Alien: Blackout will try to make you scream on Android this January

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.

Now, we 're not averse to mobile games over here at VG247. I really enjoyed Alien: Isolation and was looking forward to this being available on either the console or PC platforms.

Alien: Blackout is coming to the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore on January 24.

Alien: Blackout has now been fully revealed to be a Teen-rated mobile game after several teasers led up to the announcement. It's a joint effort between FoxNext Games, D3 Go and Rival Games, and will once again focus on survival horror action in space.

Survive or Die Using only the space station's limited power supply to operate a holographic map, surveillance cameras, and motion tracker, attempt to remain hidden and protect your crew from the ideal hunter in seven fear-inducing levels. That sounds very much like the surveillance-camera spook-em-up Five Nights At Freddy's, and based on the trailer, it looks like it too, albeit with a mobile-AAA paint job.

For the past few weeks, it was rumored that a follow-up to Alien: Isolation was being planned. The bad news is that it's not a current-gen title but just a mobile game (as Blizzard said... hey, don't you have mobiles?).

The game also pays unexpected homage to Alien, the 1984 game for the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, and ZX Spectrum (the second-ever licensed game from the franchise, after 1982's glorified Pac-Man clone). What a curious throwback. If you want a "proper" sequel to Isolation, you're shit outta luck.

Spotted on the D3 Go! page (first noticed by Variety), the Alien: Blackout game was confirmed to be a survivor horror title starring Amanda Ripley's crew. Let's see where this goes.

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