Alien: Blackout is not the Cold Iron Studios much anticipated game, so please don’t worry. There’s a proper game on the way which is being worked on right now. So just look at this as just another way to interact with the Alien Universe.
I also guess they are playing it safe with going with Amanda, but the reason why Alien Isolation was a success was not the character herself or her link to Ripley. It was the way Creative Assembly were able to put you on Sevesapol or the Nostromo, it was about world building and not necessarily the story.
The terror of Alien is brought to life in Alien: Blackout. Try to stay alive while trapped aboard a crippled Weyland-Yutani space station carrying a deadly Xenomorph as it tirelessly hunts you and the crew. Outsmart the perfect hunter by making perilous choices. Players must rely on the damaged controls of the space station or risk sacrificing crew members to avoid deadly contact, permanently altering 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. The uncertainty and unpredictability of both the alien and her crew can impose total defeat for Amanda and the entire station.
Alien: Blackout is a unique fear-inducing horror premium mobile game experience that will test the inner nerves of both Alien and horror fans alike, where life can end in an instant.
SURVIVE OR DIE
Using only the space station’s limited power supply to operate a holographic map, surveillance cameras, and motion tracker, attempt to remain hidden and protect your crew from the perfect hunter in seven fear-inducing levels.
A NEW CHAPTER IN THE ALIEN FRANCHISE
A new chapter in the Alien franchise following the saga of Amanda Ripley, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, between the films Alien and Aliens.
FIRST CLASS ALIEN MOBILE EXPERIENCE
An immersive and captivating Alien experience, perfectly designed for mobile gaming, bringing the Alien story to life.
ENCOUNTER FEAR AGAIN AND AGAINhttps://d3go.com/games/alienblackout/
Every decision can lead to a different conclusion. Players can test different strategies and theories to outlast the Xenomorph in pursuit of victory!
But it makes sense to go for something more accessible for a new generation, more people own phones than VR headsets. You need a decent graphics card to even run an Occulus Rift, I know because I bought one this Christmas just gone.
Either way, we should give this new medium a chance and it may pick up a few casual mobile game players that don’t invest in a PC or a gaming machine.
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