For those Alien fans waiting for a sequel to the hit console game Alien: Isolation: we have news for you!
Studio D3 Go! has announced a new mobile game entitled Alien: Blackout due for release in 2019. The studio described the game in a press release as:
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 premium mobile game experience that will test the inner nerves of both Alien and horror fans alike, where life can end in an instant.
Listed as a “premium first-person shooter” Alien: Blackout will most likely arrive with a price tag when it drops later in 2019. A short teaser trailer has also been released promoting the game.
The game forms part of a new initiative by 20th Century Fox to expand the Alien franchise. Following the disappointing performance of Alien: Covenant in cinemas the studio is looking to expand the franchise through comic books, gaming and a long rumoured TV series.