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January 7th, 2019, 22:48
@Polygon The Alien Blackout game has been revealed for the first time and is a mobile game.

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A new Alien game is coming to mobile. Survival horror game Alien: Blackout will star Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley and the protagonist of 2014's Alien: Isolation, when it comes to Android and iOS devices on Jan. 24.
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January 8th, 2019, 00:25
and is a mobile game.
Fuuuuuck…!

Talk about excitement turning into disappointment as I reached the end of that sentence.
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January 8th, 2019, 00:28
lol… At least the video ratings are what they should be.
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January 8th, 2019, 01:13
That's the end of that franchise, I guess. Sent off to pasture on mobile devices, what a cruel fate. I guess the others did terrible sales for computers or something to warrant such a nasty demise.
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January 8th, 2019, 01:36
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
Fuuuuuck…!

Talk about excitement turning into disappointment as I reached the end of that sentence.
But you have a phone.
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January 8th, 2019, 02:25
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
Fuuuuuck…!

Talk about excitement turning into disappointment as I reached the end of that sentence.
Next time I will start off the sentence like this "Shit! Its a mobile game."
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January 8th, 2019, 12:39
Is this the ex-blizzard developers that left to make this game?

Nope sorry they are working on a big budget Marvel mobile game instead.

Link - https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/01…ew-marvel-game
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January 8th, 2019, 13:18
Apparently it's not a sequel or related to Isolation, it just shares Amanda Ripley as the protagonist.
http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2019/…you_dreamed_of

Big disappointment for sure.
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January 8th, 2019, 14:00
Didn’t we get a pretty good PC game recently? Did it sell well? Who cares if there is a mobile game for the franchise
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January 8th, 2019, 14:04
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Didn’t we get a pretty good PC game recently? Did it sell well? Who cares if there is a mobile game for the franchise
No from what I recall the last game Alien: Isolation was a flop.

Link - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien:_Isolation

Aliens: Colonial Marines sold better but was not a huge success in the end.

Link - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliens:_Colonial_Marines
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January 8th, 2019, 14:20
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Didn’t we get a pretty good PC game recently?
Yup. Alien vs. Predator 2.

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Yup. Alien vs. Predator 2.

Good one but its true compared to the two games I mentioned.

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January 8th, 2019, 15:02
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
No from what I recall the last game Alien: Isolation was a flop.

Link - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien:_Isolation
Alien: Isolation did ok I thought?
"As of March 2015, the game has sold over 2.1 million copies in Europe and the US."
I don't know what's considered bad sales for a AAA game though.
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January 8th, 2019, 15:09
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Alien: Isolation did ok I thought?
"As of March 2015, the game has sold over 2.1 million copies in Europe and the US."
I don't know what's considered bad sales for a AAA game though.
5-10 million sales is considered a hit by AAA standards.
Although Sega admitted that the sales of the game were weak & Creative Assembly originally considered the possibility of developing a sequel.

Later, it was revealed that most of the Alien: Isolation design team no longer worked at Creative Assembly, and that company was working on a new IP.
It's the curse of below expectations.

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January 8th, 2019, 15:38
If Alien Isolation didn’t do well then the license is probably done anyway because I believe the game was pretty well received. If nobody is buying then phone games is all we are going to see
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January 13th, 2019, 06:43
Alien Isolation was definitely no flop among those who actually played it.

https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/alien-isolation

https://store.steampowered.com/app/2…ien_Isolation/

Not sure how it did sales-wise, but it's probably safe to assume it wasn't a blockbuster in terms of profit since a sequel still hasn't been announced yet.

It's a shame because the game is fantastic.
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January 13th, 2019, 07:09
Keyword being those who played it. Sega already admitted sales were weak. Which is probably why this is a mobile game, and a new comic sequel was released instead.
In September 2018, a comic book sequel to Alien: Isolation Aliens: Resistance was confirmed. The first volume is set to be released in January 2019.

The same month, a survival horror sequel entitled Alien: Blackout, was announced for mobile devices and is set to release on 24 January 2019.
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January 13th, 2019, 07:48
Alien: Blackout isn't a sequel, though that doesn't make it any less disappointing to me.
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January 13th, 2019, 09:41
Check out the article below about Isolation having insufficient sales numbers. I remembered this being posted on Blues News. I never really expected a sequel to come after seeing this.

Sega laments "weak" game sales even as hard numbers rise
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articl…d-numbers-rise

Such an awesome game though. Certainly the best in the franchise. Creative Assembly really went all out on it.

I am somewhat looking forward to trying Blackout though. I'm curious about what that little developer has put together. They obviously tried to throw in some vibes from Isolation.
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January 14th, 2019, 13:22
Didn't she die with Hicks when the capsule crashed?
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