Team17 has announced that Alien Breed 2: Assault, the second chapter in the downloadable Alien Breed game series, will be released on Xbox LIVE Arcade and Steam on Wednesday, September 22.

Developed using Unreal Engine 3, Assault finds the player taking control of Conrad, Chief Engineer aboard the dying ship Leopold, and continuing his fight for survival across the fatally damaged space vessel. His only hope relies on reigniting the alien spacecraft's engines, but to do this he will have to survive wave after wave of relentless alien assaults.

The game also offers a new Survivor mode and a two-player online co-operative battle mode.

"As the second adventure in the Alien Breed trilogy, we're really happy with how much Assault adds to an already strong gameplay formula. We've got some awesomely destructive new weapons to purchase and upgrade, monstrous new boss battles, and some really exciting set-pieces," said John Dennis, head of design at Team17 Software.

Dennis added: "Add to this our brand-new Survivor Mode, which pits players against relentless waves of enemies in either single-player or two-player co-op, and the stress-inducing, claustrophobic experience of moving ever deeper into a space station infested with blood-thirsty aliens, and you get a very strong offering that we hope will please both Alien BreedTM fans and players new to the game alike."

The game's trailer also reveals that a PS3 version is on the way too.