'Alien: Blackout' Revealed to Be a Survival Horror Mobile Game

Ruben Fields
January 7, 2019

Just like the last time, players will have to avoid encounters with the titular Alien, but this time you'll be playing on mobile.

Alien: Isolation is finally getting a sequel, but it may not be the sequel you've been clamoring for since 2014. In the game, you must control Ripley and the station's remaining crew members as they try to escape, without being killed off by the latest version of the series' titular alien.

The terror of Alien is brought to life in Alien: Blackout. This reveal follows one of many teasers shared by the official Alien Twitter account such as the one below that directly mentioned Amanda Ripley's story that would take place in 2019.

The Alien franchise hasn't had the best of luck when it comes to video game adaptations, but that's in the past as one of the more recently released titles Alien: Isolation was received positively by fans and critics alike, and rightfully so. Isolation, you'll need to "outsmart the flawless hunter by making perilous choices", shepherding the surviving crew to safety.

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There's no word on if this game will cost something upfront, or if it will be a free-to-play title. The unpredictability of both the mysterious alien and the ultimate fate of the crew will force players to make life or death decisions that permanently alter the outcome of the game.

"Survive seven fear-inducing levels by remotely guiding Amanda Ripley's crew through increasingly challenging tasks using only the station's emergency systems". It's coming to iOS and Android and is developed by FoxNext Games, D3 Go!, and Rival Games, as reported by Variety. Contending with limited power supply, survival will require players to effectively operate a holographic map, surveillance cameras, and motion trackers to stay hidden and out of the Xenomorph's clutches. I really enjoyed Alien: Isolation and was looking forward to this being available on either the console or PC platforms.

However, it appears that Alien: Blackout is not the next Alien: Isolation and is, in fact, a mobile phone game that stars Amanda Ripley.

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