Xenosis: Alien Infection Coming to Nintendo Switch

The estimated launch window is Q3 2019.

By Angela Marrujo Fornaca. Posted 05/28/2018 12:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

NerdRage Studios has reached its $25,000 funding goal on Fig for its top down sci-fi adventure survival game, Xenosis: Alien Infection, and has confirmed they’re bringing the game to Switch.

The game is inspired by Alien Breed, System Shock, Aliens, Dead Space, and Event Horizon, and features 2D pixel art with modern 3D lighting and positional audio. You play as a deep space salvage hunter who discovers the remains of Carpathian, an abandoned starship built to terraform mineral rich planets on the edge of the solar system, which vanished 50 years ago.

You must retrieve the data core from the ship, where life support systems are down and traces of an unidentified toxin linger. As you explore the ship you discover what happened to the crew and fight to avoid the same fate. Xenosis: Alien Infection features five gameplay pillars and you can read the studio’s descriptions of these below:


The inhabitants of the Carpathian are fierce and deadly. With advanced AI against you, use tactics to overcome your enemies. With multiple weapon types and deployable items at your disposal, you have unlimited tactical options from melee, close range weapons or snipe from afar with long-range and laser-based weaponry. You can even create and deploy turrets, sentries, and bots to assist you. Face off against a custom-built AI that can adapt, hunt, flank, work as a group and even flee for help. Enemies will use sight, hearing, and smell to find you, and will be relentless in their hunt for you.


The Carpathians environment is hazardous, you will need to maintain a supply of oxygen and power, whilst protecting your suit from damage and tears, otherwise your journey will end quickly. Battle not only enemies, but the hazards of the environment: extreme temperatures, radiation, toxins, and the vacuum of space.


Scavenge what you can from the ship and use it to craft supplies, ammo and upgrades for your weapons and environmental suit. Over 70 schematics to find and use at your disposal, giving you multiple options for survival. Exploration is rewarded with special upgrades, hidden items and specialised crafting materials.


Sometimes all out gunfights aren’t the way. Use stealth to bypass obstacles and enemies. With the dynamic light and shadow system, turn off or disable the lights, use shadows or move objects to create your own darkness. A fully dynamic system gives unlimited options for a stealthy approach.


Feel the tension and atmosphere of the Carpathian from a unique viewpoint. Utilising modern real-time 3D dynamic lighting and shadowing we bring 3D depth to a 2D game in a way that has never been done before. Add in 3D positional audio and a fully reactive and dynamic music system, you can literally feel the tension and atmosphere.

Check out the trailer, too!


NerdRage Studios expects to have the game out in Q3 2019. What do you think of Xenosis: Alien Infection so far? Will you be adding it to your Switch library? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Nintendo Everything

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