Deathmatch is about the least interesting of all competitive multiplayer modes Aliens: Colonial Marines could offer, yet the first revealed. How splendid, then, that Gearbox and publisher Sega today announced the objective-driven 'Escape.' The 4v4 mode sees marines fleeing from bad places, while the aliens try to scupper their plans. Yes, a bit like Left 4 Dead's Versus mode.
Gearbox still has a competitive mode or two up its sleeve, and there's co-op too, so Colonial Marines should put in a very respectable multiplayer showing. Escape will be playable at Sega's PAX Prime booth over the weekend, if you're headed there.
Aliens: Colonial Marines is scheduled to infest PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on February 12, 2013, following a delay. A Wii U version is in the works too. Of course there's a fancy Colector's Edition, you big silly, I don't know why you even asked.