Fox confirms an Alien: Isolation sequel is in development, but…

It’s a bug hunt. Wait, no. It’s even worse. It’s a mobile game. In space, maybe, no one can hear you scream – but we’re not subject to those rules on Earth, so let it out.

First dripping out of the vents back in November, Alien: Blackout has now been properly announced by publisher FoxNext Games to inevitable controversy, with its debut trailer on YouTube clocking 46,000-something views and 299 likes to almost 8000 nukes-from-orbit at publish time. Awkward.

“Try to stay alive while trapped aboard a crippled Weyland-Yutani space station carrying a deadly Xenomorph as it tirelessly hunts you and the crew,” the game’s blurb explains on its website. “Outsmart the perfect hunter by making perilous choices. Players must rely on the damaged controls of the space station or risk sacrificing crew members to avoid deadly contact, permanently altering the outcome of the game.”

So, more or less the same as Alien: Isolation, but presumably with more microtransactions. YOUR M314 MOTION TRACKER BATTERY IS DEPLETED. SPEND $1.99 TO RECHARGE, Y/N/LOL?

It’s out on iOS and Android on 24 January.