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[Exclusive] Aliens: Infiltrator, Prequel Novel To Cold Iron Studios Game, Cover Art Reveal!

The Video Game Awards may have come and gone without any news on Cold Iron Studios upcoming Alien game, but the brand new prequel novel from Weston Oche and Titan books, Aliens: Infiltrator, is just over the horizon! And to help get everyone excited, Titan Books has given Alien vs. Predator Galaxy the task of revealing the upcoming book’s cover art!

The official prequel to the new Alien video game from Cold Iron Studios. Dr. Timothy Hoenikker arrives on Pala Station, a Weyland-Yutani facility. Lured there by the promise of alien artifacts, instead he finds a warped bureaucracy and staff of misfits testing the effects of Xenomorph bio-materials on living creatures. Unbeknownst to the personnel, however, there is an infiltrator among them whose actions could spell disaster. Also on staff is Victor Rawlings, a former marine who gathers together other veterans to prepare for the worst. As the personnel receive a delivery of alien eggs, the experiments spin out of control, and only the former Colonial Marines can stand between the humans and certain death.

 [Exclusive] Aliens: Infiltrator, Prequel Novel To Cold Iron Studios Game, Cover Art Reveal!

Aliens: Infiltrator is currently slated for release just before Alien Day, on the 20th of April 2021! It is now available for pre-order from Amazon (US/UK). You can also find out more about Weston on his website!

In related news, the cover artwork for Alex White’s upcoming novel has also been revealed! Alex took to Twitter to share off this artwork by Marco Turini!

 [Exclusive] Aliens: Infiltrator, Prequel Novel To Cold Iron Studios Game, Cover Art Reveal!

“Shy” Hunt and the tech team from McAllen Integrations thought they’d have an easy job–set up environmental systems for the brand new Hasanova Data Solutions colony, built on the abandoned ruins of a complex known as “Charybdis.” There are just two problems: the colony belongs to the Iranian state, so diplomacy is strained at best, and the complex is located above a series of hidden caves that contain deadly secrets. When a bizarre ship lands on a nearby island, one of the workers is attacked by a taloned creature, and trust evaporates between the Iranians and Americans. The McAllen Integrations crew are imprisoned, accused as spies, but manage to send out a distress signal… to the Colonial Marines.

Into Charybdis will be releasing before Infiltrator, on the 23rd of February, and is likewise available to pre-order from Amazon (US/UK).

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Comments: 34
  1. Rhino Alien
    I do think the Alien is horribly generic at this point. I think Kenner may have been somewhat aware of this. You've seen the alien in movie ripoffs, and R-Type, along with oodles of other video games too. It's a great design, iconic and eternal, but it's become a setpiece for the most part. The Alien 5 concept art was top-notch nearly across the board, and David's sketches were incredibly intriguing. Not saying it has to go in either of those directions, but the ability to do something new and interesting is definitely there.

    Even the simple Wey-Yu book was stark and alienless, on its exterior. And Colonial Marines, while not a work of art, was very clear on what it was without an alien, although granted only the WY book really dealt with them. I'm no artist, but just making a space station and slapping a WY logo on it would be an improevment. Maybe put some alarms or explosions or debris, on that or a small town or outpost or whatever. One of the things that made Alien great was that it did not show the Alien front and center, and sometimes I think authors or the people dictating what do that can write forget that Alien, as a franchise, when it's good, it's as much or more about the humans behave, react, and do to each other than the starbeast; as many have said, the true antagonists are the humans, either directly or behind the scenes, often both.
  2. Kimarhi
    Possibly.  There's a ton of books around with 'Alien' in the title.  An Alien on the front immediately identifies it as an officially licensed product.

    I think this was one of the upshots of the (mostly) 90's era ALIENS branding with the curvy "I". It was unmistakable, even on a spine. Very easy to skim a busy store shelf for.

    Also bring back the sexy painted cover art.






    I actually came across my copy of Aliens Berserker that way.  I used to be in the habit of going into book stores and immediately scanning the sci fi section for new Aliens novels (and berserker came out a couple of years after the last installment).  I didn't see any with the face out, but just as I was turning to leave, I caught that oval I and found Berserker.

    This was like 98 or 99.

    I think Berserker might've been the last of the Bantam novels. 
  3. [cancerblack]
    Possibly.  There's a ton of books around with 'Alien' in the title.  An Alien on the front immediately identifies it as an officially licensed product.

    I think this was one of the upshots of the (mostly) 90's era ALIENS branding with the curvy "I". It was unmistakable, even on a spine. Very easy to skim a busy store shelf for.

    Also bring back the sexy painted cover art.

  4. HuDaFuK
    Yeah, that seems like a slightly daft argument. Some of the recent covers have been shit but not having an Alien on the cover of a book about the Alien doesn't really make much sense.

    As naff as the novels themselves were, the DH Press books had excellent cover art and they all had the Alien on them.
  5. Corporal Hicks
    Indeed. Alien is rather generic, the Alien itself isn't. Honestly, I've no issue with the Alien always being on the cover. It's the quality of the actual artwork itself that I'm bothered about. Into Charybdis is a really good step back in the right direction of the Bantam days.
  6. SM
    Possibly.  There's a ton of books around with 'Alien' in the title.  An Alien on the front immediately identifies it as an officially licensed product.
  7. Rhino Alien
    More generic covers of slavering aliens. This one is posing on a tower, this one in a hall, and this one is white. Really the only cover that stood out in the modern-era is "Phalanx," and still had the generic alien head going on. The "Aliens" universe is so much more than the titular creature. Are they afraid no one will notice it without an alien on the cover?
  8. Xiggz456
    And the cover is now up!

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/11122020_04.jpg

    In the RPG they call the light colored xenomorphs with long tongues Weavers and they are the hive builders. I believe they were a concept for Aliens that was scrapped but Neca did a figure for it a few years ago and of course Gaska actually gave them a purpose. Anyways that’s what the cover xeno looks like to me.

    Calling it right now it is a depiction of the Alien The RPG Weaver.

    You beat me to it  :laugh:
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