Publisher Focus Home Interactive and developer Cold Iron Studios announced that co-op third-person survival shooter Aliens Fireteam Elite, previously announced as Aliens Fireteam, will launch for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam on 24 August 2021.
A Digital Deluxe Edition will also be available, which includes the “Endeavor Veteran Pack” and “Endeavor Pass,” which contains four additional cosmetic downloadable content bundles (class kit skins, weapon colours, head accessories, and more).
Pre-orders for any edition of the game will include the “Hardened Marine Pack,” which includes the “Bandana Head” accessory, “Digital Red Camo” weapon colour, three weapon decals, and “Chestburster” joke emote.
According to Cold Iron Studios co-founder Craig Zinkievich, the game is inspired more by 1986’s action-oriented Aliens by James Cameron than 1979’s Alien by Ridley Scott.
Aliens Fireteam is set in 2202, 23 years after the original Alien movie trilogy (and yes, that includes 1992’s Alien 3). At this point in the timeline, Xenomorph outbreaks are rare but the aliens are widely-known. The Colonial Protection Act of 2187 commissioned warships to patrol the universe and protect colonists from Xenomorph outbreaks. You play a new soldier aboard the USS Endeavor and you end up orbiting Katanga after a distress call.
There will be over 20 enemy types, including 11 different Xenomorphs along the evolutionary scale from Facehuggers to Praetorians, each designed with their own intelligence to ambush, outsmart and eviscerate vulnerable marines. Players will be able to choose from five unique classes; Gunner, Demolisher, Technician, Doc and Recon, as well as an extensive arsenal of more than 30 weapons and 70 mods/attachments.
In the meantime, check out the new trailer below: