In Space, No One Can Hear About the Reveal of Aliens: Fireteam

In Space, No One Can Hear About the Reveal of Aliens: Fireteam

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The next game in the Alien franchise has been revealed today as Aliens: Fireteam, a survival co-op shooter that pits players against nearly a dozen different breeds of xenomorph and other threats.

The game will be presented in third-person and is scheduled to launch this summer on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam. The story is set over two decades after the original Alien trilogy on board the USS Endeavor. Players take on the role of Colonial Marines (not to bring back bad memories) whose job it is to answer a distress signal from outer colonies. 

There are more than 20 different enemy types including the iconic xenomorphs and Weyland-Yutani synthetics. Additionally, players can choose from five character classes, customize their weapons and mods, and utilize a Challenge Card system to keep replays fresh on new missions.

“With Aliens: Fireteam, you and your friends will experience stepping into the boots of a squad of hardened Colonial Marines fighting in the ultimate battle for survival,” said Craig Zinkievich, Head of Cold Iron Studios. “This is the action game Aliens fans have been waiting for – hordes of different Xenomorphs swarming over ceilings and across walls, surrounding your team and striking from every angle. Work together, customize your character, utilize tons of weapons and gear and…well, you just might get your fireteam out alive.”

Aliens: Fireteam will be the first mainline game in the series since the release of the well-received horror Alien: Isolation in 2014. It's also the first action/shooter game in the series since the much poorer Aliens: Colonial Marines in 2013. Aliens: Fireteam is due out this summer, pandemic willing.

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