SEGA has confirmed that developer Gearbox Software has begun work on Aliens: Colonial Marines for Nintendo's new console the Wii U, but stressed that it is still strictly in a prototype phase.

"We are extremely thrilled about the potential of the Nintendo Wii U and are honored to be a part of the earliest efforts for research and development on the platform with the Aliens: Colonial Marines project that is so perfectly matched with the platform's unique and exciting new capabilities," said Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software."As more details about the Nintendo Wii U emerge, Gearbox Software is equipped and motivated to engage and support the platform and its customers."

With a recognised franchise such as Aliens, renowned developer Gearbox, and SEGA on board, Nintendo is certainly stating its intentions for the future of its recently revealed platform.