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A new game set in the Alien universe is in development, and it's coming to consoles and PC later this year.
Developed by Cold Iron Studios, Aliens: Fireteam is a third-person co-op survival shooter that pits you and your friends against a terrifying Xenomorph horde. It's set several decades after the original Alien films and, judging from the trailer, it couldn't be more different from the single-player survival horror of Alien: Isolation.
Take a look at the reveal trailer below.
"Set 23 years after the original Alien trilogy, Aliens: Fireteam drops players into the role of a Colonial Marine aboard the USS Endeavor, recently tasked with answering a distress call from the outer colonies. Deploy to overrun facilities, abandoned ruins, and strange alien landscapes as you battle terrifying enemies across four campaigns with two friends or AI teammates."
Unlike Alien: Isolation, which spent most of its runtime asking players to cower in cupboards and vents from a lone Xenomorph, Aliens: Fireteam invites players to pick up their biggest guns and mow down dozens of the feckers in a class-based shooter. Players will take on roles like gunner, techinican, and demolisher, and Cold Iron has promised there'll be a massive range of enemies to fight. In addition to 11 types of Xenomorphs, there'll be plenty of Weyland-Yutani synthetics out for blood.
I probably don't need to tell you that games set in the Alien universe can be a... mixed bag, at best. For every Alien: Isolation, there's a Colonial Marines. It's an unfortunate fact that this new entry looks a lot more like the latter, but we can't hold that against it! Not yet, anyway. If we look at it from the angle of Left 4 Dead but with Aliens, then it becomes a much more promising prospect.
Featured Image Credit: Cold Iron Studios
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