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Aliens: Dark Descent has a release date

Aliens: Dark Descent has a release date

Alien films have been the inspiration for many video games over the years. Titles like Aliens: Fireteam Elite and Aliens: Colonial Marines focus on delivering an exciting third-person and first-person shooting experiences respectively that reminisce of the second film in the franchise. Meanwhile, Alien: Isolation is an immersive horror experience that puts you in the shoes of Ellen Ripley's daughter, who finds herself trapped in a space station with a Xenomorph threat, pretty much like her mother in the first movie. The Alien franchise is so popular that it had a very successful crossover with another iconic film from the 80s, Alien vs Predator, which was a big hit back in the day. Aliens: Dark Descent will take us back to the universe depicted in the films but with a completely different type of experience.

Less shooting, more strategy

In Aliens: Dark Descent you command a squad of Colonial Marines to stop a Xenomorph outbreak on an isolated planet. That will sound very familiar to you if you are a fan of Alien, but you may change your mind when we tell you that you will guide your squad through challenging scenarios in real-time tactical action battles. Yes, Aliens: Dark Descent is a real-time strategy game that offers you an experience that is significantly different from previous games in the franchise that have always been either shooters of some kind or survival horror games. You can discover a bit more about the game in the latest official gameplay trailer, which also reveals the release date. You can watch it below courtesy of IGN.

 


As you can see in the video, Aliens: Dark Descent is more similar to XCOM than to any previous game in the franchise, barring turn-based mechanics, of course. Such a different approach to the action will be quite a novelty for the fans.

Aliens: Dark Descent will launch on June 20 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. The best deals in Aliens: Dark Descent CD keys will be available at our comparator ahead of release if you want to get your copy cheap.

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