The mysterious Alien: Blackout has now been introduced, six weeks after the title leaked, and sadly it’s not a sequel to Alien: Isolation. Alien: Blackout will carry again Isolation protagonist Amanda Ripley, however for a pocket phone game moderately than something PC-y. Blackout really sounds a bit like ye olde Alien game from the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, placing us behind a pc terminal utilizing surveillance cameras and such to direct the crew round and evade the alien. Or a bit like Five Nights At Freddy’s. But no matter it’s, it’s not a PC game, so it’s past our purview.
Rumours/hopes/dreams had prompt that Blackout is likely to be a sequel to the fantastic first-person sneak-o-spook-a-shooter Isolation, or the known-but-not-yet-formally-announced Alien shooter we all know Fox have Cold Iron Studios engaged on. And it was anticipated to be introduced through the advertising blast of The Game Awards. Wrong on all counts.
Alien: Blackout is, its site explains, a game “Using only the space station’s limited power supply to operate a holographic map, surveillance cameras, and motion tracker, [Ripley must] attempt to remain hidden and protect [her] crew from the perfect hunter.”
It’s an outline which made me consider the 1984 Alien game right away. Then I noticed the trailer and realised oh, it additionally appears to be like a bit like Five Night’s At Freddys with an alien moderately than robots possessed by the ghosts of murdered youngsters. Five Nights At Weyland-Yutani’s.
But no matter, it’s for pocket telephones, not private computer systems. And with that said, our enterprise with this game concludes. Good day, sir.