Alien: Blackout is a mobile game where you manage Amanda Ripley and her crew while they're trapped on a space station. It appears your choices will affect how the narrative unfolds in each playthrough. Isolation, you'll need to "outsmart the ideal hunter by making perilous choices", shepherding the surviving crew to safety.
For Alien: Blackout, players will have to balance the controls of the space station's emergency systems to attempt to guide their crew to safety and avoid contact with the Xenomorph. This reveal follows one of many teasers shared by the official Alien Twitter account such as the one below that directly mentioned Amanda Ripley's story that would take place in 2019.
We don't yet know how Alien: Blackout will be monetized, and the lack of any substantial gameplay footage leaves me questioning what we should expect, but going on the information at hand, it sounds like this upcoming release will offer a mix of stealthy and strategic horror-filled gameplay that could potentially work well on mobile devices.
If you'd rather play a horror game set with with universe of Alien, Creative Assembly and SEGA's Alien: Isolation is still available for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One and can be picked up on Amazon.
In the wake of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, I'm particularly attuned to the "choose your own adventure" model of storytelling, and it seems like this game is offering a version of that for its players.
ENCOUNTER FEAR AGAIN AND AGAIN Every decision can lead to a different conclusion. Alien: Blackout is coming to iOS and Android on January 24, and it won't be free-to-play. Huh!
The listing also promises different strategies and endings. Whatever you might think of the final product, David Fincher's feature film directorial debut swung for the fences in many ways, and some of those things worked....and some, well, didn't.