Alien: Blackout announced, is a mobile game featuring Amanda Ripley


You can see more screenshots on the publisher's website. "Watch. Play" though and while the play bit could easily refer to some sort of web or mobile game the fact that a console game is known to be in development gives plenty of reason to be optimistic. In that game, Amanda went with a Weyland-Yutani team to Sevastopol Station, a distant space station in the process of being decommissioned, after the flight recorder was recovered from Ellen's destroyed ship, the Nostromo. No spoilers, but Alien: Isolation ended on a sudden cliffhanger, so hopefully we get some resolution there. For example, you'll have the decision to sacrifice other crew members in order to save Ripley, ultimately altering the outcome of the game. 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. More good news: Amanda Ripley is back.

Alien: Blackout is due out for release on iOS and Android devices later this month.

No release date has been provided yet for the game, but the site confirms that it'll be "coming soon" to the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore marketplaces. Outsmart the ideal hunter by making perilous choices.

From what I understand, the game takes between the events of Alien and Aliens, just like Alien: Isolation did. However, today's announcement from FoxNet did add that a new massively ultiplayer online shooter set in the Alien Cinematic Universe is also in the works from FoxNext Games and Cold Iron Studios. Players will need to survive increasingly challenging, fear-inducing levels by balancing the controls of the space station's emergency systems to skillfully guide their crew to safety and avoid encounters with the enemy. A new tweet from the Alien Anthology Twitter account, which represents 21st Century Fox's franchise, suggest the company means to expand on the story started in 2014's Alien: Isolation in more ways than one. Yep, this won't be making its way to the PC or console.