Aliens: Fireteam Is an Upcoming Co-Op Aliens Shooter

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Aliens: Fireteam is an upcoming co-op squad shooter that pits you against the Xenomorphs.

Unveiled yesterday, Fireteam looks to be an Alien-themed version of World War Z, casting you as one of three gun-toting badasses who end up facing down the Aliens. The trailer, which you can see below, shows it in action and it does look pretty cool. You’ll be dealing with regular Aliens, Praetorian Aliens and the Alien Queen gets a look in there.

IEven though Aliens: Colonial Marines tongue-punctured our spirit; Alien: Isolation proved there’s plenty of life in the licence, though it’s a crying shame we’ve never got an Isolation 2. It looks like you get to blast your way through some very familiar-looking locations, ones which resemble, at least in passing, locations from the movies. Plus, while this is clearly made with human co-op in mind, you can play it solo with two AI-controlled bots.

That said, it does worry us a little that, in the trailer, Aliens just seem to rush straight at the players. One of the things we love about the Aliens is that they’re capable of outsmarting their prey. The official Aliens: Fireteam website promises your foes can ambush you so we’re hoping the Xenomorphs end up as more than mere cannon-fodder.

We’ll be able to find out just how smart the bugs are when Aliens: Fireteam chestbursts onto the scene this Summer on the Playstation, Xbox and PC.