Alien: Blackout will try to make you scream on Android this January


According to the game's official website, players will strategically protect crewmembers from a hungry (or just angry) xenomorph "using only the space station's limited power supply to operate a holographic map, surveillance cameras, and motion tracker". It appears your choices will affect how the narrative unfolds in each playthrough. It also seems a prime candidate for a low-cost Nintendo Switch port, but FoxNext, D3 Go and Rival Games can cross that blindingly obvious bridge when they come to it. "Outsmart the ideal hunter by making perilous choices", says D3 Go's offical site for the game. As Amanda, players must use a space station's damaged systems to guide her crewmates while avoiding the alien. Alien: Blackout will be available on January 24, 2019, and is now available for pre-order in the App Store and Google Play.

While many are disappointed by the fact that Alien: Blackout turned out to be a mobile game, there is still a Alien game for PC and consoles coming from Cold Iron Studios.

To be honest, I'm a bit disappointed this is a mobile-only affair. You don't see many big companies making premium (AKA paid upfront) mobile games these days, and having a set, seven-mission structure that changes based on how much of your crew survives is thematically appropriate.

FoxNext Games' studio, Cold Iron Studios, is also now at work on a massively multiplayer online shooter set in the Alien cinematic universe for consoles and PC.

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Alien: Isolation is finally getting a sequel, but it may not be the sequel you've been clamoring for since 2014.

The Alien Anthology account tweeted that more news is on its way for the franchise, specifically concerning Amanda Ripley, the daughter of series protagonist Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver).

In the wake of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, I'm particularly attuned to the "choose your own adventure" model of storytelling, and it seems like this game is offering a version of that for its players.