Alien: Blackout Probably Isn't the Alien Game You Wanted

Alien: Blackout Probably Isn't the Alien Game You Wanted

Blackout is a mobile game set between Alien and Aliens.

A brand new Alien game has been announced, but it's not a sequel to Alien: Isolation even though it follows that game's lead character, Amanda Ripley. Alien: Blackout is a mobile game set between the Alien and Aliens movies, and it appears to be a strategy game of sorts.

Alien: Blackout is being developed by Rival Games and D3 Go, with a listing on the latter's website revealing the first information on what the game will offer. The player must help characters who are trapped on the crippled Weyland-Yutani space station, using the station's controls to help guide Ripley's crew to safety, with any deadly contact with the Xenomorph altering the path of the story.

Alien: Blackout looks decent even if it isn't what fans wanted | Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

There are reportedly seven levels that must be survived, with the game due to arrive on Android and iOS devices on January 24. There's currently no info on cost, but there's little from the game's listing page to suggest it will be free-to-play.

With teases coming from the official Alien Twitter account, fans had started to believe that a sequel to Alien: Isolation was coming, or at least a new console game in the Alien universe. Alien: Isolation from Sega and Creative Assembly released in 2014 to largely positive reviews (although there were some outliers). There hasn't been a big-budget Alien game since, which is a rather large shame. You can see a glimpse of Alien: Blackout in action in the trailer below.

Via Variety

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