FoxNext Brings Alien to Phones with ‘Alien: Blackout’
by Sage Ashford
Despite having one of the best games of 2014 in Alien: Isolation, the Alien franchise has been surprisingly quiet for most of this console generation. But that all changed when FoxNext finally confirmed the latest Alien game, Alien: Blackout.
A stealth/puzzle game from FoxNext, D3 Go! (Marvel Puzzle Quest), and Rival Games, Alien: Blackout is described on D3 Go!’s website as follows:
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 mobile game experience that will test the inner nerves of both Alien and horror fans alike, where life can end in an instant.
Though there’s no release date as of yet, it certainly feels like they’re aiming for the right atmosphere necessary to make “Alien” work.
Alien: Blackout is being developed exclusively for Apple and Android.