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Brothers in Arms 4 cancelled?

250px-BIA_Furious_4_logoAs noted by Twitter detective Superannuation, Ubisoft recently abandoned its trademarks relating to Brothers in Arms: Furious 4. This has led to speculation that the game has been killed off.

In fact, it has been eerily quiet on this game for some time now. It was revealed last June, and nothing about it has been released to the public since then. Ubisoft gave the game a vague “Calendar 2012” launch window, too, adding to the rumor.

Kotaku reached out to Ubisoft for clarification. It received the standard boilerplate response for rumors: “We don’t have anything to share at this point in time.”

Developer Gearbox has a lot on its plate right now. It’s busy making Borderlands 2 and Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Duke topples detectives on the way to the throne

The King is back, baby, and he’s number one right now. At least in the UK. Duke Nukem Forever sold enough copies of itself, following its resurrection by Gearbox, to topple L.A. Noire. The game hasn’t been received well by critics, though, as the PC version currently stands at 63 on Metacritics.

Other titles include inFamous 2, which opened at four. Another open-world title Red Faction: Armageddon dropped in at eight. Here’s the full list for the week ending June 11:

  1. Duke Nukem Forever
  2. LA Noire
  3. Zumba Fitness
  4. inFamous 2
  5. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
  6. DiRT 3
  7. Brink
  8. Red Faction: Armageddon
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  10. Portal 2

Rumor: Aliens RPG, Colonial Marines Cancelled

Kotaku reports that Sega has cancelled the Aliens role-playing game that was being worked on at Obsidian; it was announced back in 2006, but little has surfaced since. The site’s sources say that the cancellation has resulted in more than 20 employees being laid off. Similarly, Sega is also said to be “reviewing” Aliens: Colonial Marines, a shooter in the works at Gearbox, leaving its fate unclear.

Seemingly confirming Kotaku’s sources, Joystiq’s sources claim Sega has stopped funding both of the aforementioned games. Obsidian’s layoffs are also said to have affected the team working on Alpha Protocol, which is still expected out later this year.

All this comes days after Sega announced Aliens vs. Predator. It is set for release sometime next year.

Aliens FPS Announced

Aliens have overrun the Sega headquarters! The new lords at Sega have announced that it has signed Gearbox Software to create a first-person shooter based on the Alien film franchise, which they got in a recently announced deal. The game will be developed for next-gen systems, alongside the Obsidian RPG as well as Alien Syndrome.

Famous for the Brothers in Arms series, Gearbox is also known for their work on Half-Life and Halo PC and is one of the best in the field. The FPS Alien title, as per the announcement, will retain the atmospheric look and feel of the original films while using the power of next-gen platforms to “create an entirely new interactive Alien experience.”

As expected, no release date was mentioned.

Heat Announced

Through this Gamespot article comes word of a videogame adaptation of Heat, the cult-favorite movie by Michael Mann released back in 1995. It featured Al Pacino, Val Kilmer and Robert de Niro in a “hardcore” bank heist.

Announced by Titan, Heat will be a prequel or sequel to the movie and will be released on next-gen platforms sometime next year. Titan has reached a deal with Regency Entertainment, which holds the rights to the movie, for the game that will reportedly feature the voices and likenesses of the aforementioned actors.

Also, according to the announcement, Mann is in talks with Gearbox to oversee the game’s development. The studio is well known for its PC port of Halo and its Brothers in Arms franchise.

Further details are expected soon.

Brothers in Arms 3 Teaser, Screens

Following the revelation of the game in a recent magazine article, Gearbox has upped the Brothers in Arms 3: Hell’s Highway website. The site currently offers two screenshots and an overview of the game, with a third screenshot being blurred – users will have to answer the given question to view the image.

Below are the first two screenshots: