Late last week, Focus Entertainment and Tindalos Interactive, in collaboration with 20th Century Games, revealed a new story trailer for Aliens: Dark Descent. With only a few days left until release on June 20, excitement is building as players discover the unbearable tension and horrific action of the game’s cinematic narrative campaign trailer.
In Aliens: Dark Descent, players take on real-time combat against iconic Xenomorphs and brand new threats. Using a range of tactical abilities, they recruit, level up and command a squad of Colonial Marines as one unit with intuitive controls on keyboard & mouse as well as on controller. Players will need to use their wits to navigate expansive, persistent and reactive levels where death is permanent.
The nightmare begins when the Otago spacecraft crash lands on Planet Lethe after a Xenomorph escaped containment and caused the activation of the Cerberus Protocol – a planetary lockdown preventing all ships from leaving or landing on the planet. The game’s campaign will pit players against iconic Xenomorph creatures, from Facehuggers to Praetorians, Alien Queens and many more, as well as rogue human commandos and a brand-new threat. A cast of memorable characters set the plot in motion, notably Maeko Hayes, Deputy Administrator at Lethe’s Pioneer Station; Jonas Harper, Sergeant for the US Colonial Marines; and Barbara Pryce, Colony Director for the Weyland-Yutani.
Managing the squad’s health and stress levels is equally as important as clearing objectives. And remember, when a Marine dies, they are permanently gone for good. After each mission, players return to their ship, the Otago: a hub to heal and recruit Marines, to research and develop new tech that improves gear. With five Marines classes available, assign a role to each of your Marines and create a stronger squad to explore further down and battle against an onslaught of iconic Xenomorph creatures.
Gear up and discover the source of a strange and dire threat in Aliens: Dark Descent on 20th June when the game releases on PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One & Series X, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store.