Alien Blackout confirmed… but it’s a mobile game


So don't get too excited.

Alien Blackout was today confirmed by Fox, but be warned: it’s a mobile game, not a straight up sequel to Alien: Isolation.

The mobile title will be available on iOS, Android and Amazon devices, and can already be pre-ordered on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

“The terror of Alien is brought to life in Alien: Blackout,” the game’s description reads. “Try to stay alive while trapped aboard a crippled Weyland-Yutani space station carrying a deadly Xenomorph as it tirelessly hunts you and the crew. Outsmart the perfect hunter by making perilous choices. Players must rely on the damaged controls of the space station or risk sacrificing crew members to avoid deadly contact, permanently altering the outcome of the game.”

While unlikely to be a proper sequel to 2014’s Alien: Isolation, Blackout does feature protagonist Amanda Ripley, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, and is set between Alien and Aliens.

Alien: Blackout doesn’t have a release date as yet.