Whenever there’s a new entry into the Alien franchise, interest levels immediate rise. Promise that it’ll have us exploring the universe like never before and those levels go through the roof. Yep, we can’t wait for Aliens: Dark Descent.
Coming from Focus Entertainment and Tindalos Interactive is a new squad-based action title – Aliens: Dark Descent.
It’s set to launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC as, in collaboration with 20th Century Studios, the teams behind it look to send us off on an enthralling single player squad-based action game that is set within the iconic Alien franchise. It’ll have us dropping into an original Alien story where players get to lead a squad of marines in real-time combat, going up against the deadliest creature mankind has ever faced.
We get to take in a a first look at the Aliens: Dark Descent experience that will be waiting with the World Premiere Reveal Trailer below, following a squad of Colonial Marines during a recon mission.
“We are honoured to partner with 20th Century Studio and Disney to work on a new project from this emblematic franchise, and to team up with our excellent partners at Tindalos Interactive. Their expertise, talent and passion for the license will make Aliens: Dark Descent an iconic new chapter in the Alien series.” John Bert, Managing Director at Focus Entertainment.
“The entire team at Tindalos is dedicated to delivering a gaming experience faithful to the spirit of the Alien franchise, and adding its own, never-seen-before elements to this iconic universe. The gameplay we have developed is unique, inspired from our favourite tactical and CRPG games and packaged in nerve-wracking, real-time action. Translating from film to our game the sheer terror caused by the deadliest species known to man was quite a challenge, but I’m confident most of you will end up in strung-out shape – as Hicks himself would say.” Romain Clavier, CEO & Creative Director at Tindalos Interactive
“We’re excited to continue expanding upon the beloved Alien franchise with a deeper single-player story experience thanks to the bright minds from our friends at Focus and Tindalos” said Luigi Priore, vice president at Disney, Pixar & 20th Games. “Fans of the franchise should be excited to jump into a new genre experience and a new tactically thrilling gameplay offering unlike any of our previous Alien game titles”.
Aliens: Dark Descent promises a new and original Alien story in which we’ll be found exploring the horrors and wonders of the Alien universe like never before. It’ll immerse us in a brand new Alien storyline that introduces a new threat and a cast of new marines to the iconic horror franchise, all whilst uncovering planet Lethe’s sinister secret, battling against an onslaught of iconic Xenomorph creatures and putting an end to this new menace.
A real-time, squad-based tactical combat affair, you’ll get the opportunity to recruit, gear up and customize your squad of Marines with an extensive arsenal of weapons, armor, and special abilities while exploring, as enemies will adapt their tactics to your actions to hunt you down. Embarking on high stakes missions in treacherous territory, all the while gathering resources to fix up the stranded Otago spacecraft and researching tech upgrades for your crew, will be pretty much par for the course.
Players will command a squad as one unit thanks to intuitive controls, allowing their Marines to automatically prioritize and execute complex actions in real-time, based on their respective skill sets and the environment around them. Navigate levels strategically, making sure to leverage the persistent and reactive environments to your advantage by sealing off checkpoints, unlocking shortcuts, or creating safe zones.
Aliens: Dark Descent will bring riveting, single player, squad-based action action to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC. For now you’ll want to take in the trailer, but after that sit back and await further details as we have them. Or go and fire up either Alien Isolation or Aliens: Fireteam Elite – it’s what we’ll be doing.