Alienation release date announced, new trailer debuts

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Alienation release date announced, new trailer debuts

Housemarque’s explosive bug blaster hits PS4 on 26th April

Greetings from Helsinki. The researchers at Housemarque have received warning signs of an impending alien invasion and after much analysis, they are certain that a full blown confrontation is inevitable on 26th April.

Early reports show that there is no need for panic however as a new military sub-section of the UN has been created to specifically handle all incidents of alien outbreaks.


Representing the new force, known as the UNX, Colonel Alexander Clark reports that front line defences seem to be operational and he expects a total eradication of the threat before citizens come into contact with the alien species, dubbed the “Xenos”.

Clark also commented on chaotic footage of an alleged UNX training mission and assures the PlayStation Nation that everything is under control!

Some similarities to a previous “zombie” outbreak (Dead Nation) are visible but Housemarque has clearly upped their game since that last time they had to save the world.

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As you can see from the trailer, in Alienation, the Xenos are super-aggressive and cars are literally being blown sky high in the heat of battle. However, the amount of weapons at your disposal and the options to upgrade them are enormous. Heavy casualties are expected but co-operation with other UNX agents is the key to becoming an unstoppable force!

Ilari Kuittinen, one of the founders of Housemarque was recently quoted as saying, “We’ve always been a tech centric company and now we have the chance to prove our capabilities to the world in our most ambitious project ever”.

It really seems that alien related R&D has suited us very well and we look forward to seeing you on the battlefield soon! Alienation is available for pre-order on PlayStation Store from today, with a 10% discount on the launch price.


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  • I hope these pre-order discounts aren’t going to replace the few launch discounts we get. I’d rather see reviews for a game then decide, rather than pay up front

    • Your a fool if you let reviews decide your purchase.
      There were many times when reviews talked bad about a game, then when I got it myself I actually enjoyed it much more than what the crap reviewer said.

    • Great, thanks. I’ve played and enjoyed loads of games with terrible reviews. That wasn’t really my point

    • @joyrul96 So he’s a fool for wanting to make an informed purchasing decision? Of course you should always take reviews with a grain of salt. They’re subjective, after all. But looking at a handful of different reviews for a game can certainly help you determine whether or not a game’s worth your time and money. It’s definitely a whole lot better than just buying random games on a whim, hoping you’ll like them.

    • @joyrul96 before you call someone a fool… it’s you’re not your. Thanks.

    • I think he meant using reviews to determine whether a game is worth its asking price rather than whether or not he buys it period. I only used common sense to arrive at that conclusion, though.

    • Ah, the Danish lad beat me to it.

    • I remember when we had demos to make an informed decision, not biased reviews

    • Smart move. I always find it suspicious when companies try to entice us to preorder. Think about it: if the game is any good, plenty people will buy it at launch (or at least shortly after). Plenty of games these days don’t live up to the hype, suffer from balancing issues or are even completely broken at launch.
      If you deliver a good game at launch, I will gladly pay up. Offering preorder incentives are a red flag for me, and so-called ‘review embargoes’ set shortly before launch (or even worse: AFTER the game already is out!) will sent me screaming for the exit.

  • I thought the game will be released on March 23…

    • You’re not the only one! On PS store, the game had as launch date March 23rd, and preload would start March 21st. I don’t know what is going on, but this is bull ****

    • Yeah it’s pretty sad. Delayed almost a month… :/

  • To be the best Top down shooter available ever made :)

  • I was looking forward to this, but now I’m not so sure. I know it’s the same genre etc., but from that trailer, it just looks way too similar to Dead Nation.

    The article says: “Some similarities to a previous “zombie” outbreak (Dead Nation) are visible” – but that seems like an understatement.

    Don’t get me wrong, I loved Dead Nation… but I’d like to have had some details about what’s NOT like Dead Nation… what sets this apart, and what’s going to stop me feeling like I’ve just bought a re-skinned version of the same game.

  • Still day one buy for me! :D

  • ultravioletblade

    simply lovely smoke effects!

    what was sonys reasoning for pushing the release date back?

  • That’s my bday, now that i don’t have U4, this will make my day.

  • Disappointing it’s not out late March as the ps store has said for the past few months. Felt it had the perfect release window just before a few of the heavy hitters. Releasing it right in the middle of dark souls 3 ratchet and clank and Uncharted 4 isn’t going to do it any favours. Will be purchasing for certain at some point as i loved dead nation but it will probably get put on the back burner somewhat, probably until the annual summer games drought.

  • Still the console king of twin stick shooters?

  • Double plat Dead Nation with dlc. But this? Big N.O. – too variegated and anaemic…

  • This looks very…busy. Does anyone else think that it’s a bit hard to see what’s going on with all the over-the-top effects?

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