Sega Makes New Alien Games

Sega has inked a deal with 20th Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising for a series of games based on the “Alien” movies says The Hollywood Reporter.

The company is also in talks with actors from the films, including Sigourney Weaver and Lance Henriksen, to reprise their movie roles by providing their likenesses and voice roles for the games

The publisher, best known for its “Sonic the Hedgehog” video game franchise, is developing multiple next-generation console and PC video games set in the “Alien” universe, including a first-person shooter and a role-playing game.

Whilst the games will not follow the strict story lines of any of the four films in the series but instead will provide a new experience by drawing from the history and lore that is the foundation of the films.

The releases will also mark the first time games based on the franchise will be made in high definition. The first products are expected to ship in 2008.