A new game set in the Alien universe is coming to mobile. The title is Alien: Blackout, and one of the companies developing it is D3 Go!, developer of Marvel Puzzle Quest.
D3 Go! confirmed that the game will follow Amanda Ripley, daughter of the famous Ellen Ripley. There will be seven levels, and it appears the game will be putting an emphasis on survival rather than action. In some ways, it is a sequel to 2014's Alien: Isolation. Isolation introduced Amanda, and emphasized surviving the Xenomorph rather than attacking it. However, instead of always directly interacting with the Xenomorph, it sounds like Amanda will be using the space station's controls in order to guide the crew on board the Weyland-Yutani space station to safety.
D3Go!: "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."
Interestingly, D3 Go! states that Blackout will feature multiple conclusions. For example, Amanda will be able to sacrifice crew members in order to avoid contact with the Xenomorph. This will "permanently" alter the game's outcome, according to D3 Go!. Based on the wording, sacrificing crew members seems optional, for those who prefer a more heroic route to survival. The game will have resources available to help protect the crew. As for what those resources are, D3 Go! states that players can use "a holographic map, surveillance cameras, and motion tracker."
Blackout is an interesting announcement, as it's the first Alien title designed for mobile platforms in years. It is also the first big Alien game since 2014's Isolation, and seems to be inspired by it. Isolation was well liked, with the PC version receiving an 81 on Metacritic. That game sought to replicate the atmosphere and dread of the original Alien film. Many would agree that it succeeded. In Isolation, there is always a sense of unrest because the space station is desolate, and the Xenomorph is in there somewhere looking for Amanda. Blackout looks to bring a somewhat similar experience, with gameplay that appears similar to Five Nights at Freddy's. For those not interested in a game like that, an online shooting game set in the Alien universe should still be coming in the future.