Rather than being another first-person horror game for PC and consoles, Alien: Blackout is just a mobile game.
Reported by IGN, the heavily rumoured and long-anticipated follow-up to Alien: Isolation is real, but instead of being another AAA first-person stealth game, it is merely a mobile title called Alien: Blackout.
Developed by D3 GO!, the game is described as “a new chapter in the Alien franchise following the saga of Amanda Ripley, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, between films Alien and Aliens.”
Although most of the official screenshots don’t provide much of a clue as to how it will play, the developers have shared that gamers will be trapped aboard another Weyland-Yutani space station, and that Amanda Ripley’s crew require guiding through seven levels involving challenges based around the station’s emergency systems:
“Using only the space station’s limited power supply to operate a holographic map, surveillance cameras, and a motion tracker, attempt to remain hidden and protect your crew from the perfect hunter in seven-fear inducing levels.”
Alien: Blackout was expected to be revealed at Geoff Keighley’s Game Awards in December 2018, and it was only yesterday that 20th Cenutry Fox teased this video game instalment, along with potentially a comic and movie to celebrate the series’ 40th anniversary.
With Second Dinner’s mysterious Marvel game also being a mobile title, it’s really disappointing that Alien: Blackout is not going to be a AAA sequel that plays identical to Alien: Isolation. Although it didn’t sell particularly well, Creative Assembly created one of the current gen’s scariest and most atmospheric horror titles, and it was worthy addition to the Alien lore.
However, at least we still have Cold Iron Studios developing a first-person shooter for both PC and consoles.