There’s a new entry in the xenomorph video game catalog, it’s called Aliens: Dark Descent† It will be released in 2023 from French studio Tindalos Interactive, Focus Entertainment and 20th Century Games. It’s coming to PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series consoles, and PC.
Aliens: Dark Descent is a single player action game based on squads. Here’s how the game is YouTube description reads: “Enter an original Alien story where players will lead a squad of Marines in real-time battles against the deadliest creature humanity has ever faced.”
Players can customize their team’s weapons, armor, and abilities, but the xenomorphs will adapt to these decisions. These space monsters are no vain threat either – in this game, death is permanent for your squad.
“Enter high-stakes missions into treacherous territory, all the while collecting resources to refurbish the stranded Otago spacecraft and research technical upgrades for your crew,” the description continues. “Players will command a squad as one unit thanks to intuitive controls, allowing their Marines to automatically prioritize complex actions and execute them in real time, based on their respective skills and the environment around them.”
The new game made its debut with a cinematic trailer during the Summer Game Fest launch stream. In fact, it was the first game featured in the entire show, which should make it fun and special.
The trailer shows a squadron of Marines hunting and being hunted by a handful of xenomorphs, complete with plenty of gunfire, creeping monsters, and interpersonal betrayal.
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