As happy as I was with the announcement of a new Aliens vs. Predator title (one created by the developer of the amazing original, no less), I kept my giddiness scaled back until I finally saw what it would look like to play as my favorite of the three races: the Alien. It looks like Sega has answered my prayers, as well as a few more, with a batch of new screenshots for their upcoming murderous three-way! More after the break!
The Xenomorph, or Alien to philistines, was the best character to play in the two previous PC-based shooters in the AvP franchise. Why? Aside from being able to run across literally any surface (an ability that was equal parts exhilarating and disorienting), you could eat your foes’ heads for health!
That compounded with AvP2’s awesome Alien campaign that followed your life cycle from facehugger to full-sized drone (including some first-person chest bursting in one scene), cemented my love for this character in the games.
Enough gushing! You can check a few of the new screens below and more that Sega’s tacked onto their AvP Flickr Stream.
Alien vs. Predator is due in 2010 for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Windows PC.