Demiurge Studios has been revealed as the developer overseeing the Wii U version of Aliens Colonial Marines.

According to Gearbox Software's Randy Pitchford, roughly 80 per cent of work on Aliens Colonial Marines is being handled internally, but Demiurge, Nerve and Timegate are all helping out.

Demiurge most recently developed side-scrolling shooter Shoot Many Robots and apparently spent nine months working with Gearbox on the Colonial Marines prototype.

"When I play with the controller, I immediately realize that for the types of games I like to play and make, this is the best controller I've ever had from Nintendo," Pitchford told Gamasutra when talking about the Wii U version of the game. "For Aliens: Colonial Marines, it's really exciting to have that screen there because I can do things that are very unique to this universe. For instance, we have a motion tracker in this universe. Now our motion tracker can literally be in our hands and we can see and hear it -and scan the room in 360 degrees, since it's a motion device."

Aliens Colonial Marines is due for release on February 12, 2013