Alien: Blackout is a mobile game, unfortunately

20th Century Fox tease a new Alien game that may actually be an interactive movie like Bandersnatch

New Alien video game stars Amanda Ripley, but is it Alien Isolation 2?

The bad news is that it's not a current-gen title but just a mobile game (as Blizzard said... hey, don't you have mobiles?).

At the very least it should mean you get some sort of closure to Isolation's story. As the Alien hunts you and your crew down you'll have to remotely guide your team using the station's emergency systems, which sounds like this release will contain some strategic gameplay. For now, anyway - based on the official Alien twitter account, it seems Blackout is part of a larger multimedia strategy based around Amanda Ripley.

Back in late November, we reported that 20th Century Fox were working on a new video game in the Alien series, following on from the hugely successful (and absolutely terrifying) Alien: Isolation.

"The terror of Alien is brought to life in Alien: Blackout", reads D3 Go's website.

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So we'll have to wait for more details of the game to be released.

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. Here's hoping we see a proper Alien: Isolation follow-up eventually makes its way to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in the future. After all, there are already many stealth horror games available on mobile, and they tend to do well on the platform. Outsmart the flawless hunter by making perilous choices.

There's no word on if this game will cost something upfront, or if it will be a free-to-play title. 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. Alien: Blackout is an entirely different thing, though, and it's out on iOS and Android later this year.

Players will need to use the space station's limited power supply to operate a holographic map, surveillance cameras, and motion tracker, while attempting to remain hidden and protect the crew, according to the site.

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