Aliens Dark Descent was revealed today at Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest. Developed by Tindalos Interactive and published by Focus Entertainment, Aliens Dark Descent will be coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, and PC sometime in 2023. This new game in the iconic franchise is said to be a “nerve-wracking, real-time action (game).”
"The entire team at Tindalos is dedicated to delivering a gaming experience faithful to the spirit of the Alien franchise, and adding its own, never-seen-before elements to this iconic universe. The gameplay we have developed is unique, inspired from our favorite tactical and CRPG games and packaged in nerve-wracking, real-time action. Translating from film to our game the sheer terror caused by the deadliest species known to man was quite a challenge, but I'm confident most of you will end up in strung-out shape - as Hicks himself would say. "
-Romain Clavier, CEO & Creative Director at Tindalos Interactive.
This new iteration will attempt to deliver the over-the-top action of the second movie from a new perspective, setting, and deep original single-player story. Here’s hoping this one lands somewhere near Alien Isolation territory and avoids being a massive pile of dog shit like Colonial Marines.
Check out the spine-tingling trailer here:
Are you interested in a new Aliens game? Or should they give up already?
Let us know in the comments.
Monthly Gaming Update: March 2022
All the video games going straight into your backlog this month! If you thought February was an intense month, here comes March swinging with some out of nowhere heavy hitters. Ghostwire and Kirby, both getting surprise date reveals, have launched March into the stratosphere like a homerun bat smash in Super Smash Bros. 2022 is already shaping up to be one hell of a year with Elden Ring receiving high praise across the board, and we don’t even know most of the games slated for the holiday season. OK, I’m going back to playing Elden Ring before these bad boys drop.
Gran Turismo 7 - Mar 4th (PS4, PS5)
The Granddaddy of simulation racing is back! Gran Turismo 7 is car fans and stans dream come to life. Get behind the wheel of over 420 real-life cars and compete in casual, competitive, and GT career races on real tracks across the world. Showcasing some of the best visuals to date with ray tracing, 4k and HDR support targeting 60 fps. The PlayStation 5 version will feature haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, but not on PS4. We shall see how this PS5 brewed game holds up on the PS4 when it launches. The original GT 2 was one of the first racing games I ever played, and it made me a fan, so let’s see if they can recapture the magic.
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands - Mar 24th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC)
Borderlands DnD version is here. Wait, Wonderlands is here. This Borderlands spin-off that takes place in the universe as a DnD style board game being played by the characters… ah yeah, it gets weird. Like Borderlands, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will have you choose from a list of classes to set out on a wild and zany adventure with an over-the-top twist on Dungeons and Dragons but played like a first-person shooter with spells and numbers flying out of people’s heads when you shoot them. Anyone familiar with previous games will be right at home with the rock-solid shooter RPG mechanics, and new players have a lot to look forward to.
Ghostwire: Tokyo - Mar 25th (PS5, PC)
From famed game director Shinji Mikami comes Ghostwire: Tokyo. This game looks like a Japanese horror movie come to life. Tokyo has been overrun by a deadly supernatural force that has made the population disappear, except you. Teaming up with a powerful spectral entity, you will wield devastating elemental powers and use ghost hunting skills to battle the supernatural. Ghostwire is labeled as an Action-Adventure game, but come on. Look at it, it looks terrifying, and it’s from the creator of Resident Evil and the studio that made The Evil Within! It’s going to be spooky, haunting, and beautiful! I have been excited about this since its announcement, and Bam! Now it is here!
Kirby and the Forgotten Land - Mar 25th (Switch)
Kirby, everyone’s favorite pink puffball that eats everything, is getting his own open-world adventure on Nintendo Switch. Kirby games are notorious for being baby games (super easy) besides Kirby’s Adventure on Game Boy; that game was hella hard! Kirby and the Forgotten Land looks to give Kirby the Mario Odyssey treatment allowing Kirby to explore large, open, and lush environments. We all know Kirby likes to suck up enemies and absorb their powers, but now he can take on huge things like cars, and you know, be a car or a vending machine? Kirby has always been one of my favorite characters to play in Smash Bros. The difficulty of his own games has made them a rather dull endeavor for a grown man to enjoy. Here’s hoping that this one has some challenge to it cause it looks fun.
March 2022’s Release Schedule
Conan Chop Chop - Mar 1st (PS4, Xbox, Switch, PC)
ELEX II - Mar 1st (PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC)
Far: Changing Tides - Mar 1st (PS4, PS5, Xbox, Game Pass, Switch, PC)
The Cruel King and the Great Hero - Mar 1st (PS4, Switch)
Which of these will you be playing? Which are getting added to the pile of your backlog? Let us know.
Monthly Gaming Update: February 2022
February will have some of the biggest games of 2022 and one of the most anticipated games of the last few years, Bassmaster Fishing 2022. No, not really, it's Elden Ring. Kicking 2022 into high gear will also be a new PlayStation exclusive and a very, very long-awaited sequel that many consider one of the best zombie games out there. Let the many, many hours of gameplay begin!
