Aliens: Colonial Marines Collector's Edition, Gamestop pre-order bonus now official

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Aliens: Colonial Marines may have been delayed all the way until February 12 of next year, but at least we can take solace in knowing that the Collector's Edition leaked back in January is not only the Real Deal with Bill McNeal, but is even more legit than previously indicated.

For $100, the Collector's Edition includes a Powerloader vs. Xenomorph statuette and a USCM dossier containing a mission brief, a schematic of the USS Sephora, a recruitment card, iron-on badges, recon photos and a USCM graduation certificate. It also comes with digital goodies, not the least of which is the ability to play as the film's Apone, Drake, Hicks and Hudson.

You'll also receive Ripley's flamethrower, "additional marine customization options," two bonus multiplayer weapons ("Sonic Electromagnetic Ball Breakers" and "Phase Plasma Rifle") and an exclusive level, the USCM Academy Firing Range. Pre-ordering the standard edition from Gamestop will net you the four bonus characters, customization options and Ripley's flamethrower, but none of the other content/toys. You will, however, have an extra $40 in your pocket, and won't need to explain the Exosqaud figurine on your desk.%Gallery-156575%
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SEGA AND FOX CONSUMER PRODUCTS Announce Aliens: Colonial marines' Pre-order details and Collector's edition

Collector's Edition and GameStop Exclusive Feature Four Playable Celebrity Cast Characters From Iconic Film

SAN FRANCISCO (May 31, 2012) - SEGA® of America, Inc., Gearbox Software and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products today announced a Collector's Edition and a GameStop-exclusive pre-order offer for its highly anticipated blockbuster Aliens: Colonial Marines™ video game, launching February 12, 2013 worldwide. Offering players a multitude of unique and exclusive content from the ALIENS universe, including four playable characters from the original 1986 movie for competitive multiplayer, the Collector's Edition and the GameStop exclusive are available for pre-order today.

GameStop (North America) Exclusive Pre-Order Content for Competitive Multiplayer*:
· Four Playable Movie Characters
o Players will be able to fight for their squad's survival and confront hordes of enemies as the original ALIENS film icons Private Hudson, Corporal Hicks, Private Drake and Sergeant Apone.
· Additional Marines Character Customization Options
· Ripley's Flamethrower

The Aliens: Colonial Marines Collector's Edition (US $99.99) is set to bring the ultimate ALIENS experience in one box.

Collector's Edition*:
· High Quality Resin Powerloader Figurine in Limited Edition Xeno Hive Box
· Four Playable Movie Characters
o Players will be able to fight for their squad's survival and confront hordes of enemies as the original ALIENS film icons Private Hudson, Corporal Hicks, Private Drake and Sergeant Apone.
· Additional Marines Character Customization Options
· Ripley's Flamethrower
· Exclusive Multiplayer Weapons
o Sonic Electronic Ball Breakers
o Phase Plasma Rifle
· Exclusive Game Level
o USCM Academy Firing Range
· USCM Dossier
o Mission Brief
o USS Sephora Schematic
o Recruitment Card
o LV-426 Recon Photo
o USCM Iron-on Badges
o USCM Graduation Certificate

To preorder Aliens: Colonial Marines from GameStop with the exclusive pre-order bonus or the Collector's Edition, please visit http://www.gamestop.com/browse?nav=16k-Aliens+Colonial+Marines.

In partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and developed by critically acclaimed studio Gearbox Software, Aliens: Colonial Marines will bring new levels of bone-chilling suspense and adrenaline-filled action to the renowned franchise. As the authentic addition to the ALIENS franchise canon, the game's stunning visuals and adrenaline pumping action will deliver a breathtakingly immersive 4-player drop-in drop-out cooperative campaign and expansive competitive multiplayer mode. Providing for an innovative asymmetrical competitive multiplayer experience, Aliens: Colonial Marines lets players fight in first person as the ultimate badasses – the United States Colonial Marines, or in third person as the universe's deadliest killers – the Xenomorphs. Plunging into familiar and new environments from the iconic film franchise, players will have to fight the fear and face the true horrors of the ALIENS universe.

Aliens: Colonial Marines will be available in stores across the globe on February 12, 2013 on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. A release date for the announced Wii U™ version will be revealed at a later time.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.