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Focus Entertainment Releases Aliens: Dark Descent Gameplay Overview Trailer


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Today, Focus Entertainment and Tindalos Interactive, in collaboration with 20th Century Games, revealed a new Gameplay Overview Trailer which offers fans a deeper dive into Aliens: Dark Descent. The video's in-depth footage and commentary showcases the narrative, protagonists, and gameplay mechanics of the upcoming strategic real-time squad-based tactical action game set in the iconic Alien universe. Aliens: Dark Descent releases June 20 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, Xbox One and PC.

You are the commander, your squad is your weapon
Aliens: Dark Descent features a fully-fledged tactical campaign filled with tense moments, deep strategy, and terrifying revelations. As you explore further, you'll progress in a complex story and attempt to solve the mysteries of Planet Lethe. Players will manage their squad as a single unit, thanks to innovative and intuitive controls on both keyboard & mouse and controller. Marines react intelligently to orders thanks to a unique Squad Behavior System that dispatches them automatically on the field. When the Xenomorph threat gets overwhelming, they can slow down time at any moment to focus on tactical decisions in the heat of the moment.

Marines are well equipped to alter their environment and deal with hostiles. The flamethrowers can be used to engulf corridors and condemn enemy paths. Suppressive fire is effective at slowing down your enemies and sentry guns are best used to sustain tough encounters while making sure not to run out of resources.

Every run is unique as the Xenomorphs adapt to player behavior and action. Each choice remains unaltered as players explore extensive, open and persistent levels. Managing the squad's health and stress levels is equally as important as clearing objectives. And remember, when a Marine dies, they are permanently gone for good.

After each mission, players return to their ship, the Otago: a hub to heal and recruit Marines, to research and develop new tech that improves gear. With 5 Marines classes available, assign a role to each of your Marines and create a stronger squad to explore further down and battle against an onslaught of iconic Xenomorph creatures.

Gear up and discover the source of a strange and dire threat in Aliens: Dark Descent on June 20 when the game releases on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, Xbox One and PC. Digital and retail pre-orders are open for all platforms. For more information, visit the Focus Entertainment website.

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Sep 13, 2022
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This is going to be a great game but only if they manage to balance it correctly.
Given all the AI and mechanics involved I expect this will be achieved a year or two after full release. :D
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This honestly looks really good, but I'm guessing it will take a lot of play to master it as there is so much to handle and choices to make. This top down mode is also way less scary and being a wuss that doesn't play the fps Aliens games, this could be a way in.
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Looks great, like X-COM but with the REAL Aliens.
And in REAL time.

That's a pretty substantial thing. No wanking off during sessions