AvP (in either game or movie form) in quite a long time, so it's no surprise that many gamers are skeptical about this new offering. But I just can't help hoping for another eye-opening experience, just like the one I had with the Atari Jaguar version...the one that made it truly frightening to turn off the light at 2 a.m. and play in the dark.

Related Game(s): Aliens vs. Predator

1/11/2010 9:10:24 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (44 posts)

NeoHumpty
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 9:52:25 PM
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Well, at least I'm convinced enough to rent it now. Wasn't planning on even doing that. Thanks.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 10:10:13 PM
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But... MAG has three sides. The Jaguar AvP did too, just not in multiplayer. Sounds great, but hardly unique.

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Qubex
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 10:37:32 PM

The truth World... so right!

Q!

"i am home"

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___________
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 11:25:14 PM

yes but the gameplay is so different.
in MAG you play either SVER, VALOR or RAVEN.
all are humans using guns and grenades to kill the enemy the gameplay is the same no matter who you are.
AVP is different, because depending who you are will determine what skils you have available.
i cant wait to be a predator sneak up behind a human and rip his bloomin head off!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 12:09:08 AM

He didn't mention the skills, just that there were three different sides and that was somehow unique.

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 7:18:01 AM

He said the three species matchup is unique. Not just three opposing sides.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 11:07:58 AM

"Our game has three - and the third side adds an interesting dimension, especially in multiplayer"

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SnipeySnake
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 10:22:39 PM
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Im hoping to hear more about bioshock 2 multiplayer.

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huskerfan_101
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 11:06:05 PM
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I played the original online on PC for awhile. And found the human vs. predator matches to be very enjoyable; there was also all 3 species free-for-all but if you got stuck as human you always died. I'm surprised, as no one else experienced AvP online.
Anyway, no I will only be renting this game simple because for what I have seen, it truly plays the same which speaks well for the original, and this one for that matter it was a good game I'm all for updated graphics just not for $60. To many other GREAT games.

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huskerfan_101
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 11:06:53 PM

Do I seem long winded.

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BikerSaint
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 11:22:29 PM
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@huskerfan_101
I can't tell from here, but are you breathing hard, coughing, hacking up, wheezing or need an inhaler more than 4 times a day????

Then in that case, the answer's probably....yes!
LOL

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Deleted User
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 11:24:57 PM
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I remember hearing about this some 4 - 5 years ago. Stating it wouldn't be done till 2011. Well it's 2010 and the guys and gals making this game must be patient like hell. Props to them and I'm sure the final copy would be one helluva game!

Now, Ben. Dear buddy.. can you dig info on Metro 2033?? Is it gonna be release on PS3 or not??

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 10:30:49 AM

I have no idea.

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___________
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 11:28:31 PM
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i would not call it "original" but certainly different.
i cant wait to pop this in, and PLEASE O PLEASE! make the game scary.
PLEASE!
kind of sad but the game that has come closest to scaring me is doom 3, sooner than that would be darksiders.
the tension it creates when your running from the worm i was so tense.
brilliant, thats what all horror games should do.
not actually scare you but create some nail biting tension.
theres no better feeling than creeping through a walkway swinging your head around like a hippie on shrooms expecting a ghost to leap out at ya.

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carl0975
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 6:40:38 PM

Have you not played Dead Space?

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WolfCrimson
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 1:15:08 AM
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Infestation reminds me of TimeSplitters: Future Perfect's "Virus" multiplayer mode.

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IronFace2
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 3:32:49 AM

Yeah! TimeSpiltters is awesome.

Cant wait for this game... Predator is my idol :)

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Alienange
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 1:15:32 AM
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It sounds like they have some good ideas there for online mayhem. Let's see how the reviews go.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 1:44:02 AM

I want the ability to deploy facehuggers.

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 3:09:15 AM

You sure bout that World?
For me, I want the ability to play as a facehugger!!!

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 5:49:48 AM

"I want the ability to deploy facehuggers."

