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‘Alien: Blackout’ is a Survival Horror Mobile Game Starring Amanda Ripley

08 January, 2019, 06:30 | Author: Tara Roberts
  • New Alien video game stars Amanda Ripley, but is it Alien Isolation 2?

Of course, we won't know for sure whether Alien: Blackout will live up to the lofty expectations from fans of Alien: Isolation until we've had a chance to check it out for ourselves. Turns out it was real. If you want a "proper" sequel to Isolation, you're shit outta luck. Good news: it's not that.

A new chapter in the Alien franchise following the saga of Amanda Ripley, Ellen Ripley's daughter, between the films Alien and Aliens.

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.

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We thought all the signs pointed towards this announcement being for an honest-to-God Alien game. The in-game map - through which the player tracks systems, crewmembers, and motion-tracker blips - bears uncanny resemblance to that of the earlier game, as does the overall goal of the game. That's the word from from FoxNext Games, D3 Go!, and Rival Games, as new details on the project were finally revealed today. Isolation, you'll need to "outsmart the ideal hunter by making perilous choices", shepherding the surviving crew to safety.

In Alien: Blackout, you play as Ripley as she tries to keep her crew members safe while guiding them through the space station from the security monitoring room using cameras and other defense mechanisms, but power is limited and the Xenomorph is always lurking. The uncertainty and unpredictability of both the alien and her crew can impose total defeat for Amanda and the entire station. Watch that phone battery as well, eh? Alien: Blackout will be available on January 24, 2019, and is now available for pre-order in the App Store and Google Play. 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.

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