Published: Mon, January 07, 2019
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Alien: Blackout Finally Revealed for Mobile, It Isn’t a Sequel to Isolation

Alien: Blackout Finally Revealed for Mobile, It Isn’t a Sequel to Isolation

Rather than being a sequel to Alien Isolation, it was reported to be a squad-based shooter of some sort.

Back in November 2018, 20th Century Fox trademarked Alien: Blackout and many people wondered if this would be bringing a second installment to the Alien: Isolation title that came from Creative Assembly and Feral Interactive. Just like the last time, players will have to avoid encounters with the titular Alien, but this time you'll be playing on mobile.

Now, we 're not averse to mobile games over here at VG247.

Except that the official Alien Twitter account has started teasing something that stars Amanda Ripley and involves uncovering the secrets "left behind" by the crew of the Nostromo in the original film.

Alien: Blackout, a mobile follow-up to Alien: Isolation for iOS and Android, has been announced.

No release date has been provided yet for the game, but the site confirms that it'll be "coming soon" to the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore marketplaces. But it does suck a bit that this isn't a proper follow up to the excellent Alien Isolation.

Blackout sticks Ripley Jr. and her crew on a Weyland-Yutani space station where-shocker-there's a xenomorph hanging around. Lurking in the shadows is the haunting Xenomorph that hunts you down as you try to outsmart it by making choices that can change the outcome. "Survive seven fear-inducing levels by remotely guiding Amanda Ripley's crew through increasingly challenging tasks using only the station's emergency systems", the game's description reads. "The uncertainty and unpredictability of both the alien and her crew can impose total defeat for Amanda and the entire station". It's a joint effort between FoxNext Games, D3 Go and Rival Games, and will once again focus on survival horror action in space.

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