Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley, Sigourney Weaver's popular character in the famous movie "Alien" is a star in a new Alien game made for mobile. The game will be released on January 24 for Android and iOS devices.
Amanda already is a protagonist of Alien game made in 2014 - Alien: Isolation. Even though Alien fans seem not that excited about the game going mobile, publishers explained that a new mobile game isn't a sequel to previous titles.
"Blackout is a standalone game that shares Amanda Ripley as the main character but is not related to or a sequel of Isolation", said Blackout's PR company FortySeven.
This new survival horror game's story follows Amanda who's trying to survive and save her crew, while trapped aboard a crippled Weyland-Yutani space station carrying a deadly Xenomorph. As the game makers say, "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." The game will have 7 levels in which players could use only the space station’s limited power supply to operate a holographic map, surveillance cameras, and motion tracker.
Alien: Blackout is made by FoxNext, D3 Go, Theory Interactive, and Rival Games, who also emphasize that every decision players make will alter the outcome of the game.
An interesting fact is that Alien: Blackout is the first licensed game for mobile with a story based on the Alien movie franchise. This is going to be a new chapter of the saga, placed between the movies "Alien" and "Aliens".