"For me, I want the ability to play as a facehugger!!!"

You can't deploy facehuggers. I'm sure you won't be allowed to play a Queen so you can lay eggs to make them either. If they do it like the originals, you can have it set so you start as a facehugger and evolve up to a full Alien. Providing you can survive long enough to do it. It was a real pain in the a$$ but it was so much fun. And latching onto a Predator was even more fun since you eventually evolved into a Predalien and dished out serious damage. Just wasn't a mobile as regular Aliens.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 10:50:17 AM

Lol i just imagined the gameplay of that being like the MK2 online.... it actually could work.

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daizycutter
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 2:37:17 AM
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and then we have the new AVP film coming out later this year !!

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 5:56:06 AM

I'll watch it but I don't have real high hopes for it. But I am hoping the new Predators movie will be good later this July also. I'm more of an Aliens fan myself so hopefully the new Alien prequel will be done right when it's released further down the road.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 6:40:07 AM

Oh god they're not making an AVP3 are they. i heard about Predators(P3) which might work but not another AVP film,please!!

As for the Alien prequel hmmmm, on the fence about that too.I wouldnt mind seeing them on they're planet. It can be done, its just if it will be done right.

I'd rather they just make a conclusion, which they did do on Alien3 (And very well done i might add), but Resurrection busted it back open. Just do Alien5 and end it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 11:09:17 AM

Dear God no!

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tridon
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 5:51:12 AM
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I'm still on the fence about this. Yes, it sounds great in theory, but I played the AvP game on the PSP that Rebellion developed, and that was pile of crap. Still though, it sounds very promising, and the CE comes with an awesome Facehugger replica! =)

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 6:35:55 AM
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I'll be waiting for the reviews, it has the potential of being great lets hope it lives up to it.

Any news on the Aliens game being made?

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 6:48:46 AM

Still no official date as of yet as far as I know.

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JackC8
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 7:45:27 AM
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"...the third side adds an interesting dimension, especially in multiplayer."

So, not so much in single player? Not really a big selling point for us folks who like our single player games. I'll wait for the reviews on this one. It's one of those titles that might be good, or might be just the opposite.

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Robochic
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 8:05:28 AM
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i'd rent it or if it was like 39.99 i would buy it but would not purchase full price

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 11:11:03 AM

yeah me either, the concept is a bit played out.

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DGo8
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 8:15:59 AM
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Hmm i dunno im interested in this but i'll have to play the demo before buying... pl,aying as the aliens looks crazy and so quick... this could be a good game.. or really bad!

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Buckeyestar
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 8:30:23 AM
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I have fond memories of playing as a Predator on the Jaguar version of AvP. And I was indeed playing in the dark, stalking around the Alien ship looking for the Queen when my brother threw the door open and screamed. I nearly soiled myself.

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tridon
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 8:47:29 AM
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I just can't wait for the demo! I hope you have the choice to play as all three in the demo.

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Hezzron
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 10:11:46 AM
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Alien Vs Predator Vs Oprah.....now THAT Id' buy.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 6:53:12 PM

@Hezzron73,
Hell, I'd even go as far as giving GameStop $200 just to hold a used copy of this one.....

Alien, Predator, & Marine Vs Obama

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Geobaldi
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 12:02:59 AM

Now there's one spine I'd love to rip out as a Predator.

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carl0975
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 6:44:14 PM

I vote for keeping politics out of gaming.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 10:45:39 AM
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Looking forward to this game. I sure hope it doesn't disappoint.

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Frenchy17
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 12:26:18 PM
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I have actually been pretty impressed by some of the footage I have seen lately.

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Nerull
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 2:14:10 AM
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Me too, it's more my style of game than MAG, and it's looking to be at least slightly better than the movies.

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big mac
Saturday, January 16, 2010 @ 6:31:31 AM
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now i gonna trade fifa 09 for alien vs predator

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big mac
Saturday, January 16, 2010 @ 6:34:32 AM
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i heard ps3 has glitches

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