Post by KostaAndreadis @ 10:41am 10/06/22 | 0 Comments
Coming from Focus Entertainment and Tindalos Interactive, Aliens: Dark Descent is a new game set in the Aliens universe, and it's a squad-based real-time action game. With it's cinematic reveal made at the Summer Game Fest showcase earlier today we only get to see glimpses of gameplay, but it certainly sounds interesting.
In that it's not a first-person game (ala Alien: Isolation) or even third-person co-op shooter (ala Aliens: Fireteam Elite). Check it out.
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.
The real-time combat is the interesting part, as it sounds like XCOM but in real-time twin-stick shooter form. Kind of.
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.
"The gameplay we have developed is unique, inspired from our favorite tactical and CRPG games and packaged in nerve-wracking, real-time action," Romain Clavier, CEO & Creative Director at Tindalos Interactive says. "Translating from film to our game the sheer terror caused by the deadliest species known to man was quite a challenge, but I'm confident most of you will end up in strung-out shape - as Hicks himself would say."
Aliens: Dark Descent will release on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One and PC in 2023.