That being said, how much Alien fans will actually be excited remains to be seen as FoxNext officially confirmed today that Cold Iron Studios' Alien game will be a "massively multiplayer online shooter", a far cry from the cult classic 2014 horror game Alien: Isolation. Alien: Blackout is a survival horror title that will once again star Amanda Ripley, protagonist of Alien: Isolation and Ellen Ripley's daughter. As the Alien hunts you and your crew down you'll have to remotely guide your team using the station's emergency systems, which sounds like this release will contain some strategic gameplay. It appears your choices will affect how the narrative unfolds in each playthrough.
An announcement on mobile dev D3 Go!'s website (hat-tip to Variety) confirms that Alien: Blackout is "an immersive and captivating Alien experience, perfectly designed for mobile gaming" and will be available to download on the App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore. "Outsmart the flawless hunter by making perilous choices", says D3 Go's offical site for the game. However, it would seem that this time the story is more about what's going on with Amanda Ripley.
"Blackout" game with Amanda Ripley coming THIS MONTH for PS4, Xbox One? After discussing the mobile game, FoxNext ends things off by saying "FoxNext Games' studio, Cold Iron Studios, is also now at work on a massively multiplayer online shooter set in the Alien cinematic universe for consoles and PC".
The game will feature seven fear-inducing levels and players will assume the role of Amanda Ripley's crew. If you remember the control panel bits of Alien: Isolation, which let you divert power between nodes to create distractions, some of the game interface will look familiar.
Every decision can lead to a different conclusion. It's set to release on January 24, 2019 for iOS and Android devices. "Players can test different strategies and theories to outlast the Xenomorph in pursuit of victory!"