Following the success of 2014's Alien: Isolation, as well as the relative success of 2017's Alien: Covenant, fans have been asking for more Aliens media. Video games, in particular, seem to be in high demand. 7 years later, it seems like audiences are finally going to get what they want.
Aliens: Fireteam, which was recently renamed Aliens: Fireteam Elite, is a more frenetic take to the franchise's classic survival horror formula. But, make no mistake, this is still very much an Alien game.
The glimpses of Fireteam Elite we've seen so far include a closer look at the same civilization and architecture that we saw in Covenant, as well as 2012's Prometheus, with the game featuring a more diversified look for the aliens, and the dangerous Weyland Yutani androids potentially in the game as well.
With so much information about Fireteam Elite floating around, we've decided to round up everything there is to know about the game, from the release date to trailers, gameplay, story, and more.
Is there an Aliens Fireteam Elite Trailer?
The latest trailer for Aliens Fireteam Elite is the most extensive yet. It showcases some of the unnatural and spooky environments that players can expect to see in the game.
Make sure to check it out above to have a better idea of what you're up against.
When Is the Aliens Fireteam Elite Release Date?
Aliens: Fireteam Elite will release on August 24, 2021, for the Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and the PC (via Steam).
What is the Gameplay of Aliens Fireteam Elite?
Aliens: Fireteam Elite is set 23 years following the events of the original Aliens trilogy and will feature four distinctively different campaigns that will expand on the story of the Alien universe.
While the game takes a lot of inspiration from the survival horror series, it does put you in the shoes of a Colonial Marine. So don't expect to just hide and scurry away when an Alien comes right at you. You're expected to hit back and hit back hard.
As you take control of your own Colonial Marine, you'll be able to customize your playable character. This means choosing its weapon, gear, and perks, as well as class, of which there are five of for you to choose from in the game. Players must take their time choosing a class and make sure that they have the right three-man team composition to make it through each campaign alive and well.
Throughout the four campaigns in Aliens: Fireteam Elite, players can expect to encounter over 20 types of enemies and 11 Xenomorphs.
Cold Iron Studios made sure to design each enemy type to possess its own unique trait and intelligence. This means that you and your squad will have to be on your toes all the time in order to survive. The game will reportedly force players to utilize strategy, cover, and keep their eyes out for sneaky aliens that will attack from any and every angle.
Is Aliens Fireteam Elite a Single-Player Game?
Aliens: Fireteam Elite is designed as a co-op game. However, you can play through it in single-player with AI squadmates if you want.