You can't expect the Game Developers Conference to come and go without some new trailers. Team17 knows that, at least, and they've just sent out a new Aven Colony trailer to fix the problem.
We may have been coming across extra-terrestrials in our management simulators for decades now, but it's usually a stroke of obscure sci-fi easter egg luck to cause a quick double-tack or re-evaluation of reality.
But in Aven Prime, that's going to be a generally common occurrence as building a city in a more sci-fi oriented environment means there could be any number of alien life-forms looking to drop in on unsuspecting civilians.
Shown off in the new trailer is the Expedition System put in place to hunt down potential problems before they begin to grow into more of a hassle for your colonies. With mankind's new home being a hotbed for dangerous activity, heading out into the wilderness could unearth damaged technology that can be fixed up for your own gain, civilians who took a wrong turn, spore nests or rebels who need to be taught a lesson in teamwork.
With no solid release date in mind just yet, expect Aven Colony to release in the second quarter of 2017.