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Aliens: Fireteam Gets A New Name, Release Date Set For August 24th

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Aliens: Fireteam Gets A New Name, Release Date Set For August 24th

Aliens: Fireteam Elite has got a release date, with Cold Iron Studios aiming for an August 24th release. 

The announcement was made earlier today, with the developers stating that pre-orders are now available for those who want to grab it early. The co-op shooter set in the Aliens universe was shown off first earlier this year, and it brings the third-person action to PC and consoles. 

If you've noticed a change as well, it's that the developers have added the word "Elite" to the name. Originally revealed earlier this year as just Aliens: FireteamElite will see players drop into hostile areas to take on the iconic Aliens from the movie franchise, including the Xenomorph as well as various creatures created for the game. Set 23 years after the initial Aliens movies, Aliens: Fireteam Elite will have players take the role of a Colonial Marine (hopefully a good one this time) to answer distress calls and explore alien landscapes. Players will use a mix of weapons and futuristic equipment, as well as the battlefield itself to achieve their goals. 

Aliens: Fireteam Elite will release with two versions: a standard version retailing for $39.99 which includes the base game, as well as a Deluxe Edition. This version will retail for $69.99 and include the Endeavor Pass, a DLC cosmetic bundle pack, as well as the Endeavor Veteran Pack - another DLC bundle seeing cosmetics, weapon and armor kit skins, emotes and more. Both those packs will also be available to buy separately. Pre-Orders, should you choose to do so, are also available now.

In case you wanted to see a bit of Daybreak's upcoming co-op shooter in action, the team showed off 25 minutes of gameplay earlier this year, which you can check out in our previous coverage here.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore