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Sega has scored the rights from 20th Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising to create a series of games based on the Alien movies.

Instead of the games being direct walkthroughs of the movies, Sega will draw more on the history of the franchise with first-person shooters and even RPGs. Don't expect the game game from the deal to se the light of day until 2008.

Alien actors Sigourney Weaver and Lance Henriksen are reportedly in talk with Sega about providing their voices and likenesses to the games. Rob Lightner, VP of Sega's business development, told the Hollywood Reporter, "We haven't finalized anything at this point, but everything is on the table. It's important for everyone to understand the difference here: We're taking licensing to the next level with this franchise."

Senior producer Mike Gallo added, "We'll go out of our way to tie the games into the films in unique ways. We're also looking at all 'Alien' source material for inspiration, in addition to the films. We may incorporate some characters that fans know and love, and we may let gamers find answers to questions that were left unanswered in the movies."