Back in November we caught wind that 20th Century Fox had trademarked a new video game title, Alien: Blackout. Fox’s social accounts have also been teasing Amanda Ripley’s return to gaming with their #ReadPlayWatch hastags.
The terror of Alien is brought to life in Alien: Blackout. Try to stay alive while trapped aboard a crippled Weyland-Yutani space station carrying a deadly Xenomorph as it tirelessly hunts you and the crew. Outsmart the perfect hunter by making perilous choices. Players must rely on the damaged controls of the space station or risk sacrificing crew members to avoid deadly contact, permanently altering the outcome of the game.
Survive seven fear-inducing levels by remotely guiding Amanda Ripley’s crew through increasingly challenging tasks using only the station’s emergency systems. The uncertainty and unpredictability of both the alien and her crew can impose total defeat for Amanda and the entire station.
Alien: Blackout is a unique fear-inducing horror mobile game experience that will test the inner nerves of both Alien and horror fans alike, where life can end in an instant.
SURVIVE OR DIE
Using only the space station’s limited power supply to operate a holographic map, surveillance cameras, and motion tracker, attempt to remain hidden and protect your crew from the perfect hunter in seven fear-inducing levels.
A NEW CHAPTER IN THE ALIEN FRANCHISE
A new chapter in the Alien franchise following the saga of Amanda Ripley, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, between the films Alien and Aliens.
FIRST CLASS ALIEN MOBILE EXPERIENCE
An immersive and captivating Alien experience, perfectly designed for mobile gaming, bringing the Alien story to life.
ENCOUNTER FEAR AGAIN AND AGAIN
Every decision can lead to a different conclusion. Players can test different strategies and theories to outlast the Xenomorph in pursuit of victory!
Blackout looks like it’s using quite a few of Alien: Isolation assets including sound effects. At the minute there’s no release date for Alien: Blackout but keep watching this space.
While it’s unclear at this point, I would guess that Blackout is actually taking place following the events of Aliens: Resistance as that series appears to depict Amanda Ripley’s recovery after the end of the Alien: Isolation. This also means we know what the Read and Play parts of #ReadPlayWatch refer to. That leaves Watch left to be uncovered!
There have been quite a few mobile based Alien games since gaming took to mobile phones. The most recent of which was Angry Mob’s Aliens vs. Predator: Evolution which was actually a pretty good game! You can check out RidgeTop’s review of that game here.
I would also like to make it perfectly clear that Alien: Blackout is a completely separate game to the still mysterious game that Cold Iron Studios is working on. So in addition to Alien: Blackout, we still have another Alien game due out in the future to look forward!
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