Friday, 18 January, 2019

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

20th Century Fox tease a new Alien game that may actually be an interactive movie like Bandersnatch New Alien video game stars Amanda Ripley, but is it Alien Isolation 2?
Sherri Watson | 07 January, 2019, 21:00

Alien: Blackout is an upcoming mobile exclusive survival horror game that takes place in the same universe as the movie horror franchise. There, best to rip the plaster off quickly.

Set aboard a Weyland-Yutani space station stalked by one of HR Giger's iconic monsters, Alien: Blackout sees you making choices to outwit the unrelenting Xenomorph, as it hunts you and the vessel's crew.

Players will be tasked with surviving seven levels by guiding Ripley's crew through "increasingly challenging tasks using only the station's emergency system".

Amanda Ripley, Ellen Ripley's daughter and protagonist of Alien: Isolation, is the star. This has many fans in an uproar, because "mobile" means "bad", apparently, or more likely simply because they want more Alien: Isolation, which means console and PC.

As a result, and given the original was not a financial hit, it's been assumed that the game has nothing to do with 2014's Alien Isolation. According to the game's official website, players will strategically protect crewmembers from a hungry (or just angry) xenomorph "using only the space station's limited power supply to operate a holographic map, surveillance cameras, and motion tracker".

For the past few weeks, it was rumored that a follow-up to Alien: Isolation was being planned.

D3 Go is known for the Puzzle Quest series of mobile games, having developed games based on the Marvel and Magic: The Gathering licenses. However, there's not very much we can pull from the trailer. "Play. Watch.", which would seem to indicate either the story is going to be told on numerous platforms - as in a book/comic book, and a video game, and a TV show/movie - or it is going to be more interactive for the viewer/player, much like the recent Netflix hit Bandersnatch. Alien: Blackout is an entirely different thing, though, and it's out on iOS and Android later this year.