Meet Alienation’s three unique character classes in brand new trailer

See the Tank, the Bio-Specialist and the Saboteur in action

Hi there, Tommaso from Housemarque speaking. Today I’m here to tell you more about the three classes of UNX soldiers available in Alienation. They are “mankind’s last hope” – with alien forces closing in on the last strongholds of humanity, the UNX world government has resorted to mechanised infantry in a last attempt to save the planet. Players can choose from three distinct combat exoskeletons, which grant their users superhuman abilities.

Each class – the Tank, the Bio-Specialist and the Saboteur – is built with a specific playstyle in mind and since the game supports drop-in/drop-out gameplay, your four-player squad’s composition might even change during the course of the same mission!

Each class has a unique primary weapon, three unique upgradable active abilities and three upgradable passive abilities. On release day, players will be able to level-up from Level 1 to 30 in either campaign missions, bounties, or procedurally generated scenarios we don’t want to spoil for you.

Let’s see the classes!


Every game this brutal needs at least one class that heals other players: that’s the Bio-Specialist. That said, she’s also very competent at creating areas of damage using a poisonous trail, or take control of powerful nanomachines to swarm enemies and chip away their HPs.



The Tank is all about protection and splash damage: if you’re under heavy fire you want one next to you sharing his shield, or if you’re overrun by too many enemies he can blow everything away and give you room to maneuver. Plus, he’s the only character able to command a devastating death ray piercing everything in a straight line!



If you like swift characters you’re gonna love the Saboteur. He becomes invisible, and uses his plasma sword to clear the area in front of him with ease. When some help is needed, he can also call in deadly airstrikes to open paths through a sea of Xenos.


Each class has passive abilities that are divided into three “tracks”: Athlete, Warrior and Survivor. Like the active abilities, each track can be upgraded several times. Each time an Ability point is spent, you’ll be asked to make a tough decision between two possible upgrade options. For example, do you want the Health orbs to give you back more HP or extend the duration of the Xenoflowers boosts?

If you’re worried about spec’ing your character in a way that will bite back during missions down the line, fear not! You can always re-spec your UNX soldier to suit your playstyle.

Sounds fun? Because it is! For those of you who want to see more of our UNX soldiers in action, be sure to check out our latest gameplay trailer above.

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on the game and try out all possible combinations by yourself – remember that you can pre-order the game today straight from PlayStation Store to obtain our unique Alienation dynamic theme and a 10% discount! We’re almost there!

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Love this! I really enjoy these kind of games.

Got a question for you, you said you will be able to level up to level 30, what does each level do? Do you get better stats like in a RPG? Or is the level just a number? Is there any loot in the game?

will buy this for sure! :)

probably going for Bio btw, since I really like support and healing.

Probably going for Bio btw, since I love healing and support.


This has day one written all over it for me. Loved every game you guys have put out so far. Thank god its out before Uncharted 4 otherwise drake would be taking a back seat.

supersmith2500 13 April, 2016 @ 16:48

Will this game have single player?

Just watched the vid, and it mentioned solo play, so yep!

I don’t really do the pre-order thing, but for this I’ll make an exception.
Gotta support the guys (and gals) at Housemarque!

I gotta be the bio, I need my NANOMACHINES

Inherentdragon 13 April, 2016 @ 19:06

Looking forward to this!I bought my ps4 when Dead Nation was free with ps plus and was hooked,if it’s anything like that I’m all in!:)

r22637948-345_d3 13 April, 2016 @ 22:19

Cool game, must get it

Impressive PSN id.

captain57boots 13 April, 2016 @ 23:13

You had me at Plasma Sword!

If we can do cool stuff like K-styling (ok maybe not) with the P.Sword, then Saboteur all day.

ultravioletblade 14 April, 2016 @ 00:33

no need to pre-order as its a digital game, does look good though, not sure if its for me yet. i’ll wait for the reviews


You get the 10% discount for pre-ordering though!
And a dynamic theme.
To be fair though, most dynamic themes are a bit uninspiring.
It might be possible to pre-load it as well if you pre-order, so straight into the action when it hits midnight on the 26th!

bluemoon1987 14 April, 2016 @ 01:23

Is this not upto 4 player co-op? If so, it’s a bit strange that there’s only 3 classes. Either way, it’s a day one purchase for me, i love Housemarque games, been praying for a dead nation sequel and this seems like just that in everything but name. Release window is doing you guys no favours though with Dark souls 3 and Ratchet and clank just before and Uncharted just after. Hope it gets the sales it deserves.

Does this have Friendly Fire?
That’s one of the reasons I couldn’t get on with Helldivers.
I spent more time worrying about not killing my team mates than enjoying the game.


I’m sure I read something where Housemarque said that it didn’t have friendly fire?
Also, there’s just so much going on onscreen I reckon it might be borderline unplayable if it did.

pablo-hassan 14 April, 2016 @ 10:57

Love this style of game and it’s Bio for me!! All about the support

r22637948-345_d3 15 April, 2016 @ 00:43

Prefty cool

I was excited about this as I really like Dead Nation but now that I know there’s no local co-op I’ll be putting off buying it. Are they likely to add this feature at some point?

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