It wasn’t that long ago I decided to revisit Alien Isolation. This is one of the best games we’ve seen in the franchise. For me, it’s an example of survival horror done right. When the enemy is not only unpredictable but can spring from ducts or vents at any given moment adds to the fear. So we would be due a new game in the franchise. Though we have seen Aliens Fireteam Elite launch. Though that captures the mood of Alieny well it’s none after finally finishing it playing again. We do know of another horror game coming in the future as well. Thankfully that’s not all as we have another coming this year called Aliens: Dark Descent.
Aliens: Dark Descent was announced last year. All we got from the social media announcement was a description saying: “Get ready for tactical squad-based action in the recently announced Aliens: Dark Descent, featuring an original storyline, experiences, and more. Coming in 2023 to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC”. Now we are getting some details about the upcoming game. So why not start with a trailer?
Aliens: Dark Descent What We Can Expect
The trailer tells us the game is a real-time squad-based tactical action game. It does appear you’re also the commander of a group of marines as the trailer says they are your weapon. The gameplay looks fluid and commands although issued to your squad, the best-equipped marine gets the job done. Also, plan your moves carefully. Lose a marine that’s it they are gone for good. The game launches on 20th of June for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC. Neither trailer nor the official website mentions the Nintendo Switch sadly. The full website description reads.
In Aliens: Dark Descent, command a squad of hardened Colonial Marines to stop a terrifying Xenomorph outbreak on Moon Lethe. Lead your soldiers in real-time combat against iconic Xenomorphs, rogue operatives from the insatiable Weyland-Yutani Corporation, and a host of horrifying creatures new to the Alien franchise.
You are the commander. They are your weapon.
Infiltrate large open levels and annihilate enemies with your squad, dispatching orders strategically and intuitively at the touch of a button. Tread carefully, as death is permanent and your foes will adapt their tactics to your actions while hunting you down. Forge unique paths for survival, uncovering shortcuts, creating safe zones, and setting up motion trackers in a persistent world where your actions impact levels forever.
Customize your squad with a selection of different classes. Level up and specialize your soldiers with unique abilities and an arsenal of weapons, armor, and perks, for high stakes missions in treacherous territory. Develop your base to research new tech and improve your squad even further.
Manage your resources wisely and take calculated risks to outsmart the deadliest creature mankind has ever faced. Can you and your squad stop the outbreak before it’s too late?
- Face off in a gripping original Alien story against iconic Xenomorph creatures ranging from Facehuggers to Praetorians, Alien Queens and many more, including rogue human commandos and a brand-new threat unique to this Alien storyline
- Lead strategically and change squad tactics from mission to mission, carefully managing your soldiers’ health, resources, and sanity, to avoid permanent team losses and mental breakdowns
- Forge unique paths for survival in a persistent world, uncovering shortcuts, creating safe zones and setting up motion trackers to stay one step ahead of these creatures
- Assemble and level up squads composed of 5 starting Marines classes, with dozens of specializations, unique abilities and weapons.
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