Aliens: Fireteam Elite Launches August 24th for $39.99 [UPDATED]

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[UPDATE] The press release is now available, confirming more details of the upcoming Aliens: Fireteam Elite release.

There's also a Deluxe Edition priced $69.99. It includes the Endeavor Veteran Pack (over 20 cosmetic items, including armor kit skins, emotes, weapon colors, and decals) and the Endeavor Pass (four cosmetic DLC bundles -- including class kit skins, weapon colors, head accessories, and more that will be released alongside free major gameplay updates).

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Also, check out the pre-order trailer below.

[ORIGINAL STORY] Aliens: Fireteam Elite will be released on August 24th for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S|X, priced at $39.99. The news didn't come out of publisher Daybreak or developer Cold Iron Studios; instead, Best Buy jumped the proverbial gun by activating pre-orders. It is likely that an official announcement is forthcoming, though.

Originally teased as an 'MMO shooter' set in the Alien universe, the game has since been transformed into a cooperative shooter for up to three players. Here's the official description from the Best Buy product page.

2202. A mysterious distress call reroutes your Marine Assault Unit to LV-895 in the outer colonies, where deadly Xenomorph legions, hidden corporate secrets, and ancient alien ruins await your arrival.

Set in the iconic Alien universe, Aliens: Fireteam is a cooperative third-person survival shooter that drops your fireteam of hardened marines into a desperate fight to contain the Xenomorph threat.

Face off against waves of terrifying Xenomorph and Weyland-Yutani Synthetic foes alongside two players or AI teammates, as you and your fireteam desperately fight your way through four unique campaigns that introduce new storylines to the Alien universe. Create and customize your own Colonial Marine, choosing from an extensive variety of classes, weapons, gear and perks, battling overwhelming odds in this heart-pounding survival shooter experience.

Features

  • Play a pivotal role in the epic events that occur 23 years after the original Alien trilogy as a Colonial Marine stationed aboard the UAS Endeavor, battling terrifying Xenomorph threats. Stunning visuals, iconic enemies, realistic environments, powerful weapons, futuristic equipment, and an eerie soundscape fill out new storylines in a series of replayable campaigns that evoke and expand upon the blockbuster films.
  • Face overwhelming odds against over 20 enemy types, including 11 different Xenomorphs along the evolutionary scale from Facehuggers to Praetorians, each designed with their own intelligence to ambush, outsmart and eviscerate vulnerable marines. Utilize cover and master team strategy to survive extraterrestrial threats as they overrun your fireteam from every angle, swarm through doors and vents, scramble across walls and ceilings, and strike from darkness with uncanny ferocity.
  • Choose from five unique classes - Gunner, Demolisher, Technician, Doc and Recon - each with their own special abilities and character perks. Utilize an extensive arsenal of 30+ weapons and 70+ mods/attachments in your effort to eradicate the Alien threat. An innovative Perk Board modifies and improves your abilities, while a unique Challenge Card system alters the approach to each Campaign mission, offering a new experience with every playthrough.

You can take a look at the most recent Aliens: Fireteam Elite gameplay footage below. It aired last week as part of a video interview with Gamespot.

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