Following the guest appearance of the Predator in the popular Battle Royale video game ‘Fortnite’, both the Alien and Ripley have also joined the ever expanding cast of characters.
I believe this is the second time the Alien and Predator have guest starred together in another video game since Mortal Kombat X, and the first time Ripley has guest starred in another video game ever (unless you count the cosmetic tribute to her in 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare).
Promoting the cosmetic pack is a short trailer emulating a climactic scene from the second film:
Unlike the Predator skin and cosmetics which were unlocked through challenges for Battle Pass owners, the Xenomorph and Ripley are available for a limited time in the game’s item shop, along with a number of Alien themed cosmetics including a fantastic Jonesy cat box backpack.
The skins and cosmetics can be purchased with V-bucks individually or as part of the Ripley and Xenomorph Bundle, which includes an Alien Tail Back Bling (You can have the Alien with or without dorsal spines using this), the Weyland-Yutani Cat Carrier, Ripley Nostromo Crew Outfit Variant (her attire from the first film), and Xeno Menace built-in Emote.
Here is the full press release from the Epic Games Fortnite Team
In space, no one can hear you scream. On the Island, everyone can you see you Emote.
Agent Jonesy’s search to find the best Hunters took a dark and stormy stop to LV-426. Now there’s good news… and bad news.
Bad news first? Surprising no one, a Xenomorph was able to sneak back with Jonesy. It has been described as the perfect organism. Its structural perfection matched only by its hostility. This menacing adversary comes equipped with both the Xenomorph Tail Back Bling and Xeno Menace built-in Emote.
Good news: Jonesy’s trip has delivered one of the greatest action heroes… Ripley. If she can stand her ground against the deadly Xenomorphs, she can take on anything on the Island. In addition to having her Nostromo Crew Outfit variant, you’ll warrant attention with the Weyland-Yutani Cat Carrier (complete with Jonesy the Cat).
Before it’s game over, man, you can also get the Space Gear Bundle. This themed Bundle includes the P-500 Power Loader Arm Pickaxe, the Cheyenne Dropship Glider, and a new Emote that’s bursting on the scene.
Also offered is the additional Space Gear Bundle, which includes P-500 Power Loader Arm Pickaxe, the Cheyenne Dropship Glider, and a new ‘Burst Case Senario’ Emote…
you can snag the Ripley and Xenomorph bundle for 2,200 V-bucks and the Space Gear Bundle for 1,500 V-bucks. V-bucks are Fortnite’s in-game currency which can be purchased via the Epic Games Store.
Before the official announcement. the Alien’s appearance in Fortnite was leaked just the other day. There were also some official teases with a Fortnite transmission via their official Twitter, as well as a portal discovered in game leading to the halls of the Hadley’s Hope Colony.
If you’d like a better look at the Alien, Predator, Ripley, and Jonesy in the Fortnite world, stay tuned to our YouTube Channel for a couple of upcoming videos.
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