SEGA Selects Obsidian to Develop ‘Alien’ RPG

SEGA this morning has announced ‘Knights of the Republic II’ developer Obsidian Entertainment has been signed to develop the RPG ‘Alien’ game first mentioned on Monday in conjunction with the publisher’s rights announcement. In trading Jedi for slimy Aliens, Obsidian hopes to deliver the ultimate Alien experience based on the original films — which shouldn’t be a stretch considering the lack of quality found in previous games based on the film franchise.

“With Obsidian Entertainment’s development pedigree, they were our first choice to bring the Alien franchise to the RPG universe,” said Simon Jeffery, President and COO, SEGA of America, Inc. “They are the only developer for us that could effectively combine the Alien mythology with compelling RPG gameplay to create the ultimate Alien experience.”

“We are thrilled to be working with the great production and publishing teams at SEGA to deliver the ultimate in-depth Alien experience to gamers worldwide,” said Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment. “Building an epic RPG with a license as heralded as the Alien franchise is truly a great honor.”

TheHDRoom may be paid a small commission for any services or products ordered through select links on this page.