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Aliens: Colonial Marines false advertising lawsuit is 'frivolous,' says Gearbox

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Developer Gearbox is calling a lawsuit that claims both the studio and publisher Sega falsely advertised the controversial Aliens: Colonial Marines "frivolous," according to a statement provided to Kotaku.

Following the news that Edelson LLC, a law firm representing plaintiff Damion Perrine, will file a class-action lawsuit against both companies, a Gearbox spokesperson released the following statement:

"Attempting to wring a class action lawsuit out of a demonstration is beyond meritless. We continue to support the game, and will defend the rights of entertainers to share their works-in-progress without fear of frivolous litigation."

Sega also released a statement on the matter to Polygon, writing that the publisher "cannot comment on specifics of ongoing litigation, but [are] confident that the lawsuit is without merit and [will] defend it vigorously."

The planned lawsuit is claiming damages for consumers who purchased the title after being mislead by early demo footage. Sega previously acknowledged that early trailers for Aliens: Colonial Marines did not accurately reflect the final content of the game.