ALIEN: BLACKOUT Update! Ok, it's a mobile game, but is this a bad thing?

Following on from our previous entry following some teasing Twitter clips, announcements have now arrived to shed light on the true nature of Alien: Blackout.


So, it shall be a Mobile Game...


Dashed are the hopes it might have been another extensively dark and thrilling (even VR?) experience. Instead, a hungry processor-eating mobile experience will be unleashed that could possible crash on many more humble (less savvy) smartphones or tablets. The game will be launched onto Apple, Google and Amazon app stores, probably later this year.


All is Not Lost...(see screenshots!)


We now have these latest screenshots that foretell of a pretty decent-looking attempt to tap into some of those superior game-playing aspects in Alien: Isolation. What's interesting here is we'll be able to command our fellow crew members and put them to use in tracking down and avoiding the Alien. Surely, they'll be some phone-gripping moments...





And the blurb...?


“The terror of Alien is brought to life in ‘Alien: Blackout.’ 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.


“Survive seven fear-inducing levels by remotely guiding Amanda Ripley’s crew through increasingly challenging tasks using only the station’s emergency systems. The uncertainty and unpredictability of both the alien and her crew can impose total defeat for Amanda and the entire station.”



According to the site, we brave players will have to use the space station’s restricted power supply to operate a holographic map, surveillance cameras, plus the good ole' motion tracker, all while attempting to remain hidden and protect the crew. Tricky, but it remains to be seen just how terrifying a Xenomorph can be on a small mobile screen. 


And what of the 'Read. Play. Watch.' tagline that was recently viewed via Twitter? Could there also be a book or a comic coming out too, relating to the continuing side-story about Amanda Ripley...