Aliens: Dark Descent Pre-Orders Open Now; New Trailer Shows Off Squad-Based Combat & Tense Cinematics

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Focus Entertainment and Tindalos Interactive have officially launched Aliens: Dark Descent pre-orders on both digital and retail mediums for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox before the game’s release on June 20. A new trailer has also been released, featuring the game’s squad-based tactical combat and intense cinematics that tease the game’s arsenal of interstellar horrors.

Watch the pre-order trailer below:

Tindalos Interactive’s new Alien title is a real-time action game in which players lead a squad of Marines to investigate a xenomorph outbreak on the moon. With the inclusion of permadeath, players will be forced to strategically approach combat against aliens in order to avoid losing precious resources or progress. From the game’s Steam page:

In Aliens: Dark Descent, command a squad of hardened Colonial Marines to stop a terrifying Xenomorph outbreak on Planet Lethe. Lead your soldiers in real-time combat against iconic Xenomorphs, rogue operatives from the insatiable Weyland-Yutani Corporation, and a host of horrifying creatures new to the Alien franchise.

You are the commander. They are your weapon.

Infiltrate large open levels and annihilate enemies with your squad, dispatching orders strategically and intuitively at the touch of a button. Tread carefully, as your foes will adapt their tactics to your actions while hunting you down because death is permanent. Forge unique paths for survival, uncovering shortcuts, creating safe zones, and setting up motion trackers in a persistent world where your actions impact levels forever.

Customize your squad with a selection of different classes. Level up and specialize your soldiers with unique abilities and an arsenal of weapons, armor, and perks, for high stakes missions in treacherous territory. Develop your base to research new tech and improve your squad even further.

Manage your resources wisely and take calculated risks to outsmart the deadliest creature mankind has ever faced. Can you and your squad stop the outbreak before it’s too late?

• Face off in a gripping original Alien story against iconic Xenomorph creatures ranging from Facehuggers to Praetorians, Alien Queens and many more, including rogue human commandos and a brand-new threat unique to this Alien storyline
• Lead strategically and change squad tactics from mission to mission, carefully managing your soldiers’ health, resources, and sanity, to avoid permanent team losses and mental breakdowns
• Forge unique paths for survival in a persistent world, uncovering shortcuts, creating safe zones and setting up motion trackers to stay one step ahead of these creatures
• Assemble and level up squads composed of 5 starting Marines classes, with dozens of specializations, unique abilities and weapons.

Aliens: Dark Descent launches on June 20 on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. Pre-orders (both digital and physical) for the game on all platforms are open now, and those who buy the game early will receive the Lethe Recon Pack as a special bonus.

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