Focus and developer Tindalos Interactive have revealed the Aliens: Dark Descent release date. The tactical squad-based action game is coming to PC and consoles on June 20th, and to accompany the announcement, we also got a look at some gameplay, which will see you commanding a squad of marines through Xenomorph-infested areas.
In Aliens: Dark Descent, you'll be investigating "a sinister uprising that caused a vicious Xenomorph outbreak on the Moon". You'll issue commands to your Marines, who will then respond to your orders intelligently; Marines best-suited to the task you've requested will automatically complete it for you, and Tindalos says you'll be just as at home whether you're using a mouse and keyboard or a controller. Here's the debut gameplay trailer for Aliens: Dark Descent, courtesy of IGN.
When you get into combat, you'll be able to slow down time to a crawl and issue orders to your Marines. These orders might involve firing explosives at entrenched enemies, for instance, or they might see you setting up traps and turrets to take down unsuspecting Xenomorphs.
Aliens: Dark Descent will feature permadeath, and losing a Marine in the game is irreversible, so you won't be able to get them back once they're gone. Stages will be large, open areas in which both main story objectives and side objectives will be available, and your Marines can be both upgraded and customized to approach each mission as best you can.
You'll be able to check out Aliens: Dark Descent when it launches on PC, PlayStation consoles, and Xbox platforms on June 20th. It's worth remembering that this isn't the upcoming Alien single-player experience being worked on by Survios, but rather a different project entirely. Stay tuned to TechRaptor for more information on Dark Descent, as well as whatever the Servios project turns out to be.