Showing posts with label FoxNext Games. Show all posts
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Monday, January 7, 2019

Alien: Blackout Revealed

Amanda Ripley from Alien: Isolation returns for another showdown with a deadly Xenomorph in Alien: Blackout mobile game.

Last year in January, 20th Century Fox has acquired developer Cold Iron Studios for their video game division FoxNext Games and they announced to have been working on a shooter title that is set on the sci-fi horror franchise of Alien, created by director Ridley Scott in 1979.

Then Alien: Blackout title being trademarked by Fox revealed the name of the game and it was about to be announced at The Game Awards 2018, which didn't happen in the end. The game has finally dropped a trailer and it turns out to be a premium mobile game.

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Alien: Blackout Revealed

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Just take a look at the official trailer released for the upcoming AAA-Alien game below before we talk more about it.




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The trailer gives away a survival horror type atmosphere the game offers where daughter of Ellen Ripley and the protagonist of Alien: Isolation, Amanda Ripley is shown to be locked with a Xenomorph aboard Weyland-Yutani space station.

Players will assume her role in a struggle to survive the deadliest species of the galaxy trying to outsmart her and the crew in every move. In order to stay alive, you could risk the lives of other crew members or try to rely on the damaged controls of the station.

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Instead jumping with joy, people who eagerly waited for the reveal are giving the title a cold shoulder, because the game was rumored to be shooter title for PC and consoles but then turned out to be a mobile app that no one asked for.

Yes, the return of Amanda Ripley is really exciting for the fans that played the previous game but they wanted to play the new game on available major gaming platform and bringing the game on mobile after all this hype can simply turn out to be another greedy cashgrab attempt.

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Outsmart The Alien

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Apparently, many major video game companies are shifting their effort towards mobile game development these days, thus ruining beloved franchise for fans and looks like none of them has learned anything from the Diablo Immortal backlash at BlizzCon 2018.

Alien: Blackout, a direct sequel to Alien: Isolation will be coming soon on App Store, Google Play and Amazon App Store for playing on mobile devices priced $4.99 only. FoxNext has associated themselves with D3 Go, Theory Interactive and Rival Games for the project.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Alien: Blackout May be Next Alien Game

20th Century Fox trademarks the name "Alien: Blackout" for a possible upcoming video game title in the making.

After the science fiction horror franchise of Aliens began its journey back in 1979, it saw many sequel movies, crossovers with Predator film series, and most frequently adapted into comic-books by Dark Horse Comics publications and video game media for a several decades now.

It stepped into the world of video games in 1982 as maze game based on the original movie and got a dozen of releases on different platforms. Some recent developments from 20th Century Fox studio suggest that we are in for a new Alien game soon.

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Alien: Blackout May be Next Alien Game

RELATED: FoxNext to Develop New Alien Video Game

The title Alien: Blackout as recently been trademarked by Fox on the World Intellectual Property Organization website, where it clearly states to be a video game property and definitely not an upcoming movie or TV show.

Back in January, it was revealed that FoxNext Games is about to work on a new AAA-Alien shooter title for PC and consoles in association with Cold Iron Studios, which will deliver a total action-packed experience full of Xenomorphs to all of the fans.

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Also, there are speculations that very soon the game could even be announced at The Game Awards 2018. This rumor is powered by a recent photo posted by video game legend Hideo Kojima on Twitter during his tour at the 20th Century Fox office and the official Twitter account for TGA responds to it as well.



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Another interesting part is that The Game Awards has been marketing this year's event with a tagline "Worlds Will Change" right next to a "W" logo. Some enthusiastic fans over the internet suggest this to be the Weyland-Yutani Corporation logo from Alien universe.

The similarities between the logo could be purely coincidental but it seems highly suspicious when the Twitter handle for The Game Awards responds to Kojima with their "Worlds Will Change" slogan in a cryptic manner of reply.



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The closest and the most recent release from the series are Aliens: Colonial Marines and Alien: Isolation. The former took place right after the events of James Cameron's Aliens movie from 1986, which was gravely bashed by fans for a very poor AI as a result of a typo in code.

The latter came out after a year later as a first-person-shooter survival horror game from developer Creative Assembly and publisher Sega, which somehow managed to encapsulate the suspense and claustrophobic settings of the franchise right.

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Aside from the recently title, we do not know any other news or information about the story of the game or whatsoever. However, now that 20th Century Fox has secured the trademark for them, we hope to hear more about the game soon and probably on December 6, at The Game Awards 2018.

If Hideo Kojima is really involved in the Alien: Blackout project, then there is a chance that the series may find redemption into the video game media after so many botched attempt to bring the Alien horde from the furthest corner of the galaxy to your preferred gaming platform.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

FoxNext to Develop New Alien Video Game

A video game division for 20th Century Fox, FoxNext Games has recently acquired San Francisco-based game developer Cold Iron Studios. Members of the studio are people who previously worked on popular games like BioShock Infinite, City of Heroes and Metroid Prime 3 as former members of Cryptic Studios. FoxNext then announced of developing a new game on the Alien sci-fi horror saga for PC and consoles.

Director Ridley Scott has created a sci-fi movie masterpiece back in 1979 with the movie Alien and that has spawned into a series of films and other spin-off series as well. Adapting the elements, some classic games like Alien: Colonial Marines and Alien: Isolation was made over the years. The most recent live-action movie installment of the Alien franchise was Alien: Covenant, released on 2017 but it's been a long time since we saw a video game based on the same series.

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FoxNext to Develop New Alien Video Game

So far, all we know about this upcoming title is that it is going to be a shooter aside from it being set of Ridley Scott's Alien universe. FoxNext is looking to deliver an action-packed experience to the players and the fans of the series. FoxNext Games president Aaron Loeb is a fan of the works Cold Iron Studios have done in past. Besides, they are looking for a few spin-offs and creating original games as well.

CEO of Cold Iron Studios, Craig Zinkievich believes that according to the road-map set by the studio, they are all set to expand the amazing universe of the Xenomorphs and take it to the next level. The vision that FoxNext has set for them to work on is just what they needed to do that and since they have been in the game making business for quite some time now, they know how to give us a new Alien shooter game that the fan-base is dying for..

In past, Japanese video game developer and publisher Sega used to have exclusive publishing rights from 20th Century Fox for the franchise of video games based on Alien and related media. Although the first game to debut from FoxNext Games is going to be Marvel Strike Force, a free-to-play role-playing mobile game in 2018, the new Alien video game will be the first title release from Cold Iron Studios.