When rumors of an Alien Isolation sequel started brewing, the video game community was intrigued…but also cautious, because they didn’t know which system the game was intended for. This decade has been notable for fans getting punked by announced sequels to their favorite games turning out to be mobile ventures. Guess what happened again?
Alien Blackout is the name of this quick and dirty dump, which stars Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley and the focus of Alien Isolation. This time, she’s staying out of the Xeno’s direct line of sight, providing watch over a series of emergency monitors to provide guidance for a crew trying to stop the beast. A better title for this would have been “Alien: Five Nights At Ripley’s.”
Try to stay alive while trapped aboard a crippled Weyland-Yutani space station carrying a deadly Xenomorph as it tirelessly hunts you and the crew. Outsmart the perfect hunter by making perilous choices. Players must rely on the damaged controls of the space station or risk sacrificing crew members to avoid deadly contact, permanently altering the outcome of the game.
Don’t be quick to blame Sega (the developer of Alien Isolation), because it doesn’t even sound like Sega was involved in this decision. Rather, Fox instead licensed the property to D3 Go, Theory Interactive, and Rival Games, who developed the title.
Typical for mobile announcements, the Alien Isolation sequel will be released almost immediately after its reveal. Look for it on iOS and Android devices before the month is over, on January 24. Or just replay Alien Isolation again, ’cause it’s as good as we’ll get.