We've seen the Predator. We've seen the marines. At GamesCom 2009, however, Sega and Rebellion finally pulled back the veil on what it'll be like to play as an Alien in the upcoming Aliens vs. Predator, coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. I sat down with Sega to check out the Alien in action, live from Germany.
"Playing as the Alien could be disorienting, especially in regards to knowing which way was down. In the new AvP, Johnny Alien (name completely unofficial) has a reticule in his field of view. Though our human scientists have yet to fully understand this life form, having an aiming reticule in its field of view is probably unrealistic. But it's completely helpful, as its T-shape is always showing you which way is down, and it glows a bit when centered over a surface that you can leap to."
For more, check out my complete look at Aliens vs. Predator.