Prologue: A New Nightmare
Weyland-Yutani had begun researching a way to create the perfect soldier by hybridizing human and Xenomorph DNA; using a plentiful supply of convicted criminals who they had promised full pardons for their crimes if they participated in their research. Little did these individuals know they were signing their own death warrants. The subjects were brought to a research facility on a recently discovered planet, designated as LV-976. While the majority of the experiments failed, one, a young female named Myranda Graves, showed promise through the process.
Myranda exceeded their expectations in creating the perfect hybrid of human and Xenomorph DNA. In order to make the project even more suited to their twisted designs, she was spliced with the DNA of a Xenomorph Queen so that she would be able to produce even more soldiers for their project. But a problem would soon arise, as Myranda began to somehow regain some of her sanity and reasoning, and started to resist their control. The scientists eventually decided that the best option would be to dissect her and study her remains; to better their chances at making another more manageable hybrid. However, Myranda managed to escape and wreaked havoc, destroying any information the company had gained from their research. Upon doing so, she fled into the jungle, along with a group of Xenomorph specimens that were also being held at the facility.
More havoc would ensue, as Weyland-Yutani sent out search parties to hunt down the escaped subject. However, both them and Myranda would find that just because this planet was a new discovery for humanity, didn’t mean they were the first to discover it… Contact with the facility would eventually be lost, and an elite team of Colonial Marines would be sent in to discover the fate of the facility and its workers.