Alien Breed: Impact scaring up PS3 and PC this summer

Team17's Xbox 360 revamp to arrive on PlayStation Network, Steam with more customization, better cooperative play.

As Sigourney Weaver found out in the Aliens franchises, hordes of bloodthirsty extraterrestrials have a nasty habit of coming back. The Alien Breed franchise is proving similarly resistant, as UK-based Team17 this week announced plans to bring Alien Breed: Impact to the PlayStation 3 and PC this summer.

It's a universal truth that all aliens hate fire.

A revamped version of last year's Unreal Engine 3-based Xbox Live Arcade release Alien Breed: Evolution, Impact contains a number of upgrades not found in its predecessor, including deeper customization and improved cooperative play. Players can augment their weapons via cash they loot from corpses and lockers.

In addition, Team17 said it has listened to community critiques and those suggestions have been translated into new features. Unfortunately, the studio failed to specify further details.

The Alien Breed franchise was born in 1991 on the Amiga as a top-down, run-and-gun title. In the years following, Team17 released first-person-shooter iterations of the series before focusing on the Worms franchise, for which it is best known today.

For more on last year's Xbox Live revamp, check out GameSpot's review of Alien Breed: Evolution.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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27 comments
youaddme
youaddme

@Blinded_Colony for one.. you cant see final fantasy on the pc, for two, you cant see many of the console titles on it, for three, there are many many crap titles on the pc as well.. so going by the good game:bad game ratio, you're less likely to lose money from buying crappy games on the ps3

Jackc8
Jackc8

Still waiting for this to come to the PS3. Thought it was supposed to be available in June?

SmacKeD82
SmacKeD82

yes xbox has more games but as you can see ps3 has out done them with the quality of games its been releasing.

Blinded_Colony
Blinded_Colony

@ nonfanboygamer1: More games doesn't make it better. More quality games does. And ps3 has more quality games. But pc has the most.

desauce
desauce

Alien Breed: Impact is awesome. Downloaded it today from steam and it is well worth the $15 price tag.

nonfanboygamer1
nonfanboygamer1

You fools, I no longer own an xbox after my rrod, so yeah I'm not an xbox fanboy. The fact of the matter is the 360 has alot more games than the ps3 that was my point.

Artoisol
Artoisol

solid TDS something like frozenbytes shadowground survivor

ryogapower
ryogapower

amiga rules. someone release online speedball 2 and i can die happy.

drknessfeeds
drknessfeeds

As much as i hate to say it, the game felt completely like Dead Space with a thinner story and top down view. Still fun but felt like it borrowed heavily from dead space for its remake.

Jd1680a
Jd1680a

It got a 6.0 rating on the x360 version. Maybe the devs have improved on the game with six more months of time.

Justinps2hero
Justinps2hero

Amiga days were cool. T minus 5 minutes, red lights flashing, wow intense!

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I loved the Alien Breed download on Xbox Live. I can't wait for episode 2. It just a lot of fun,especially with a teammate.

Death_Lord_2004
Death_Lord_2004

Ahh Alien Breed, i remember way back when i first played it on the Commodore Amiga...those were the days..*daydreams*..Anyway this looks very interesting and very nostalgic, it shall be purchased and enjoyed :D

richioso
richioso

@nonfanboygamer1 I was going to admonish you for your silly little brain fart but I see a lot of people have done that already.

ahpuck
ahpuck

@nonfanboygamer1 first of, this is gamespot making the news, not sony. second of, sony makes a lot of great, and some not so great, exclusives every year. try using that thing in between your ears sometimes.

Jackc8
Jackc8

Looks kind of neat, but the fact that the one this is based on got a 6/10 isn't terribly encouraging. Still, might be worth ten bucks.

Project_25zero1
Project_25zero1

Bah! I just want to know when the sequel to Evolution is going to come out!

Chyaku
Chyaku

Thanks for the beta testing friends. No offense of course.

xYourSweet6669x
xYourSweet6669x

@ blackice, isnt it just the same game but upgraded with new content? and i dont think its a big deal, its just some arcade game, but nonfanboy thinks it a big deal, and is clearly a xbox fanboy.

blackace
blackace

xYourSweet6669x lol @ non fanboy gamer, upset cuz xbox is loosing another title? and im sure team 17 is just looking to make a little more money. ***************************************************************** The game is more of a sequel with updates and new features. It's not really the same game as the one on the XBox 360. I haven't even heard of this game before, but maybe I'll try the demo to see what it's like. These type of games always bounce from system to system. Not a big deal.

Traumerei112
Traumerei112

@nonfanboy LOL sony has too many great titles . They're trying to spare sh1tbox please fix me some .. Shut up fanboy ..

xYourSweet6669x
xYourSweet6669x

lol @ non fanboy gamer, upset cuz xbox is loosing another title? and im sure team 17 is just looking to make a little more money.

TheKungFool
TheKungFool

@nonfanboygamner1 - kinda ironic that your screen name is "non-fanboy" yet you do your best to come across as a huge one, no? its not a "big deal", but it gets "announced" just like every other release. No need to turn it into a flame on Sony, who has actually "tried that" and has several of its own games. But thanks for coming out.

nonfanboygamer1
nonfanboygamer1

Why does sony make news of an xbox port? Is this a big deal? This might be good, but here's an idea, why not create your own games sony? Try that

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

I do! This and Soldener-X Final Prototype on PS3 are going to be on my HDD. This looks amazing BTW. I'm also getting Transformers and one other older PS3 title because I want a game to keep me going while that game is on pre-order.

Knutte79
Knutte79

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