Updated January 8th at 10:10am: Pre-orders for Alien: Blackout are now live on the App Store and Google Play, and that gives us a pretty juicy piece of info - it's definitely a premium game, and it's set to launch on January 24th.

Amanda Ripley's next adventure will set you back £4.99/$4.99 on iOS, and while a price isn't available on Android, you can expect it to clock in around the same mark.

Does this mean it's more likely to be a good game? There's no certainty, but at least you won't be having IAPs rammed down your gullet at every turn, so that's nice.

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Folks love a good tease, and when Alien: Blackout was given a brief mention recently, everyone went mad. Alien: Isolation sequel? What could it be??? And now, I can hear the screams of anguish already. Alien: Blackout is a mobile game.

Now we're a mobile site, so this is actually pretty exciting news for us! Developed by D3 Go!, known for making some Puzzle Quest games, it will have you using the limited resources on board a Weyland-Yutani ship to save survivors and get the hell away from the series' titular alien. And it's probably a premium game - there's seven levels in total, which suggests you'll be stumping up cash to give it a go.

How exactly the game plays out is another matter. From the website it sounds like it'll be a cross between Five Nights at Freddy's and a strategy game, with you making use of security cameras and holographic maps to direct people around.

Alien: Blackout Key Art

There's also a screenshot of someone holding the radar from Isolation and coming face-to-face with the Xenomorph, so maybe there's also first-person stealth action to contend with? Right now, we know basically nothing.

What we do know is this: a very vocal subset of "gamers" are going to get very cross about this for absolutely no reason. I haven't seen any complaints yet - mostly because I've abandoned Twitter for the sake of my crumbling mental health - but I can feel them in my skin, giving me warmth on this cold winter's day.

Either way, we'll be sure to keep you posted when we know more about Alien: Blackout, whether that be new screens, videos, or even if we manage to get our hands on it. This will probably be one of the bigger mobile games of 2019 - let's hope it's good!