Happy Alien Day! In case you didn’t mark it on your calendar (shame on you!), today–April 26–is Alien Day, a 24-hour period that honors the 1979 horror/sf classic.
Alien Day, as explained in a report by comicbook.com, is an annual event–always on 4/26–that celebrates the film franchise. The name stems from the designation of the moon (LV-426) associated with several of the films in the popular series.
The day often marks specific events for Alien fans. For example, on this date in 2017, a prologue for Alien:Covenant was shared.
And to celebrate the auspicious occasion this year, video game manufacturer D3 Go! Is offering its Alien: Blackout game free of charge today.
The mobile video game–which plays on iOS, Android and Amazon devices–is a spinoff that follows Amanda Ripley, daughter of the courageous Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), and her crew as they flee from a deadly Xenomorph during a period of time between Alien and Aliens.
As described by the company, the goal of Alien: Blackout is “to stay alive while trapped aboard a crippled Weyland-Yutan space station carrying a deadly Xenomorph as it tirelessly hunts you and the crew.”
D3 Go! adds that players “must really on the damaged controls or risk sacrificing crew members to avoid deadly contact.”
Released earlier this year, the game reportedly seemed to be a tease at first, with fans thinking a sequel to Alien: Islolation was on the way.
Not quite. Alien: Blackout turned out to be a mobile spinoff “where players manipulate a holographic map and power to escape the alien aboard a crippled space station.”
Keep reading Horror News Network for any further information or updates on the Alien franchise.