Alien: Blackout, which is yet to have a concrete release date, is being developed by FoxNext Games, D3 Go!, and Rival Games. Whatever you might think of the final product, David Fincher's feature film directorial debut swung for the fences in many ways, and some of those things worked....and some, well, didn't. "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.
We don't yet know when it will be released, how much it will initially cost, or whether there will be any form of loot boxes or micro-transactions included in the game, but we are able to glean some information based on the trailer and screenshots. For example, you'll have the decision to sacrifice other crew members in order to save Ripley, ultimately altering the outcome of the game.
Alien: Blackout is a mobile game where you manage Amanda Ripley and her crew while they're trapped on a space station.
Blackout will once again put players in the role of Amanda Ripley. Isolation, you'll need to "outsmart the flawless hunter by making perilous choices", shepherding the surviving crew to safety. Alien: Blackout seems to pick up the story from there, with Amanda trying to fend off another alien in a place called Mendel Station while still pursuing answers about what happened to Ellen. Great news, especially for fans of the original game.
It's not completely clear what form the game itself will take, but it looks to be similar in approach to Alien: Isolation's survival horror style.
FoxNext Games' studio, Cold Iron Studios, is also now at work on a massively multiplayer online shooter set in the Alien cinematic universe for consoles and PC.
According to the description, "Survive seven fear-inducing levels by remotely guiding Amanda Ripley's crew through increasingly challenging tasks using only the station's emergency systems".