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Aliens: Colonial Marines to include playable female characters

Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford has revealed that it has always been part of the plan to include playable female characters in Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Back in around June this year, producer Brian Burleson had said that female characters would not be playable within the game, the result of which saw an online petition arrive, which quickly grew strong in support.

However it seems like competitive multiplayer will feature a range of both male and female characters, all of which can be customized.

In fact, according to Kotaku, you'll be able to, "write on your gear, customize your armor, and even attach a flamethrower to your pulse rifle if you felt so inclined."

It seems the team was not ready to announce this at the moment, so some details are still to be ironed out. At least the petitions can stop now though? Right?

Edited On 03 Sep, 2012

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visa 4 years ago
I cannot wait for this game :D I love the franchise and the games have always been fantastic.
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adwan 4 years ago
The way things are surrounding female characters in multiplayer at the moment you would think there were currently no games with that option.
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SkySaber 4 years ago
Females in MP should be standard in games these days. There's just no reason not too include them. COD next?
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I agree with you on that one. They should be standard and I think any developers that say they can't (i'm sure I remember reading that one dev said they couldn't include female characters as they would cause problems within the games physics engine, or something like that) are just being lazy.
adwan 4 years ago
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no47 4 years ago
The addition of female mp characters is nice. I'm really looking forward to playing this game, hopefully it's better than Aliens Vs Predator. :)
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angelus3889 4 years ago
Its a true aliens game by the look of it so the introduction of playable female characters reflects on the film franchise to. Roll on february!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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BaldBoxer 4 years ago
Great idea putting female characters into the game, might be able persuade the mrs to play it with me a bit easier now!
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Whitey 4 years ago
Some people complain about female characters in MP because they are usually smaller and can result in different hit box detection sizes. Like in Gears of war 3 the female characters can sit behind a low wall and be safe, where as the other characters can still get head shot behind the same cover.
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Cloudedpaul 4 years ago
its a silly thing to complain about really, there are lots of games without this option and should be left to the devs to decide whether the game would benefit from gender options, as far as i know there is no gender option in Call of duty and no ones complaining about that, it seems gear box gets alot of unnecessary and over the top flak from female gamers
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I think that this time the complaint is aimed more at the fact that it's the Alien franchise which, throughout the movies, has been very much female protagonist, hence the complaint about no female charcters available in MP.
adwan 4 years ago
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uncleniccius 4 years ago
This game and Borderlands 2 show how good a developer Gearbox are becoming. I currently have the A:CM CE preordered, and I can't wait!
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Kizzy 4 years ago
Wow they beat COD to it. Never understood why you couldn't play as female characters, its good this game has them though :)

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