Update: Alien: Blackout is not a sequel but rather a stand-alone title.
After the critically acclaimed Alien: Isolation, it seems that the powers that be have made the incredibly wise and sure-to-be-beloved decision of continuing the Alien gaming world on mobile devices with Alien: Blackout. A brand-new title that continues the story of Amanda Ripley (Ellen’s daughter), players they will go through, “…seven fear-inducing levels by remotely guiding Amanda Ripley’s crew through increasingly challenging tasks using only the station’s emergency systems.”
While it’s impossible to deny that mobile devices have come a long way and that their graphical capabilities are pretty incredible, there’s still loads of worries associated with any title being moved from console/PC to a mobile device, mainly in that mobile games are far more susceptible to micro-transactions, shorter levels, and just a lackluster overall experience. That being said, we could all be proven wrong and this will be a game that will not only surprise us but may very well set a new precedent for how mobile gaming experiences should be tackled.
The game is theoretically up for pre-orders through the developer’s site, although none of the iOS, Android, or Amazon Apps links works. Furthermore, there is no mention of price. Alien: Blackout is set to come out January 24.
“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.“
Features of the game:
- SURVIVE OR DIE – Using only the space station’s limited power supply to operate a holographic map, surveillance cameras, and motion tracker, attempt to remain hidden and protect your crew from the perfect hunter in seven fear-inducing levels.
- A NEW CHAPTER IN THE ALIEN FRANCHISE – A new chapter in the Alien franchise following the saga of Amanda Ripley, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, between the films Alien and Aliens.
- FIRST CLASS ALIEN MOBILE EXPERIENCE – An immersive and captivating Alien experience, perfectly designed for mobile gaming, bringing the Alien story to life.
- ENCOUNTER FEAR AGAIN AND AGAIN – Every decision can lead to a different conclusion. Players can test different strategies and theories to outlast the Xenomorph in pursuit of victory!