With the dust still settling on the disastrous development woes of Aliens: Colonial Marines, it seems odd timing for Fox Digital Entertainment to release a new game featuring everyone’s favourite phallic xenomorphs. Not only that, but the game is based on the bastardised cross-bred franchise everyone would rather forget, Alien vs. Predator. The new title, Alien vs. Predator: Evolution, has been developed by Angry Mob Games for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, and is on sale for the rather hefty price tag of $4.99. Angry Mob previously developed the mobile game tie-in to Robert Rodriguez’s film reboot Predators.
Rick Phillips, Senior Vice President, Fox Digital Entertainment was quoted as saying, “Angry Mob Games has outdone itself with AVP: Evolution, creating compelling gameplay and a graphically stunning experience that lives up to the Alien vs. Predator pedigree.”
To the game’s credit, the graphics generated by the Unity engine are prettier than Sega and Gearbox’s dismal efforts last month. Playing as either the Alien or Predator, you have to battle and brawl through 18 main missions and 11 side quests.