Cold Iron Studios has announced Aliens: Fireteam, a new cooperative third-person survival shooter that’s set 23 years after the events of Alien 3. Taking on the role of a Colonial Marine, players can team up with two friends or AI teammates and face off against waves of Xenomorphs and Weyland-Yutani synthetics in four unique campaigns that introduce new stories to the Alien universe. Their odds of survival can also be improved with an extensive variety of classes, weapons, gears, and perks.
“With Aliens: Fireteam, you and your friends will experience stepping into the boots of a squad of hardened Colonial Marines fighting in the ultimate battle for survival,” said Craig Zinkievich, Head of Cold Iron Studios. “This is the action game Aliens fans have been waiting for – hordes of different Xenomorphs swarming over ceilings and across walls, surrounding your team and striking from every angle. Work together, customize your character, utilize tons of weapons and gear and…well, you just might get your fireteam out alive.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with the team at Cold Iron Studios on this new chapter in the Alien franchise,” said Josh Valensi, Executive Producer, 20th Century Games. “Aliens: Fireteam expands the story into new corners of the universe, as the Colonial Marines aboard the USS Endeavor desperately battle to survive a universe of sinister corporate secrets, ancient alien ruins, and deadly Xenomorph legions. Alien fans should prepare for a Xenomorph fight like no other.”
Cold Iron Studios’ Aliens: Fireteam will be released this summer for Steam, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4. The game is being compared by some to Valve’s classic cooperative third-person zombie shooter, Left 4 Dead, while others aren’t impressed and would prefer to see a return to Alien: Isolation’s stealth and survival horror formula.