Aliens: Dark Descent Announced At Summer Game Fest, Coming 2023

A co-op isometric shooter pits marines against xenomorphs.


A new Aliens game is in development. Aliens: Dark Descent was announced at Summer Game Fest Live with a creepy debut trailer. It's coming in 2023.

The trailer shows space marines exploring a derelict base and being confronted by a xenomorph--and then several more xenomorphs--at which point all hell breaks loose. It ends with the aliens starting to overwhelm the last remaining marine as he's leaving an audio diary of the event.

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That story sequence is followed by a brief snippet of gameplay. The gameplay showed multiplayer marines trying to fend off hordes of aliens from an isometric perspective. Aliens: Dark Descent is described as a "single-player, squad-based action game" in which players will lead a team of space marines against the xenomorph horde in tactical, real-time combat. An official press release explained the game in a bit more detail.

"Players will command a squad as one unit thanks to intuitive controls, allowing their Marines to automatically prioritize and execute complex actions in real-time, based on their respective skill sets and the environment around them. Navigate levels strategically, making sure to leverage the persistent and reactive environments to your advantage by sealing off checkpoints, unlocking shortcuts, or creating safe zones," the release stated.

Aliens: Dark Descent will launch in 2023.

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