Game news Summer Game Fest 2022: The Xenomorphs are back with Aliens: Dark Descent
The Summer Game Fest is in full swing! The event organized by Geoff Keighley is an opportunity to have news of the next big softs, but also to discover new games. The first of the evening: Aliens: Dark Descent, an isometric shooting game from the famous film license.
An adaptation of Aliens: The Return
If we are to believe the name of this new game, it would seem that Aliens: Dark Descent is an adaptation from the second film in the horrific sci-fi saga of the same name directed by James Cameron in 1986. If Ridley Scott’s first film saw the famous xenomorph appear for the first time, it was really Aliens: The Return that developed the mythological bases of the cinematographic saga, and highlighted the space Marines ready to zigzag from the space insect.
We don’t know much about this new game yet. The first images mainly correspond to a CGI trailer describing the main lines of the plot. It features a marine squad, presumably stuck on a space station, at the mercy of a ton of bloodthirsty xenomorphs.
Finally, these first images ended with a very short gameplay extract, indicating in passing that Aliens: Dark Descent should offer an isometric shooter experience. We should then be able to manage his squad of marines, and do everything to help them escape from this quagmire. We finally learn that the game is planned for 2023 on PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5 and PS4.
An adaptation at the height of the cinematographic saga?
Aliens and video games have been a somewhat eventful love story since the first adaptations. The latest game, Aliens: Fireteam Elitewhich offered a co-op experience similar to titles like Left 4 Dead had quickly lost a large part of its players, eventually sinking into oblivion. Conversely, Alien has been able to shine in the gaming world with games like Alien: Isolationsurvival-horror gripping, and devilishly scary. We are therefore waiting to see what Focus Entertainment and 20th Century Games have in store for us for this new iteration.
About the Summer Game Fest
What is Summer Game Fest?
No E3 this year, but we can still count on another world-class event: the Summer Game Fest, a big show dedicated to announcements of video games to come this year or the following years. It was in 2020 that journalist and host Geoff Keighley launched this now unmissable festival for the first time. Last year, the show featured stunning images from Elden Ring; so inevitably, the third iteration raises high expectations.
When does Summer Game Fest 2022 start?
The Summer Game Fest is this Thursday, June 9 at 8 p.m. The show will once again be followed by a Day of the Devs session devoted to the independent scene.
How to follow the Summer Game Fest 2022?
On JV, we will react live to announcements from the LeStream channel alongside Maxildan and Aymeric Lallée in particular. The show will also be directly visible as a teaser on JV’s homepage. And for those who prefer reading, you will of course find our news throughout the conference. A written summary will also be available
What is the program for Summer Game Fest 2022?
Among the games not to miss, there is in particular the heir to Dead Space, The Callisto Protocol, which shows us its first gameplay images. For its part Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 presents us with its first level. Also on the program: Gotham Knights, Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, the first game from Aaryn Flynn’s studio (ex-Bioware) Nightingale, the JRPG One Piece Odyssey, the free-to-play Warframe or even Planet of Lana. Geoff Keighley further announced: “We have a few new game announcements for this show and hopefully a few surprises if all goes well. But it’s definitely a show that mostly focuses on things that are foretold.”