It’s now April 26th (at least here in the United Kingdom) and that means Alien Day is upon us! All the staff here at Alien vs. Predator Galaxy would like to wish all our readers and community members a happy Alien Day! As with the last 2 Alien Days, we’ll be covering all the competitions and the swanky new products on offer.
FoxNext and Imagination Studios’ awesome new Alien virtual reality experience is opening in The Outlets at Orange in Orange County, California today! Alien: Descent is a wireless virtual reality game that places you and three other players in the shoes of an elite squad of Colonial Marines sent to investigate a distress signal from a Weyland-Yutani mining outpost. Tickets are available for $22 each from the official Alien: Descent website.
For the opening day, Alien: Descent will be hosting a costume competition between 4pm and 6pm, hourly competition draws between 4pm and 8pm and a chance to snap a selfie with an Alien between 8pm and 12pm.
Alien: Offworld Colony Simulator
The Amazon Alexa based Alien game is now available (only in the US so far, it seems) to download! Alien: Offworld Colony Simulator is a turn-based survival game that is played via the voice-activated Amazon Alexa service. It is currently available for free from the Skills section on Alexa or from the Amazon website.
“Launching one minute prior to ALIEN DAY at 11:59 PM ET on April 25th, the ALIEN: Offworld Colony Simulator is a turned-based survival game that simulates a Weyland-Yutani Space Colony in security lockdown. Weyland-Yutani is inviting civilians to participate in an open Beta test of “The Offworld Colony Simulator” – an advanced system that simulates security breach scenarios in non-terrestrial colonies. Those that participate in the Open Beta will help teach the system’s AI to accurately simulate human behavior in the face of otherworldly dangers.
Utilizing the Amazon Alexa service, players need to collect items, solve puzzles and explore unmarked territories to successfully move throughout the colony, unlock sectors and avoid capture in a Xenomorph-infested space colony.”
- The audio drama adaptation of Alien: Sea of Sorrows is now available for download from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com. Following the tradition of the last 2 years, Audible and Dirk Maggs have put together an adaptation of Titan and James Moore’s Alien novel from 2014.
- Dark Horse Comics have released the first issue of their latest comic series, Aliens: Dust to Dust. The first issue is available for purchase through Dark Horse Digital Download, Amazon or your local comic store. All their existing Alien series are on sale as well.
- FrightRags are releasing some retro-themed Alien items based around the classic ’79 Ben Cooper’s Halloween costumes. These includes an Alien mask (limited to 426 copies) and a t-shirt and pin with the same skull design.
- MONDO are releasing two awesome new Alien posters designed by Pascal Blanché and a cool Jonsey t-shirt designed by Martin Ansin.
- Titan Books’ latest (and greatest) Alien novel was released 2 days ago. Head on over to Amazon (US/UK) or any good book retailer to pick up a copy of Alex White’s Alien: The Cold Forge!
- Pre-orders are currently available for Super Fans Group’s awesome looking Aliens Hive wall sculpture!
- Prodos Games have a 10% sale on their Aliens vs. Predator – The Hunt Begin miniatures and are also giving away a free promo with each order.
- Prime 1 Studio have announced and teased their upcoming Big Chap statue.
- Matt Hatton officially announced that he and fellow Alien: Covenant artist have written a David’s Diary for Titan Books! It will be released at SDCC.
- Quantum Mechanix (QMx) have also teased an upcoming release – an Alien Egg and Facehugger Q-Fig.
- Super7 have an Alien Day exclusive Vinyl – Alien Queen Clear Green Hell for sale on their website.
- US: The official Alien Universe website have a lot of really cool Alien goodies in their OFFWORLD COLONY SURVIVAL ASSESSMENT TEST SWEEPSTAKES.
- Worldwide: AvP Galaxy are offering up a cool Eaglemoss statue and some awesome Alien books.
- Worldwide: For a chance to win 3 of their t-shirts, Last Exit to Nowhere are asking people to recreate their favourite scene from Alien or Aliens and send them a picture.
- US/CA/UK: Daily Dead has 3 copies of Alien: The Cold Forge up for grabs.
- Unknown: Coolprops are offering up any 3 of their products for the winner of their giveaway.
- US: Eaglemoss are giving US residents a chance to get some of their statues.
- UK: Forbidden Planet are giving away Funko POPs, novels and Blu-rays.
- UK: Titan are giving away some Alien books and vinyls.
- Worldwide: The ZEN Studios Pinball tournament is now live.
- The second episode of Alien: Solara is now available!
- The Perfect Organism Podcast is running a day long event where they be uploading a series of podcasts and releasing some of their own t-shirts.
- The Yutani Blog will also be running competitions and releasing new content throughout the day.
- We will have our own competition up later today, we’re recording an interview with Alex White for release ASAP and we’re got an interview with Alien: Covenant’s Ben Rigby to edit and release for our podcast series.
We’ll be keeping this thread updated with more as we find it! Any big announcements that come out of today will be receiving their own separate posts. How are you celebrating Alien Day? Let us know down below!
I know it’s not Alien related but 20th Century Fox’s panel at Cinemacon is also taking place today and we’re expecting them to unveil the first footage from The Predator so keep your eyes peeled for our coverage of the information coming out of the event!
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