The squad-based shooter will support four-player cooperative play, and is set to hit stores within the year.
Featuring a story-driven single player campaign centering around a team of soldiers facing an alien assault, Aliens: Colonial Marines will attempt to recreate the look and feel of the original films while providing a tense FPS experience.
The game will also boast a four player co-op mode, with each player taking on a distinct role within the squad. Additional multiplayer modes will be announced at a later date.
Elements taken directly from the Aliens sequel will include pulse rifles, flamethrowers, and the Sulaco spaceship. A soundtrack described as "brooding" will also accompany the claustrophobic environments.
Weapons, skills, and equipment new to the Alien universe will also make an appearance, though none were specified.
Aliens: Colonial Marines will be released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC in late 2008.