Alien vs Predator: Nightmare on Ryushi [PC – Cancelled?]

Alien vs Predator: Nightmare on Ryushi [PC – Cancelled?]

Alien vs Predator: Nightmare on Ryushi is a point & click adventure game based on the Aliens VS Predator series, that was going to be published for MS-DOS PCs by Activision in 1993, but in the end it seems that the project got cancelled. As we can read from the AVP Galaxy Forum, even fans of the series are not sure about the release of this title, but as not one knew about it before finding an old Activision catalog, it’s almost sure that Nightmare on Ryushi was canned:

When I was done obsessing over the intricacies of the labyrinth of Zork, I noticed a small catalog of Activision titles to be released in 1993 among which was the drool-inducing “Alien vs Predator:Nightmare on Ryushi” (and yes it is Alien, not Aliens).

It appears to be a point and click first person adventure title for MS-DOS with excellent graphics. It also looks like the first AvP game to allow the user to play as all three species in independent campaigns!!

After an intense an stressful search of the InterWebs, I came up with absolutely no trace of this game ever having existed!! It is even absent from AvPGalaxy’s list of cancelled titles!

If you know someone that worked on this game or could have more info about its development and cancellation, please let us know!

Thanks to Unclejun for the contribution!


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3 thoughts on “Alien vs Predator: Nightmare on Ryushi [PC – Cancelled?]

  1. Ross Sillifant

    You need to update your entry for this one.

    It’s not a pure point and click affair.

    If you follow these links:

    A lot more screenshots.

    From the main entry itself..

    The license of the comic strip “Aliens vs Predator” caused a lot of talk in the 90s, it gave rise to a well-made arcade game (normal, it’s Capcom ), an FPS on Jaguar and PC, in addition inevitable turnips at the cinema. But what is less known is that it was also almost adapted for PC in 1993 by Activision . Aliens vs Predator: Nightmare on Ryushi allowed you to control a human, a predator or the alien queen, which gave three completely different games. With the Predator, it was an Operation Wolf -style shooterthat used the creature’s infrared vision (as well as its triangular viewfinder). With humans, it was an adventure game playable with the mouse and seen through the character’s eyes. Finally, the part with the alien queen was more strategic, you apparently had to design and deploy your troops to take control of the planet. The project seemed well advanced, since the game was announced in the Activision catalogs , but it finally collapsed during the summer of 93 due to licensing issues with Fox . Aaaaaaaargh!

    Hopefully with all the known press collected on this thread, a thread on AVP Galaxy and the entry on GTW, it’ll be easier for anyone interested in the title to discover as much as possible about the game, with the minimum of work involved.

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