Fans of the Aliens films, and perhaps even their spin-offs, will be happy to hear that a new game is in development. This one is single player, as well as tactical, and it goes by the name of Aliens: Dark Descent.

Published by Focus Home Entertainment, Dark Descent is a top-down game in which players will lead squads into battle against deadly xenomorphs. It will take place in the Aliens universe, but will feature an original story and characters. At its core, though, it’s a tactical and CRPG style experience.

“The entire team at Tindalos is dedicated to delivering a gaming experience faithful to the spirit of the Alien franchise, and adding its own, never-seen-before elements to this iconic universe,” said creative director Romain Clavier. “The gameplay we have developed is unique, inspired from our favourite tactical and CRPG games and packaged in nerve-wracking, real-time action. Translating from film to our game the sheer terror caused by the deadliest species known to man was quite a challenge, but I’m confident most of you will end up in strung-out shape – as Hicks himself would say.”

Aliens: Dark Descent is in development for Xbox, PlayStation and PC.

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