24 Jan / PRESS RELEASE: FOXNEXT GAMES AND D3 GO! LAUNCH ALIEN: BLACKOUT
FOXNEXT GAMES AND D3 GO! LAUNCH ALIEN: BLACKOUT
Attempt To Outsmart The Galaxy’s Fiercest Xenomorph in a Premium Mobile Survival Horror Experience
LOS ANGELES – Jan. 24, 2019 — FoxNext Games and D3 Go! today launched the survival horror mobile game Alien: Blackout, bringing the heart-pounding adventure of the timeless space horror saga, Alien, to mobile devices. Developed by Rival Games and Theory Interactive, Alien: Blackouttakes place between the events of Alien and Aliens and promises fans a frightening new interactive experience, forcing them to balance their safety with that of their crew in an attempt to outsmart the extraterrestrial hunter. Alien: Blackout is available to download on the App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore.
“At FoxNext Games, we knew we needed to find a great partner to help expand the Alien universe in a unique way,” said Devin Radford, VP of Business Development for Licensed Games at FoxNext Games. “We found the right team with D3 Go! to help bring the pulse-pounding terror to life in Alien: Blackout, and we can’t wait for fans to jump into the game and experience it for themselves.”
In Alien: Blackout, players assume the role of Amanda Ripley, trapped aboard a crippled Weyland-Yutani space station carrying a blood-thirsty Xenomorph. Players will need to survive increasingly challenging, fear-inducing levels and outsmart the ever-adapting Xenomorph. Players must skillfully guide the crew to safety by balancing the controls of the space station’s emergency systems with the limited emergency power to open doors, activate motion trackers and monitor surveillance cameras to avoid encounters with the enemy. Players will be forced to make life or death decisions in order to complete missions, and can test different strategies and theories to outlast the Xenomorph in pursuit of victory.
“Together with the FoxNext team, we’ve created an unforgettable, authentic Alien experience that bridges two of the most iconic films in the franchise,” said Pete Andrew, Senior Vice President of Product Development, D3 Go! “Alien: Blackout offers fans the palpable, fear-inducing experience of encountering a Xenomorph up close and the decision-making power to determine what comes next.”
FoxNext Games’ studio, Cold Iron Studios, is also currently at work on a massively multiplayer online shooter set in the Alien cinematic universe for consoles and PC.
Witness the terror of Alien: Blackout in the debut trailer: https://youtu.be/vDYq5224Se8
Alien: Blackout is available today for $4.99 on the App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. Players can download the game here.
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FoxNext expands the storytelling universes of our most cherished franchises at Twentieth Century Fox Film and Fox Networks Group through interactive and immersive next-generation storytelling. By seeking out the best storytellers and most groundbreaking technologies, FoxNext enables creators to produce leading interactive entertainment experiences across our myriad of properties. Through the three arms of FoxNext–FoxNext Games, FoxNext VR Studio, and FoxNext Destinations–FoxNext pushes the boundaries of these experiences by fusing together narrative, immersion and interactivity.
About FoxNext Games
FoxNext Games, a division of FoxNext, is led by game industry veterans with a successful track record of creating critically acclaimed titles, including The Simpsons: Tapped Out, Angry Birds Rio, Alien: Isolation, Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, Ice Age Adventures, and Sugar Smash: Book of Life. Upcoming game projects include a PC/console game set in the world of Avatar in development with Massive Entertainment, a Ubisoft Studio, a PC/console Alien shooter with Cold Iron Studios, a FoxNext studio, and a narrative game with Fogbank Entertainment, a FoxNext studio. The Los Angeles Studio is currently producing a massively multiplayer mobile strategy game for James Cameron’s Avatar franchise for mobile devices, following the 2018 launch of MARVEL Strike Force.
About D3 Go!
D3 Go! is a leading worldwide publisher and developer of original and licensed interactive entertainment video games based in Encino, CA. D3 Go! is dedicated to creating the best player experience and support on all major gaming platforms and mobile devices. D3 Go! is a subsidiary of D3Publisher Inc. and is ultimately owned by BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc. For more information, please visit https://d3go.com.
About Rival Games
Founded in 2013, Rival Games is an independent game developer in Turku, Finland comprised of passionate and talented individuals with international backgrounds. Their cross-disciplined core team is developing new innovations in interactive storytelling, and are currently at work on various commercial projects.
About Theory Interactive
Theory Interactive is an independent game studio in Helsinki, Finland. Using fresh thinking and proprietary technologies in content creation, we aim to bring smart, immersive and entertaining gaming experiences to core gamers.