Focus Entertainment, Tindalos Interactive, and 20th Century Studios have announced their new single-player squad-based action game Aliens: Dark Descent.
The new game will have players dropping into an original Alien story where players will lead a squad of marines in real-time combat against the creatures. The game is in development for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, and PC and is planned to launch in 2023.
A new and original Alien story
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 Lethe’s sinister secret, battle against an onslaught of iconic Xenomorph creatures and put an end to this new menace.
Real-time, squad-based tactical combat
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 Marine’s vitals – for any who falls in combat, death is permanent. Anticipate, think fast, and act faster to outwit the lethal creatures from the deeper hive. Will you make it out alive?