Blackout announced — Survival horror Alien

We're sorry. We're so sorry. "Watch. Play" though and while the play bit could easily refer to some sort of web or mobile game the fact that a console game is known to be in development gives plenty of reason to be optimistic. We were wrong, and we'll hold our hands up to that. Isolation was a popular survival horror game that featured Ripley's daughter Amanda, and as previously teased, that character is returning in a new game called Alien: Blackout - and the first trailer is here. "Outsmart the ideal hunter by making perilous choices", says D3 Go's offical site for the game.

Developer D3 Go! says that:"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". While Amanda eventually got hold of the recorder, she also went through the same thing as her mother, when an alien began picking off the people of Sevastopol one by one. One of the more out-of-the-box ideas that Fincher and his team came up with when making Alien 3 some 25 years ago was to use an actual dog, in this case a Whippet, and dress it up in a specially made latex suit to become the animal based version of the deadly xenomorph. In 2019, Amanda Ripley will uncover the secrets it left behind - no matter what. The franchise has seen something of a resurgence recently with the release of two prequel movies, Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, but it's not clear whether there will be a follow-up to director Ridley Scott's Covenant. We like playing games on the move. Great news, especially for fans of the original game.

Previously the team was known as Cryptic Studios, having worked on several MMO's including Neverwinter, Star Trek Online, City of Heroes and City of Villians.

The game also pays unexpected homage to Alien, the 1984 game for the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, and ZX Spectrum (the second-ever licensed game from the franchise, after 1982's glorified Pac-Man clone).

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