The quote that most people know from the amazing Aliens is "Get away from her, you bitch!" Ripley, the most badass lady in the space time continuum gave us a character that makes Darth Vader look like a wuss. Now you, dear gamer, could be stepping into her shadow. The ability to play as a female in the Aliens: Colonial Marines multiplayer wasn’t an option until recently, but it is now closer to becoming a reality due to an online petition started by gamer Melissa K, who said, "We believe Aliens is the perfect starting point for developers to start including playable females in more multiplayer shooters... There are many females that enjoy playing video games and are fans of the films who are tired of playing as a male all the time. Let's let Gearbox Software see how important this is to the Aliens franchise! What we want is the ability to create a custom female to represent ourselves just like the men can, in multiplayer/co-op in order for us to 'become a Colonial Marine' as well as accurately represent the other half of the United States Colonial Marine Corps!"
Given that Gearbox have tried their hardest to be faithful to the source while developing, let’s hope they listen to the fans on this one. Then all we need is the ability to control a loader and we can belt out that iconic line together!
Aliens: Colonial Marines is released February 12th 2013.
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