Nemesis: Distress Brings an Alien Nightmare to Steam

Published: June 9, 2020 2:39 PM /


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Alien changed the movie world with its shocking mix of sci-fi and horror and cemented the modern version trope of "aliens murder people in space" into people's minds. Now, a new adventure along the same veins has been revealed: Nemesis: Distress is coming to Steam.

Put on every single light in your house and check out the Nemesis: Distress Official Reveal Trailer!

If you're unfamiliar with Nemesis, that might be because it's a tabletop game. This is definitely a tabletop experience that's more on the premium end; a single expansion costs over $120 as noted on the most recent Kickstarter campaign for the franchise. Now, that same campaign and IGN have revealed a brand-new survival shooter set in the same universe — and with many of the same horrors.

What's the appeal? Well, you and your crew wake up on a spaceship a bit early. Unfortunately, things have gone a bit sideways; the ship is torn to pieces, some people are dead, and you're getting the sense that you're not quite alone.

Players won't just have to contend with aliens, mind — every other person is potentially a threat. Each and every player has a chance to get a secret objective from the corporation which might include a simple task like destroying an alien nest or a more difficult challenge like ensuring one of the other players dies.

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When is the Nemesis: Distress Release Date?

This new digital take on the Nemesis franchise certainly looks pretty cool — when will you be able to get it? There's a bit of bad news here, I'm afraid.

According to the Kickstarter campaign, delivery of this new Nemesis game is estimated for sometime in February 2021. On the upside, you can pledge to the Nemesis Kickstarter campaign and secure your copy of the game for roughly $5 off its final intended price of around $19.99; otherwise, you can add Nemesis: Distress to your wishlist on Steam.

What do you think of this new take on the Nemesis franchise? Do you think you'd have fun playing this game with your friends? Let us know in the comments below!

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