Cold Iron Studios’ new Alien game has finally been unveiled! Aliens: Fireteam is a cooperative third-person survivor shooter set in the year 2202, 23 years after the events of the Alien trilogy. Players will assume the role of a a Colonial Marine stationed aboard the USS Endeavor. You’ll play through four campaigns compromising of three missions.
You’ll encounter 20 different enemy variations, including 11 different Xenomorphs types from Facehuggers to Praetorians, each designed with their own intelligence to ambush, outsmart and ultimately take down any marines. There’ll be five unique classes – Gunner, Demolisher, Technician, Doc and Recon – each with their own special abilities and character perks. Players will be able to select from over 30 weapons and over 70 mods/attachments.
You can check out the action-packed trailer, screenshots and press release below:
“With Aliens: Fireteam, you and your friends will experience stepping into the boots of a squad of hardened Colonial Marines fighting in the ultimate battle for survival,” said Craig Zinkievich, Head of Cold Iron Studios. “This is the action game Aliens fans have been waiting for – hordes of different Xenomorphs swarming over ceilings and across walls, surrounding your team and striking from every angle. Work together, customize your character, utilize tons of weapons and gear and…well, you just might get your fireteam out alive.”
Set 23 years after the original Alien trilogy, Aliens: Fireteam drops players into the role of a Colonial Marine aboard the USS Endeavor, recently tasked with answering a distress call from the outer colonies. Deploy to overrun facilities, abandoned ruins and strange alien landscapes as you battle terrifying enemies across four campaigns with two friends or AI teammates. Stunning visuals, realistic environments, powerful weapons, futuristic equipment, and an eerie soundscape heighten new Alien storylines across a series of replayable missions that evoke and expand upon the blockbuster films.
Facing over 20 intelligent enemy types – from Xenomorphs to Weyland-Yutani Synthetics – players must utilize cover tactics and master team strategy to eradicate extraterrestrial threats that swarm through doors and vents, scramble across walls and ceilings, and strike from darkness with uncanny ferocity. Five character classes, an expansive arsenal of customizable weapons and mods, character progression, and innovative advancement systems help even the odds in this heart-pounding shooter and place Aliens: Fireteam in another dimension of co-op survival shooters. The unique Challenge Card system also lets players mutate each mission, offering a new experience with every playthrough.
Rather than the looter-shooter Destiny style game we had been expecting, Aliens: Fireteam is going to be a co-operative survival third person shooter. Though it’s intended for multiplayer with 3 player squads, you are also able to play it on your own with AI squadmates.
Both Game Informer and kotaku had the pleasure of attending a special presentation by Cold Iron showing off some more of the game. Be sure to head on over and check out their impressions. The official website for the shooter is AliensFireTeam.com. We’ll also be getting some full gameplay footage on Thursday 9pm PT/5pm GMT on IGN. Cold Iron Studios says that Aliens: Fireteam will be coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this summer! What does everybody think? Will you be picking up the game upon its release? Let us know in the comments.
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