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Aliens: Fireteam Elite release date and trailer revealed

Cold Iron Studios has confirmed a release date for upcoming third-person survival shooter Aliens: Fireteam Elite.

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Cold Iron Studios has confirmed a release date for the upcoming third-person survival shooter, Aliens: Fireteam Elite.

The new trailer for the renamed Aliens: Fireteam Elite confirms the game will be released on August 24, 2021. It’s coming to PC via Steam, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, and Xbox One.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite is the latest in a long line of games spun off from the classic 20th Century Fox movie franchise. Rather than recreating the eerie atmosphere of the first film – as expertly achieved by Alien: Isolation – the game taps into the action-oriented spectacle of 1986’s Aliens. It’s also one of several upcoming several games in the resurgent co-op horde genre.

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In a story set 23 years after the original film trilogy, players – with friends or AI teammates – join a squad of Colonial Marines tasked with responding to a distress call from the outer colonies. As you might expect, things don’t go to plan.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite includes more than 20 enemy types, including no less than 11 different Xenomorph variants, plus various Weyland-Yutani Synthetics. Players can choose from five distinct classes – Gunner, Demolisher, Technician, Doc and Recon – and equip themselves from an arsenal of over 30 weapons, each of which can be modded with unique abilities. There’s no hiding in cupboards here.

Take a look at the new trailer.

Much of the game’s success will depend on the creativity of the alien horde as players attempt to push back a relentless onslaught of attacks. If Cold Iron Studios can nail that, Aliens: Fireteam Elite could make a name for itself.

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