One to watch - Alien: Blackout is coming out for iPhone and iPad next week

By , on January 18, 2019

Next week we're going to see one of the biggest mobile games of the year coming out for iPhone and iPad. If you've not heard about it, Alien: Blackout is a sort-of-sequel to the console and PC horror survival game Alien: Isolation. It sees you reprising the role of Ripley's daughter, who's trying yet again to survive the unwanted attentions of an alien killing machine.

The game is premium, and it's split up into seven different chapters. It's made by D3 GO!, a developer that's also worked on the Puzzle Quest series of games. Blackout looks like it's going to be a strategic take on the Five Nights at Freddy's template, with you controlling doors and security cameras to keep a rescue crew safe from the classic monster. Obviously though, it's going to be far more complex than just telling them where to go.

One thing that it seems to have got right is the aesthetic of the Alien universe. Everything looks stark and dirty, and the flashing cursors of the simple computer systems in the game will make anyone who's seen the original film pine for a better time before awful CGI ruined movies forever.

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It's fair to say that we're really excited about this one here at AppSpy. Here's a game with a massive license that doesn't look like it's going to be some vaguely connected shovelware designed to gouge money out of as money people as possible. And that's something we'd love to see more of on the App Store.

If any of this has caught your attention, you'll probably be quite interested to hear that the game is currently available for pre-order. If you'd like to be one of the first to get it on your device, you can click here to register your interest and get a notification when the game goes live. Click here and you can check out what we thought was last week's one to watch.