It has been over four years since Alien: Isolation was released to consoles and PC, and despite a rocky start, the game was fairly loved by fans and critics alike. A refreshing change of pace from the number of excremental games released in the Aliens universe in the years prior.
Today, Fox (the film studio that owns the Aliens license) announced that there would finally be a sequel to this game. It will be called Alien: Blackout and it will be available soon. Very Soon. January 24th, to be exact. It is available now for preorder. The hitch? It is available to order from the Apple and Google store. That’s right kiddies, it’s a mobile game.
D3Go, the company that brought you Marvel Puzzle Quest and Earth Defense Force 5, will be bringing this game to your phone. The plot sounds rather familiar to Alien Isolation, you play Amanda Ripley again and are trapped on a ship from the Weyland-Yutani Corporation being hunted by a xenomorph.
Of course, it is too early to judge the game, just because it is moving to a different platform. It is possible that it will be an amazing addition to the Aliens universe. A true horror filled experience that will keep players on the edge of their… phones? We will find out soon. This is Thayder, writer for Silver Soul Gaming, signing off.