After years of secretly working on the project, Cold Iron Studios today revealed their new multiplayer shooter set in the Alien universe. Aliens: Fireteam is the name of the title that will allow several players to unite to destroy the hordes of Xenomorphs. Best of all, the game is not very far from being released either.
Revealed alongside a new trailer for the game, Aliens: Fireteam places groups of up to three players together in a Colonial Marine squad as they attempt to survive while battling a variety of Xenomorph variants. The game takes place from the perspective of the third person and allows players to control one of the five different classes of marines available. Aliens: Fireteam also takes place a little over twenty years after the events of the original Alien trilogy and is set in the year 2202. As for when it will arrive, the game will launch on an undisclosed date later this summer. and it will be coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC.
Aliens: Fireteam, as you’ll quickly notice when watching the game trailer, is meant to reflect the action-centric direction that James Cameron took with the franchise when he directed 1986’s Aliens. While the original film might have been more movie-like Horror, Fireteam is more concerned with giving players memorable shootouts rather than jumpscares. “This is the action game alien fans have been waiting for: hordes of different Xenomorphs swarming over ceilings and walls, surrounding your team and attacking from all angles,” said Craig Zinkievich, Head of Cold Iron Studios. “Work together, customize your character, use tons of weapons and gear, and… well, you could get your fire team out alive.”
There will also be four campaigns in total on Fireteam, each of which is said to be highly playable. And if you’re a nerd from the alien lore, Cold Iron Studios has also said that it will seek to tell its own unique stories within this universe across all campaigns.