In 2179, the "Company" sent out a small detachment of Marines with Ripley to Lv426 to find out why they had lost contact with the colonist that had been sent to set up lab/base/ or even better yet a harvesting facility for what they knew to be the Aliens and the egg farm there. Nobody really knows why the Company wanted this but unfortunately there are only speculations. Reports have it that all colonist and all Marines are missing and again no more communication has been made. Despite the failings of creating what the company wanted a transmission was received from the planet not long after the last transmission to be thought to have been sent by Ripley.
This transmission was as follows:
"We have been watching. We know you well. Enemy of our enemy is our friend. This has been so since your calendar year of 2004 and we have let you learn and grow. Now we see you still do not understand nor know when to quit, we will handle this. Stay away from LV426 or enemy of or enemy becomes our enemy once again. Heed our warnings"
Now the year is 2204, LV426 has had many transmissions uncrackable in code or language and many unknown heat signatures that are close to that of a nuclear explosion. Nothing is for certain but the Company refuses to be told they cannot go back to LV426 and so in this they gather an elite unit of Space Marines with all the skills needed in all areas of military expertise from paperwork all the way to the best fighters found. The company decided to send in the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
This time, there is no alliance, this time there is an agenda, this time the understanding of live or die makes sense.......