'Escape' pits a team of four marines against four Xenomorphs. The marines are tasked with escaping the map, all the while surviving the Xenomorph onslaught.
Players on both teams are encouraged to work together to identify enemy weaknesses, either to escape within the time limit or to eliminate the human opposition.
Originally scheduled for 2012, Aliens: Colonial Marines was delayed earlier this year.
The game is now releasing on February 12, 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
It features a four-player co-operative campaign and enemies brand new to the Alien canon.
Set 11 months after the events of the second movie, it will see marines crash-land on LV-426 and attempt to survive against the Xenomorph population.
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A Wii U version has also been announced, and will receive a date closer to its release.
A collector's edition will also launch alongside the game, featuring a high-quality resin power loader figurine, a USCM dossier booklet and a host of in-game content usable in multiplayer.
Watch a trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines below: