A head of the third annual #AlienDay, the game publishers Wonderdice have unveiled their upcoming game based on the very first Alien film: USCSS Nostromo – Alien: The Board Game! USCSS Nostromo comes with three different game modes, giving you options to play as either the crew of the Nostromo or as the Alien itself. The game looks to be set for release at the end of 2018, start of 2019.
“Get ready for an epic cooperative survival Boardgame to test your skills and tactics, with or against your friends!
With your teammates manage the entire Nostromo’s crew, decide on your tactics and strategy before their deployment on the field. In order to Survive use various type of mission orders, protocols, weapons… or hunt your friends using your skills and attempt to slay them all in being the Alien.”
Wonderdice actually has the global license on Alien’s Extended Universe which encompasses Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. USCSS Nostromo – Alien: The Board Game is currently available for pre-purchase on the game’s official website.
In addition to receiving the game earlier than retail, those who pre-purchase will also get several pre-sale exclusive items which include 1 booster pack of 7 exclusive cards, 2 exclusive Wallpapers and 1 Alien miniature.
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Update 18/04/2018 – It would appear there’s a bit of controversy surrounding this game, with claims that the publisher is plagiarising a prototype game that was submitted to them previously. You can find out more here.