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Aliens: Colonial Marines dev diary - creating tension

Keep your eyes on the motion tracker

Sega has released a new Aliens: Colonial Marines developer diary focusing on the creation of tension and horror.

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As you'd expect, the iconic motion tracker plays its role as the marines attempt to keep track of what's closing in on them from all angles.

Brian Martel, chief creative officer at developer Gearbox, says characterisation is also a key element: "When you're dealing with suspense and horror, you really have to get to know characters and really have time with them to really understand and feel the loss when they're taken by the aliens."

Last week Sega released a Xenos vs. Marines trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines.

The publisher has confirmed an Aliens: Colonial Marines release date of February 12, 2013. That's on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, with a launch date for Wii U set to be "revealed at a later time".

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