Aliens: Dark Descent, Focus’s game is not necessarily what you think

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Aliens: Dark Descent was unveiled during the first minutes of Summer Game Fest 2022 and blew hot and cold during its presentation. The public first believed in a sequel to Alien Isolation before thinking of standing in front of a top-down shooter due to the final seconds of the trailer. In reality, the game released by Focus will be a survival game in isometric view with a significant strategic / tactical dimension. It’s time to check out his motion detector …

Aliens reveal themselves

The least we can say is that the Aliens: Dark Descent trailer misled a lot of gamers when it was shown for Summer Game Fest 2022. It must be acknowledged that the few gameplay excerpts that were shown at the end of the video, generated more questions than answers. To bring more clarity to the situation, Focus Entertainment has released a press release providing some details while updating the title’s Steam page.

On the side of the scenario, the player will lead a group of colonial Marines captured on Moon Lethe, with the mission to exterminate the Xenomorphs present, but also to repel the deserters from Wayland-Yutani. Instead of choosing an action-packed FPS / TPS, the developers at Tindalo’s Interactive chose real-time tactical combat to tell this story.. It is therefore neither a top-down shooter nor a turn-based tactical RPG.

Aliens: Dark Descent, Focus's game is not necessarily what you think

Leader of his armed group, the player will be able to monitor levels that we are sure of “large“and”open”. But be careful, you have to proceed with caution: with a permanent death system, Aliens: Dark Descent will leave little room for error. The player’s goal will therefore be to secure areas, to cover his back by sealing doors, but also to guard over his enemies thanks to motion detectors to be placed in an enduring world, “where actions affect levels permanently”We are told.

The choice of souls

A good commander would not be anything without experienced soldiers ready to accompany him to Hell! This is why Aliens: Dark Descent will offer to choose its warriors according to five classes, warriors that it will be possible to improve and specialize, and with their own skills and abilities (for dozens of possible combinations depending on the study ). The Focus software will also integrate basic control with repair, resource management and research to be carried out to develop new technologies that will be useful to the squad.

Aliens: Dark Descent, Focus's game is not necessarily what you thinkAliens: Dark Descent, Focus's game is not necessarily what you think

As for the bestiary, the player will encounter classic Xenomorphs, Facehuggers, Praetorians, the Queen or even corrupt mercenaries. We are also promised a whole new threat to the Alien universe, but as yet unknown at the time of writing. In addition to the choices to be made in the movement of his troops, the player will have the mission to ensure the physical and mental health of his soldiers. Yes, we are far from the 100% action game that the trailer seemed to sell.

Aliens: Dark Descent, Focus's game is not necessarily what you thinkAliens: Dark Descent, Focus's game is not necessarily what you think

Aliens: Dark Descent, developed by Tindalos Interactive and released by Focus Entertainment, will be released for PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2023.

About the summer games party

What is Summer Game Fest?

No E3 this year, but we can still count on yet another world-class event: Summer Game Fest, a big show dedicated to announcing video games coming this year or the following years. It was in 2020 that journalist and host Geoff Keighley launched this now indispensable festival for the first time. Last year, the show featured amazing photos from the Elden Ring; so inevitably the third iteration raises high expectations.

When does Summer Game Fest 2022 start?

The summer game party is on Thursday 9 June at 20.00. The show will again be followed by a Day of the Devs session dedicated to the independent scene.

How to follow Summer Game Fest 2022?

At JV, we will respond live to announcements from the LeStream channel along with especially Maxildan and Aymeric Lallée. The show will also be directly visible as a teaser on JV’s website. And for those who prefer to read, you will of course find our news throughout the conference. There will also be a written summary

What is the program for Summer Game Fest 2022?

Among the games you must not miss, there is especially the heir to Dead Space, The Callisto Protocol, which shows us his first gameplay images. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 introduces us to its first level. Also on the program: Gotham Knights, Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, the first game from Aaryn Flynn’s studio (ex-Bioware) Nightingale, JRPG One Piece Odyssey, Free-to-play Warframe or even Planet of Lana. Geoff Keighley further announced: “We have a few new game announcements for this show and hopefully a few surprises if all goes well. But it’s definitely a show that mostly focuses on things that are predicted. ”

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