Alien Vs Predator


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A short entry for our next GTW. This is one of the first mentions of the Alien VS Predator franchise which Activision first started out with.

Commodore Format first talked about plans of Activisions to produce a game for the home systems based on the popular comic (and long before the movie or console games came
about).Commodore Format were quoted as saying that this was Activision’s “Most promising
game”. Nothing else was known at the time about the game.

Sadly Activision lost interest with the 8-bits, and the game never surfaced, and nor did really any other new single releases after the likes of Atomic Robokid and Dragon Breed.

The game franchise did however surface about 4/5 years later on various platforms including the Jaguar. The 16-bit console versions were platform affairs, which no doubt the C64 would have been trying to emulate.

We do not know exactly how far the C64 conversion got, or if indeed the game was ever actually started or not. Commodore Format may have got their information wrong, so we could be searching for nothing. We urgently need new information on this title, so if you can help us, then please do so :)

The search just for information and confirmation begins….?

Did it ever get past the planning stages?…

Contributions: Andrew Fisher, Ross Sillifant

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Update history

28/09/15 – CU news snippet added

14 Responses to Alien Vs Predator

  1. Found an old quote from Activision, July 1990, announcing they had acquired the AVP licence :

    “This is going to be a real biggie when it arrives, it’s going to be so hot”

    Larry Sparkes, Activision UK Marketing Manager.

    Game was expected at some stage in 1991

  2. Traced the Atari 7800 version claim back to it’s source.

    Appeared on a Digital Press list, with part number:CX-7896

    Alongside supposed conversions from ARC’s ST games…Badlands Pete (CX-7883) and 9 Lives (CX-7881) which was also rumoured for conversion to Lynx, though Simon Butler wasn’t aware of any conversion plans.

    This list appears to be based on results from an Atari development conference, which Atari held with regards to getting more developer support for the ST and Lynx and they were feeling out what sort of support would be possible for the 7800.

    This does tie-in with Press releases in UK Press at the time from Atari Uk, with a lot of talk of plans to get more ST games converted to other Atari formats.

    But, until any coder or artist comes forward to say they worked on it, it has to remain as pure vapourware.

  3. If anyone can find her, maybe Amanda Barry, Activision PR lady at the time, might be able to shed some light on what became of it?

  4. There were claims of a NES AVP by Activision back in Nov’1990 from VGCE Magazine, never seen any screens etc myself though.

    But a C64 version based around any planned NES game, would of at least been do-able i guess?.

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