SEGA has announced Aliens: Infestation for Nintendo DS, confirming what we've already known was coming for some time now.
Aliens: Infestation is described as an action-heavy side-scrolling exploration game and will be part of the Aliens expanded universe. Players will be able to recruit and play as 19 different marines, each with their own unique dialogue, and explore iconic environments including the Sulaco, the Derelict ship, and LV-426.
Developed by WayForward in collaboration with Gearbox Software, Aliens: Infestation will pit players against the overwhelming Xenomorph hive using a vast selection of iconic weapons and tools from the series.
The game will feature character designs by popular comic artist Chris Bachalo.
"In contrast to our other Aliens title in the works at the moment, Aliens: Infestation delivers a game that focuses more on exploration of the expanded universe," comments Gary Knight, senior vice president of Marketing, SEGA West. "WayForward really put all their passion into making Aliens: Infestation the definitive Aliens experience that you can fit in your pocket."
Aliens: Infestation will be available September 2011.