Sega has revealed the minimum and recommended PC system requirements for Aliens: Colonial Marines.
And according to AVP Galaxy, you can pre-purchase Gearbox's shooter on Steam from today, ahead of the Aliens: Colonial Marines release date of February 12, 2013 on PC, PS3, Xbox 360 (a Wii U launch date is set to be "revealed at a later time", according to Sega).
- Minimum Specs: Operating System: Windows XP SP3. Processor: 2 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor. RAM: 2GB RAM (XP),2GB RAM (Vista). HD: 20GB free hard disk space. Optical Drive: DVD. Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible. Video Card:NVIDIA GeForce 8500/ATI Radeon HD 2600 (256 minimum).
- Recommended Specs: Operating System: Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7. Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Quad CoreProcessor. RAM: 2GB RAM. HD: 20GB free hard disk space. Optical Drive: DVD. Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible. VideoCard: NVIDIA GeForce GTX560/ATI Radeon HD 5850 (512 minimum).
- Other Requirements: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, DirectX 9, Microsoft .NET 4 Framework, Visual C++ Redistributable 2005, Visual C++ Redistributable 2008, Visual C++ Redistributable 2010, and AMD CPU Drivers (XP Only/AMD Only).
Aliens: Colonial Marines pre-orders will allow you to play as Aliens characters Hicks, Hudson, Drake and Apone in multiplayer, as well as to customise your marine's arsenal and wield Ripley's flamethrower. For more on the game, check out our Aliens: Colonial Marines preview published last month.