What if Aliens... but as a strategy game?
Isometric view of a game showing human soldiers facing off against the Alien from the Alien franchise.

A new trailer for Aliens: Dark Descent just descended upon the world. The new trailer shows how Focus Entertainment and Tindalos Interactive are making a real-time strategy game based off of the Alien franchise. This one is looking to be released on June 20 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

Pre-orders for this one just opened up today. These pre-orders opened up alongside the release of a new cinematic trailer for the game that gives a bit of a hint as to the tactical gameplay contained within.

Outsmart the Xenomorph threat and unearth Lethe’s secrets

In Aliens: Dark Descent, the horrors and wonders of an authentic Alien narrative unfold through a cinematic campaign full of sinister secrets, iconic Xenomorphs and brand-new threats. A range of tactical abilities come into play as you recruit, level up and command a squad of Colonial Marines in real-time and as one unit with intuitive controls on both keyboard/mouse and controller.

Any command issued over comms is swiftly obeyed by the Marine best-equipped for the situation, according to their abilities and equipment. Players will need to use their wits to navigate expansive, persistent and reactive levels. However, each Marine’s vitals should be monitored cautiously — for death is permanent.​