Aliens: Dark Descent, a real-time tactics game, has been revealed

Aliens: Dark Descent, a real-time tactics game, has been revealed

Aliens: Dark Descent has been revealed for PC and consoles 

Focus Entertainment and Tindalos Interactive have officially revealed Aliens: Dark Descent, a new squad-based tactics game that is due to come to PC and consoles on June 20th. 

Dark Descent is a real time strategy title where players control a squad of Colonial Marines that are fighting against a Xenomorph infestation on Moon Lethe and rogue operatives of the infamous Weyland-Yutani Corporation.

Players will be tasked with controlling their squad as its commander and issuing orders to ensure their squad’s survival. Death is permanent in Aliens: Dark Descent, which means that players will need to ensure the safety of their squad to ensure that they have enough strength to progress.

    Check out the first Aliens: Dark Descent gameplay trailer, announcing that the real-time tactical action game will launch on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC on June 20, 2023. Here’s your first look at the upcoming strategy game, which will feature an original story set in the Alien universe. In this gameplay trailer we learn that our ship has crashed onto Planet Lethe, and you’ll be investigating a Xenomorph outbreak.

Aliens: Dark Descent challenges us to recruit and level up a squad of Colonial Marines as we explore the dangerous planet. Deploy your team strategically to safely make your way through the zone, but tread carefully as death is permanent.

In Aliens: Dark Descent, command a squad of hardened Colonial Marines to stop a terrifying Xenomorph outbreak on Moon Lethe. Lead your soldiers in real-time combat against iconic Xenomorphs, rogue operatives from the insatiable Weyland-Yutani Corporation, and a host of horrifying creatures new to the Alien franchise.

In Dark Descent, players will be able to customise their squad with a selection of classes, level ups, and specialisations to allow them to utilise the tactics and you desire to use within the game. Players will be able to create a base, research new technologies, and improve their squad as they progress through the game. Additionally, players will be able to set up motion trackers, create safe ones, and make permanent changes to the game’s persistent world, allowing actions to have an impact on later stages of the game. 

    You are the commander. They are your weapon.

Infiltrate large open levels and annihilate enemies with your squad, dispatching orders strategically and intuitively at the touch of a button. Tread carefully, as death is permanent and your foes will adapt their tactics to your actions while hunting you down. Forge unique paths for survival, uncovering shortcuts, creating safe zones, and setting up motion trackers in a persistent world where your actions impact levels forever.

Customize your squad with a selection of different classes. Level up and specialize your soldiers with unique abilities and an arsenal of weapons, armor, and perks, for high stakes missions in treacherous territory. Develop your base to research new tech and improve your squad even further.

Manage your resources wisely and take calculated risks to outsmart the deadliest creature mankind has ever faced. Can you and your squad stop the outbreak before it’s too late?

Aliens: Dark Descent, a real-time tactics game, has been revealed

Aliens: Dark Descent is a new story within the Aliens universe and is said to include a “a host of horrifying creatures” that are “new to the Alien franchise”. The game is due to launch on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Xbox Series X/S and PS5 on June 20th, with the game’s PC version arriving on Steam. 

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