Announced today at the Summer Game Fest is a new Aliens game in the form of Aliens: Dark Descent, from Focus Interactive and 20th Century, coming to the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC in 2023.
The game is described as a single-player squad-based action game with real-time combat against a horde of Aliens.
Watch – Aliens: Dark Descent Reveal Trailer
Here’s an overview of the game:
A new and original Alien story
Explore the horrors and wonders of the Alien universe like never before, immersing yourself in a brand new Alien storyline that introduces a new threat and a cast of new marines to the iconic horror franchise. Uncover planet Lethe’s sinister secret, battle against an onslaught of iconic Xenomorph creatures and put an end to this new menace.
Real-time, squad-based tactical combat
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. When ready, embark 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.
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.
Be cautious and monitor each marines’ vitals – for any who falls in combat, death is permanent. Anticipate, think fast, and act faster to outwit the lethal creatures from the deeper hive. Will you make it out alive?
Aliens: Dark Descent is coming to PC and consoles in 2023.