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Aliens: Fireteam Elite coming to Switch (via cloud) this month

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Focus Entertainment has announced that a Nintendo Switch port of Cold Iron Studio blaster Aliens: Fireteam Elite will be launching on April 26 — The new port of the 2021 release will be handled by studio Ubitus and will be made available via cloud gaming technology.

Already available for PlayStation, PC, and Xbox platforms, Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a third-person shooter set within the expanded Alien universe. Players choose from one of seven marine classes — Gunner, Demolisher, Technician, Doc, Phalanx, Lancer, or Recon — before embarking on a series of story campaigns accompanied by A.I. partners or up to two additional players. Fireteam Elite attempts the capture the claustrophobic atmosphere and acid-spraying violence of the classic 1986 sequel Aliens, adopting a gameplay style similar to other team-based shooters such as Valve’s Left 4 Dead.

The new Nintendo Switch port will retail for $29.99 for the standard edition, while a $59.99 “Ultimate Edition” includes bonus in-game items, DLC campaign Pathogen, and the “Endeavor Pass”. The Switch port will support crossplay with its PC and console brethren, which will help to establish a large playerbase right from launch day. Pre-orders are live right now, and a demo is available to download from the eShop, so you can check out the action before you decide whether to plonk down your hard-earned credits.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite launches April 26 on Nintendo Switch. It is available right now on PlayStation, PC, and Xbox platforms. Be sure to check out our own Chris Carter’s review of the PC edition right here.


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