In Aliens Versus Predator: Extinction, players have to be skilled in overpowering the enemy in a race to dominate the planet. The game, based on the Aliens and Predator films, is the first game of its kind for next generation consoles, giving players the ability to play as one of three species: Aliens, Predators or Colonial Marines. Published by Fox Interactive and Electronic Arts, the game is going to be designed for the PS2 and the XBox consoles and Aliens Versus Predator: Extinction is scheduled to be released in summer 2003.
The three fiercest species in the universe have been locked in a bloody conflict for many years and with each new encounter, it seems the on-going conflict will never end. After a small unit of Colonial Marines, dispatched to planet LV-742, reveals the presence of both Predators and Aliens, so it is decided that the conflict must end once and for all. After years of battles, there is only one option you can take - that's war. You must now defeat your enemies to ensure the survival of your species' or face extinction.
As a real-time tactical strategy game, you can create and control your forces as one of 3 species across 21 single player missions with 10 upgradeable combat units per species. Decide your attack strategy, order up your own custom army from a list of units, choose your upgrades from enemy detecting vision modes to devastating weapon enhancements.
Each species offers unique attributes. As the Colonial Marines, you will count on your military training and the latest hi-tech weaponry from the Weyland-Yutani Corporation to save the human population of LV-742. The Predators must use their stealth and highly evolved hunting techniques and the Aliens will attack in groups to cause damage to their enemies, impregnating them with speedy Facehuggers, and using them to evolve into the ultimate weapons.
Players have access to a variety of units from weaker creatures to ultra-specialised warriors like the Alien Carrier (able to bring terrifying Facehuggers to the battlefront), the extremely brutal and heavily armored Military Predators or the hydraulically powered Marine Exosuit. Every unit can be upgraded to gain new abilities and to become even more deadly. In numerous missions, players will take to the all-terrain, futuristic battlefields such as tropical jungles, caverns, desert settlements and high-tech laboratories in an attempt to seek out their opponents.
-There are 21 single player missions: seven Marine, seven Alien, and seven Predator.
-The game is played as one of three different races and each race comes with its own characteristics and abilities.
-You can control and upgrade up to 10 different unit types of various races including new and never before seen units such as the Predator Hydra or the Alien Ravager.
-There are 21 unique maps across environments spanning from jungles to deserts
-Dozens of weapons including Pulse Rifles, Spearguns, Blazer Cannons, and the Exosuit. Also there are many upgrades such as the Marine Commtech's orbit launched air-strike.