Aliens are getting another videogame, following on from last-gen's excellent Alien: Isolation. Aliens: Fireteam goes a different way, though, offering a third-person shooter where players will duke it out with the horrific, scuttling Xenomorphs.
It's a little bit like a Left 4 Dead take on the series and from early impressions, we think it looks very promising. Here's everything we know about the game so far.
Release Date Confirmed (details added further down) – June 23
Weapons Revealed – March 18
In a preview from IGN.com, developers Cold Iron have shared some iconic weapons making an appearance in the game.
Find out more here.
What Is Aliens: Fireteam Elite?
As the name suggests, Aliens: Fireteam Elite will be focused on a squad of players.
"Set 23 years after the original Alien trilogy, Aliens: Fireteam drops players into the role of a Colonial Marine aboard the USS Endeavor, recently tasked with answering a distress call from the outer colonies. Deploy to overrun facilities, abandoned ruins, and strange alien landscapes as you battle terrifying enemies across four campaigns with two friends or AI teammates," the official blurb explains.
Players can pick one of three classes – the Gunner, the Demolisher, or the Technician, and there are 11 types of extraterrestrial nasties to slay.
Key Features & Modes
- The Ultimate Hunt – Play a pivotal role in the epic events that occur 23 years after the original Alien trilogy as a Colonial Marine stationed aboard the UAS Endeavor, battling terrifying Xenomorph threats. Stunning visuals, iconic enemies, realistic environments, powerful weapons, futuristic equipment, and an eerie soundscape, combined with new storylines in a series of replayable campaigns, expand upon the story from the blockbuster films.
- Survive the Hive – Face overwhelming odds against over 20 enemy types, including 11 different Xenomorphs along the evolutionary scale from Facehuggers to Praetorians, each designed with their own intelligence to ambush, outsmart, and eviscerate vulnerable marines. Utilize cover and master team strategy to survive extraterrestrial threats as they overrun your fireteam from every angle, swarm through doors and vents, scramble across walls and ceilings, and strike from darkness with uncanny ferocity.
- Customize Your Fireteam – Choose from five unique classes—Gunner, Demolisher, Technician, Doc, and Recon—each with their own special abilities and character perks. Utilize an extensive arsenal of 30-plus weapons and 70-plus mods / attachments in your effort to eradicate the Alien threat. An innovative Perk Board modifies and improves your abilities, while a unique Challenge Card system alters the approach to each Campaign mission, offering a new experience with every playthrough.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite has confirmed a release date on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam which is currently set for August 24.
Alongside the Standard Edition, a Deluxe Edition is confirmed for Alien's Fireteam Elite. Players who pre-order Deluxe receive the Endeavor Pass - which contains four upcoming seasons of post-launch content - new Marine and weapon cosmetics (weapon decals, weapon paints, armor skins, emotes and more), alongside an additional "Endeavor Veteran Pack" with extra customization content.
The game is in development at Cold Iron Studios, a studio built from a foundation of three industry veterans.
It's being developed in collaboration with 20th Century Games - now owned by Disney - with publisher Focus Home Interactive supporting the project.
The game will come to Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, and PC via Steam.
Check out the following assets:
Trailer and Gameplay
The announcement trailer is below, but we're still waiting for gameplay footage:
You can also watch the slightly longer and more extensive Pre-order trailer below: