Will Alien: Blackout be Announced Next Month?

Ruben Fields
November 26, 2018

Between the reply to Kojima's Alien tweet and the newly-discovered trademark info, fans are hoping that there is a Xenomorph-based announcement coming very soon.

The last time there was a big effort to turn the Alien films into video games - just before Ridley Scott started work on Prometheus - was when Sega bought the rights and churned out the legendarily terrible Aliens: Colonial Marines, DS game Aliens Infestation, and the flawed but atmospheric Alien Isolation. Just 4 days ago (2 days before the trademark filing for Alien: Blackout), the account responded to a tweet from Hideo Kojima, a longtime friend of Keighley's and an acclaimed video game producer, visiting 20th Century Fox and seeing an array of Alien related props from the sets of the films. Organiser Geoff Keighley has teased that this year's show will feature a lot of announcements and surprises, including those from "huge franchises". Case in point, the Alien franchise.

Earlier this month, Keighley posted a cryptic teaser for The Game Awards with the tagline "Worlds Will Change".

Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas reach Mumbai for Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas wedding
Artist Dhara Dhediya took to Instagram to share pictures with Joe and Sophie from their flight to India. The other members from Nick's family are expected to arrive in India just before the festivities begin.

The font used in the image looks similar to the font used in other "Alien" franchise displays, according to VideoGamer.

A new Alien game for console and PC was announced in January this year. Cold Iron is staffed by people who worked on titles such as Neverwinter, Star Trek Online, City of Heroes, BioShock Infinite, Borderlands, Doom, and Metroid Prime 3. CTO Shannon Posniewski's page also confirms that the team is working on a game for "next-gen consoles".

A new Aliens game is looking like it's going to be announced next week, but it doesn't seem to be anything to do with Alien Isolation.

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