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It’s 4/26…So Happy Alien Day 2018!

Much like Star Wars Day, 20th Century Fox realized there are many fans of the Alien franchise. Which is of course why for third year, Alien Day is making a return. So what can you expect from the festivities for Alien Day 2018? It turns out some pretty fun stuff as a matter of fact. Best of all, for Alien Day 2018 you won’t actually have to go toe to toe with any Xenomorphs…unless you want to of course.

Naturally the reason April 26th has been chosen for all Alien Days is simple. You will recall that in the 1979 masterpiece, the crew of the Nostromo land upon LV-426. You might remember that this first encounter with a Xenomorph doesn’t go favorably for the crew members.
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I think we might as well start with Alien: Descent for this Alien Day 2018 coverage. Descent is a brand new free-roaming VR experience at The Outlets at Orange, located in 20 City Blvd W, Orange, California. What is it you might ask?
“Join an elite squad of Colonial Marines sent to investigate a distress signal from a Weyland-Yutani mining outpost. Just before losing contact, the facility reported some sort of infestation. It’s up to you and your squad to contain the threat, quarantine any survivors and get everyone off-world safely.”
Alien Day 2018 - Alien Descent

You can book Alien: Descent for your group of four by clicking on the link here.

The esteemed Mondo has some choice offerings this year. First up is a limited edition Alien inspired movie poster by Pascal Blanche.
Alien Day 2018 - Mondo - Pascal Blanche

Who on the official Mondo site had this to say about appreciation for Ridley Scott’s 1979 film.
“ALIEN is my favorite Horror and hard science space movie. I’ve watched it countless times whether it was for the music or going back to this uncanny sequence on LV426. The slow rhythm of the landing, the expedition, the alien ship reveal … everything in there has hooked me for years and is still a big influence on my work. I am honored and privileged to pay tribute to this classic movie with my poster.”

They are also offering a new T-Shirt which features artwork by Martin Ansin. The subject matter? Why none other than Jonesy, the feline companion to the crew of the Nostromo. As well as depending on how you look at it, the reason most of them didn’t make it out alive!
Alien Day 2018 - Jonesy

20th Century Fox is also joining in on the celebration. Apparently earlier in the month they were offering sweet deals on digital versions of the Alien film franchise. It began on the 21st, with a new movie each day, so for today only you can grab Alien: Covenant for $4.99, by using the Movie of the Day app.

[Via] 20th Century Fox

That is not all the ways you can celebrate Alien Day 2018:
“Gamers can win Alien franchise movies on Blu-ray and other fantastic prizes by competing in Zen Studios’ Aliens Pinball FX3 tournament! Everyone who plays the Aliens table on Five-Minute Mode between April 26 and May 3 is eligible, with the best prizes going to those who top the leaderboards. Players can download Pinball FX3 for free on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 or Steam. The Aliens table is part of a three-pack known as Aliens vs. Pinball, which also includes tables based on Alien vs. Predator and Alien: Isolation.

Beginning today, Shop.FoxMovies.Com unveils all-new apparel commemorating Dark Horse’s upcoming Aliens: Dust to Dust comic series which launches today.”
Alien Day 2018 - Aliens Dust to Dust

Immerse yourself in the horrors of the ALIEN Universe from the safety of your home. Binge your own ALIEN marathon as HBO On Demand, HBO GO, and HBO NOW will offer a special presentation of the franchise films including Alien (Director’s Cut), Aliens, Alien3, Alien: Resurrection, and Alien: Covenant.
Plus, fans should stay tuned for major merchandise announcements, limited edition releases and exciting unveils to take place on and in the days leading up to ALIEN DAY. Among the key licensees returning to the ALIEN DAY celebration include Dark Horse Comics, Eaglemoss, The Loyal Subjects, Fright Rags, Geek Fuel, Mattel, Super 7, Diamond Select, Wonderdice, Park Agencies, Heighway Pinball Limited, Titan, NECA, Mondo, Prime 1, Trevco, Changes, Funko and more.”

So there you go, friends. Certainly a whole lot of options to celebrate Alien Day 2018!

[Via] Alien Anthology

Upcoming Star Wars Pinball Tables By Zen Studios Are Strong With The Force!

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Yesterday the first trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: Pinball was released, featuring the table for Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Star Wars: Pinball will be made available later this month on Xbox Live, the Playstation Network, Mac, and iOS and Google Play. The first three offered tables will be the Empire Strikes Back, a standalone Boba Fett table, and one based on the animated Clone Wars series.

In all it is said there will be 10 tables in total with 7 more planned for future release.

From the Press Release:
Star Wars™ Pinball Coming Soon for Download

“Use the Force to guide the silver ball and become a Jedi Master pinball pro

Los Angeles, CA – February 5, 2013 – Zen Studios, the definitive leader in videogame pinball, today announced Star Wars™ Pinball, a brand new collection of tables developed with authentic Star Wars moments. The downloadable game, developed in partnership with LucasArts, will be available February 2013 on a variety of digital platforms. The initial three-table pack will be themed around fan favorites including Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Each table features a different iconic moment from the Star Wars universe, with interactive 3D characters, and unique gameplay. With the first table release, players will take control of beloved characters such as Luke Skywalker, Boba Fett, Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano. Players will also be able to post their scores to global leaderboards, experience in-game friend challenges, local hotseat, online multiplayer, and a host of other features. “It’s been over 30 years since Star Wars, videogames, and solid state pinball all burst onto the entertainment scene, and their popularity endures today. We’re excited to be combining all three for the very first time,” said Neil Sorens, Zen Studios’ Creative Director. “Our designers are huge Star Wars fans, and you can expect every detail in every table to reflect their passion for the Star Wars universe.”
Star Wars Pinball will be available on the Apple®App Store, Google Play™.
Star Wars Pinball will also be available as downloadable content for Pinball FX2™ on Xbox LIVE® Arcade and Windows 8, Zen Pinball 2™ on PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita as Cross-Buy entitled content, Zen Pinball 2 on the Mac®App Store and Zen Pinball on the Apple®App Store and Google Play™.
Zen Studios has released a Star Wars Pinball trailer available from the Zen Studios YouTube Channel , or downloaded from the Zen Studios press center.
For more information, please visit www.starwarspinball.com or www.zenstudios.com.”