Dying Light 2 Stay Human - Feb 4th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch, PC)
Dying Light 2 is the long-awaited sequel to 2015s Dying Light. Set 20 years after the events of the first game, you are a wanderer named Aiden, trying to find his young sister in what is being called a new Dark Age. Humanity survives on the brink, and your choices will change the fate of The City and the people in it. Featuring advanced parkour movement and creative weapons allows for visceral and clever combat. What has me excited is that the entire game can be played in co-op with up to three friends, and you can see how the city changes based on their decisions.
Rosario Dawson also stars as Lawan, one of the main NPC characters you interact with, who you can also influence with your choices. According to the devs via Twitter, they have noted that the main campaign takes 20 hours to complete, 80 to finish all the side quests, and 500 hours to get 100% of the game. WOW! Let's go bash some skulls.
Sifu - Feb 8th (PS5, PC)
Sifu is the game that will let you live out that fantasy of beating up thugs in a hallway you’ve had ever since watching Daredevil do it on Netflix. There is an excellent parody of that scene on the Joel Mchale show too, but I digress. Developed by Slowclap games, known for their martial arts-inspired Soulslike, Absolver. A third-person action game focusing on intense hand-to-hand combat, Sifu has you assume the role of a young student of Pak-Mei Kung Fu. Your family has been killed by assassins, and it is up to you to seek great vengeance. Use of the environment, throwable objects, and makeshift weapons assist you in your conquest through a gang-ridden city. If you fail, you pay the price in time, which is the unique feature of Sifu I look forward to seeing. Every time you die, your character ages but is also allowed to unlock abilities and skills. This applies a simple rogue-like element that will enable you to carry over certain knowledge when you eventually die of old age and start again.
Horizon Forbidden West - Feb 18th (PS4, PS5)
Dinosaurs? Check. Robots? Check. Robot Dinosaurs? Drops the clipboard and yells excitedly. Horizon Zero Dawn had probably one of the coolest ideas to ever come out of video games. It has also received much fan love and praise. Now, Horizon Forbidden West, the much-anticipated PS5 and now PS4 sequel is finally here. Forbidden West will see the return of Aloy as she takes on a new evil that threatens us all, but I believe Aloy can save the world (Que Avatar theme Song).
Horizon Forbidden West will boast an all-star cast with the return of Ashley Burch as Aloy and Lance Reddick. Joining is Carrie-Anne Moss and Angela Basset to round out the lineup. It seems that a lot of the greatest concerns for the first game have been addressed as well. I think we all remember the conversations in Zero Dawn where we couldn't tell if we were looking at people or the robot dinosaurs that we were hunting. I am excited to see how they have improved an already good game and fight more crazy robot dinosaurs!
Eldin Ring - Feb 25th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC)
“Return to your world, Tarnished.” What does that mean? Who knows, it's a Miyazaki game. Elden Ring is the extremely, highly, incredibly anticipated game from FromSoftware and Director Hidetaka Miyazaki and famed author George R.R. Martin. Sounds like a nightmare match in purgatory as both of these men create worlds of immense suffering and death, and I am excited. I love Game of Thrones, and I love FromSoftware’s Souls games. To explain these games is like explaining to my 4-year-old why she can't have ice cream for breakfast. Impossible. Like the story in a Souls game, information for Elden Ring was scarce until very recently, which led to much speculation and considerable hype. For those unfamiliar, Souls games and Elden Ring are generally very challenging games that make you “Get Good.” Still, they do it in very clever ways that make you learn from your mistakes and overcome the hurdles presented. The level of challenge is very different from a hard setting on most games, which just makes it so you die quicker. Our very own Liz Phoenix wrote about her excitement for Elden Ring, even though she has never played a Souls game before. I cannot wait.
February 2022’s Release Schedule
Life is Strange Remastered Collection - Feb 1st (PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC, Switch, Stadia)
Webbed - Feb 1st (Xbox, Switch)
The Sacred Ampoule - Feb 2nd (Xbox, Switch)
Dreamscaper - Feb 3rd (Xbox)
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment - Feb 3rd (Switch)
Dying Light 2 Stay Human - Feb 4th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch, PC)
Maglam Lord - Feb 4th (PS4, Switch)
Death end re - Fe 8th (PS4, Switch)
OlliOlli World - Feb 8th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch, PC)
Rumbleverse - Feb 8th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC)
Sifu - Feb 8th (PS4, PS5, PC)
Youtubers Life 2 - Feb 8th (PS4, Xbox, Switch, PC)
KungfFu Kickball - Feb 9th (Xbox)
Besiege - Feb 10th (Xbox)
Crossfire X - Feb 10th (Xbox)
Edge of Eternity - Feb 10th (PS4, PS5, Xbox)
Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind Cloud Version - Feb 10th (Switch)
KINGDOM HEARTS - HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX - Cloud Version - Feb 10th (Switch)
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Cloud Version - Feb 10th (Switch)
KINGDOM HEARTS INTEGRUM MASTERPIECE for Cloud - Feb 10th (Switch)
Egglia Rebirth - Feb 10th (Switch)
Ocean’s Heart - Feb 10th (Switch)
Powerslave Exhumed - Feb 10 (PS4, Xbox, Switch, PC)
Rise of the Third Power - Feb 10th (Xbox, Switch)
Grand Theft Auto: Trilogy - The Definitive Edition - Feb 11th (Switch)