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Aliens Dark Descent: Release Date News, Gameplay, and More

Aliens Dark Descent: Release Date News, Gameplay, and More

During Summer Game Fest Publisher Focus Entertainment and developer Tindalos Interactive announced real-time strategy game Aliens: Dark Descent.

Players will drop into an original Alien story where players will lead a squad of marines in real-time combat against the deadliest creature mankind has ever faced.

Read on for everything we know about the game so far.

18 Aug Update - Checked for the latest Aliens Dark Descent news. All the most recent updates are found just below.

Latest News

August 18 - Disney & Marvel to hold Games Showcase this September

Disney & Marvel have announced that they are planning to hold a joint games showcase on September 9 and we could get a peek at Aliens: Dark Decent.

The brief teaser trailer for the event showed a Xenomorph which would probably mean we’ll get some sort of Alien games announcement or reveal of some sort.

Of course, it could be for another Aliens game, but with Dark Decent the closest to launching, we suspect it’ll be that one and not another project.

Release Date

Aliens: Dark Descent has a confirmed release window of 2023, but no specific release date as of yet. The game will be released on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (Steam).


There’s only one trailer for Aliens: Dark Descent so far and you’ll find it just below. Whilst this is mainly a cinematic, you will spot a small piece of gameplay right at the end which gives us a slight clue as to how the game could look come launch.


What We Know About The Game So Far

Here’s what we’ve been told about the game so far, directly from the developers themselves:

In Aliens: Dark Descent, command a squad of hardened Colonial Marines to stop a terrifying Xenomorph outbreak on Moon 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.

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?

Key Gameplay Features

  • 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 five starting Marines classes, with dozens of specializations, unique abilities, and weapons.