Aliens: Fireteam announced for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC

The long rumoured Aliens co-op shooter has finally be revealed by Cold Iron Studios and it is set to be released this summer on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC via Steam. It looks fantastic, check out the trailer which just for a change contains actual gameplay.

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Here’s more about the game:

2202. A mysterious distress call reroutes your Marine Assault Unit to LV-895 in the outer colonies, where deadly Xenomorph legions, hidden corporate secrets, and ancient alien ruins await your arrival.

Set in the iconic Alien universe, Aliens: Fireteam is a cooperative third-person survival shooter that drops your fireteam of hardened marines into a desperate fight to contain the Xenomorph threat.

Face off against waves of terrifying Xenomorph and Weyland-Yutani Synthetic foes alongside two players or AI teammates, as you and your fireteam desperately fight your way through four unique campaigns that introduce new storylines to the Alien universe. Create and customize your own Colonial Marine, choosing from an extensive variety of classes, weapons, gear and perks, battling overwhelming odds in this heart-pounding survival shooter experience.

The game will have 20 enemy types, including 11 xenomorphs so I expect we will see some of the variations found in the film such as the dogburster and maybe even some of the more weirder designs that were in the Aliens comics, such as the xenomorphs based on bulls and scorpions. You can play as five unique classes, Gunner, Demolisher, Technician, Doc and Recon, each with their own special abilities and character perks.

There are over thirty weapons and over seventy mods and attachments allowing you to customise your fighting style, and you will be playing with two online chums or if you’re a johnny-no-mates, some helpful AI companions.

We have seen a co-op shooter based in the Aliens universe before, Aliens: Colonial Marines, but that was an utter mess and barely playable on some systems, let’s hope Cold Iron don’t make the same mistakes.

Source: YouTube

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3 Comments

  1. We could have had a sequel to Alien: Isolation, which was terrifying and excellent, apart from the bits where you can’t climb over a small suitcase.

    Instead we get that? Clearly aimed at those people who incorrectly claim Aliens is a better film than Alien.

    One to ignore unless it somehow manages to be in any way decent on release. Which seems unlikely.

  2. I very much doubt this will be a worthy entry in the Alien universe. I’ll go and replay that masterpiece Alien:Isolation now…

  3. This looks like it could be brilliant fun! Very much looking forward to this. Ticks the beers and multiplayer with the boys box for me 😊

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