The Juggers are coming – It’s Friday

The Juggers are coming, but probably tomorrow because there's good telly on at the moment

This time, though, it isn’t Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen, Vincent D’onofrio and Delroy Lindo – it’s Aliens. And by Aliens we mean Aliens™.

So, after being more consistently off again and on again than any celebrity couple we can collectively think of, Aliens: Colonial Marines has a website and a vague release date (spring 2012). Is it fair to get so excited about one screenshot and a video? Watch the video to find out; if you don’t get goose bumps when that familiar sound effect cues in at the end then you are pretty much dead. This is a fact.

There is still scant info available but the teaser lets you know that Gearbox is in charge and that they are taking an interesting and potentially very good (read: traditional) approach to this game’s narrative.

Another game that is back in Arcadian Rhythms’ sights is El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron. The review from Eurogamer of the Japanese import sounds very promising indeed, especially with quotes like:

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is the maddest and most beautiful thing I have played since… I don’t even know. Probably Space Channel 5.

It further intrigues (especially AJ who has only been playing bonkers games recently) with the comparisons being drawn with Bayonetta.

Anyway, you should probably go and watch Salute of the Jugger/Blood of Heroes in celebration. Why? Because it is ace.