Alien: Blackout may not be the game any of us wanted, but at least there will be a continuation of Amanda Ripley's story. "Watch. Play" though and while the play bit could easily refer to some sort of web or mobile game the fact that a console game is known to be in development gives plenty of reason to be optimistic. There were a few good ones. It also seems a prime candidate for a low-cost Nintendo Switch port, but FoxNext, D3 Go and Rival Games can cross that blindingly obvious bridge when they come to it.
There are plenty of resources on the space station to help you though, including emergency systems that you can use to gain the upper hand. If you're both a fan if the FNAF franchise and the Alien, this game may well be the game of your dreams. Hopefully, the price won't make you scream. For now, anyway - based on the official Alien twitter account, it seems Blackout is part of a larger multimedia strategy based around Amanda Ripley.
The game also pays unexpected homage to Alien, the 1984 game for the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, and ZX Spectrum (the second-ever licensed game from the franchise, after 1982's glorified Pac-Man clone).
Developed by Rival Games and Theory Interactive, Fox describes Alien: Blackout as a "premium survival horror mobile game" where players try to hold onto their lives as well as save others on a downed Weyland-Yutani space station. Outsmart the flawless hunter by making perilous choices. Unlike Isolation, which launched on PC and consoles, Alien Blackout is launching on the Apple and Google stores.
Set aboard a Weyland-Yutani space station stalked by one of HR Giger's iconic monsters, Alien: Blackout sees you making choices to outwit the unrelenting Xenomorph, as it hunts you and the vessel's crew.
The game will feature seven fear-inducing levels and players will assume the role of Amanda Ripley's crew.