The developers, Obsidian Entertainment, who created smash hits such as Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic and Never Winter Nights will now be turning their hand towards the Alien franchise. Sega announced yesterday that Alien would be made into an RPG.

Simon Jeffery, President and COO, SEGA of America,said this about the deal:

"With Obsidian Entertainment's development pedigree, they were our first choice to bring the Alien franchise to the RPG universe. They are the only developer for us that could effectively combine the Alien mythology with compelling RPG gameplay to create the ultimate Alien experience."

The website for the game is up and running and you can check it out here. The announcement is a bit of a double edged sword; I’m a big Alien fan, so it will be great to have such a top notch development team making the game. On the other hand, I love the Knights of the Old Republic series and this announcement confirms that KoTOR III will probably not be coming out any time soon. Shame.

According to the Hollywood Reporter the first game is due out in 2008 and there are plans also for an FPS game (no confirmed developer as yet). Mike Gallo, senior producer of the Alien games at Sega said that a new storyline will be created which may: "find answers to questions that were left unanswered in the movies." What answers, indeed, what questions, are still unknown.

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