Fox has announced their plans to release a standalone mobile game starring Amanda Ripley from the Alien: Isolation console game. The game, entitled Alien: Blackout – will be a Massively Multiplayer Online shooter for mobile.
Fox’s press release for the mobile game is as follows:
This year, fans of the critically-acclaimed Alien: Isolation video game are invited to embark on new adventures with Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda, by watching, playing, and reading her story as she renews her fight against the aliens after the events of Isolation. 20th Century Fox will partner with a wide range of storytellers and innovators to bring this epic chapter in the Alien Universe to life, with even more entries in Amanda Ripley’s story soon to be announced. FoxNext Games’ studio, Cold Iron Studios, is also currently at work on a massively multiplayer online shooter set in the Alien cinematic universe for consoles and PC.
Check out the trailer in the player below:
Now it is worth noting that Alien: Blackout is technically not the sequel to Isolation, despite sharing the main character. But nevertheless, some fan reactions have been… unsavoury to say the least. But this seems to be one of many Alien projects in the works.
And considering the whole Disney/Fox deal, whether this has an effect on these future console projects or not is still up for debate.