Can you play as xenomorphs?

#1kreegan64Posted 5/13/2012 1:33:32 PM
I am hoping for a new game where xenos are playable that has absolutely nothing to do with predators
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#2PedroMontanaPosted 5/14/2012 3:54:27 AM
Well, the campaign seems to be purely about playing as the "colonial marines".
IF there is some kind of competitive multiplayer, it might give the option to play Xenomorphs, but from what we currently know i doubt it.
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#3PedroMontanaPosted 5/14/2012 4:02:44 AM(edited)
Oh, looks like you're lucky. This video confirms the multiplayer will allow to play as Xenomorphs:

There will be various different playable classes of Xenomorphs too.
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#4kreegan64(Topic Creator)Posted 5/26/2012 11:25:42 AM
Xenomorphs, sweet, awesome, yes! Hopefully Sega won't fail and let the marines be able to wrestle them, lol, that'd be like marines being able to wrestle a pred or brute from halo XD (If it already shows such in the youtube video, I am unable to watch it due to my main access to internet being my psp, which can't youtube)
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#5TottentanzPosted 5/27/2012 8:32:17 AM
Pretty much, if the xenos get close enough to jump on you, the only hope you have, it would seem, is your team shooting it off of you before it kills you. With there being different types of attacks that the xenos can do, they are not handcuffed to just mauling a person to death; the videos I have posted reveal that you will have attack choices you will slot and can even upgrade kind of like how the marines can upgrade their weapons.

There are also power-ups for the xenos according to one of the videos which is similar to the marines getting access to a new weapon. Recalling the descriptions, it is some kind of breeding chamber stuff, and they were kind of vague on it.

Playing as a xeno, it is a third person perspective, but their senses allow you a view that lets you get a glimpse through walls(hearing, smell, yada yada). They will have access to vents and cracks with wall climbing as an option.

In one video where they discussed how only Gearbox people played the xenos for the pvp, Gearbox players would yell fish-out-of-water whenever a marine was separated from the group which they would in turn swarm and kill the person with ease.

If you have the time and the eventual internet connection better than what you have, the videos are worth a look.
#6kreegan64(Topic Creator)Posted 5/27/2012 8:39:07 PM

Thanks, I will try to watch it when I get the opportunity. So excited to get a predless ALIEN game that lets you play as xenomorphs.
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#7kreegan64(Topic Creator)Posted 6/28/2012 12:31:45 AM
Xenos look a little underpowered based on the e3 footage, but oh well.
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#8PedroMontanaPosted 7/3/2012 4:15:38 PM
They still have more then enough time to improve the balance, so i'm not concerned.
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#9Hawke0Posted 7/8/2012 1:44:55 PM
why did this game have to be delayed?!?
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