As Gearbox President Randy Pitchford points out in the first behind-the-scenes dev diary video for Aliens: Colonial Marines, the upcoming game is not based on Ridley Scott's series; it's a sequel to the first two films with the world.
Granted, Alien and Aliens already have a sequel—two, actually—but most fans like to pretend they don't exist.
Gearbox and Sega aren't likely to make the same mistake, given the effort they're putting into making Colonial Marines an authentic Aliens experience.
Aliens: Colonial Marines launches Feb. 12 2013 for 360, PS3 and PC, and at an undisclosed date for Wii U. Do you have faith that they'll pull it off? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter.