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Alien: Augmented Reality Survival Manual is a 2017 fictional combat guide detailing methods and tactics for engaging the Xenomorph, written by Owen Williams and published by Harper Design. An augmented reality book, it consists of a traditional hardback volume along with a companion app that enables several interactive audio/visual features. It was released in the UK on October 5, 2017, and in the US on November 14, 2017.

Publisher's Summary[]

YOU HAVE IN YOUR HANDS A HYBRID:

PART OLD-WORLD HANDBOOK — FEATURING PAPER PAGES, TEXT, DIAGRAMS AND 100 COLOR AND BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS — AND A FUTUREBOOK WITH 3D INTERACTIVE ANIMATIONS, SOUND AND VISION.

Alien: Augmented Reality Survival Manual is standard issue for the United States Colonial Marine Corps and includes everything a new recruit needs to identify and combat the terrifying, extra-terrestrial species known as Xenomorphs. Protecting yourself and mankind against this significant and ever-growing threat is the goal. You will learn how to identify the threat — and take evasive action to neutralize it. Methods include: interactive simulations, video identification, weapon and vehicle training.

A superb interactive companion volume to all the Alien movies, Alien: Augmented Reality Survival Manual is an exciting, fully immersive experience.

Goofs[]

Though it was originally intended to be canonical,[1] Alien: Augmented Reality Survival Manual contains various typographical, formatting, spelling, and continuity errors.

  • The dates given in the contents for the Nostromo and Sulaco missions are both incorrect. The Nostromo incident is listed as having occurred in 2120, when it in fact occurred in 2122. Likewise, the Sulaco mission is listed as having occurred in 2122, when it took place in 2179. These errors are kept throughout the book.
  • The Weyland-Yutani Corporation is described as having been formed from a takeover of Yutani Corporation by Weyland Corp. Though the canonical book Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report[1] makes the same assertion, Alien: Covenant - Origins states that the merger in fact occurred in reverse after the failure of the Prometheus expedition.
  • The incident at Hadley's Hope is purported to occur in 2178, when in actual fact the correct year is 2179.
  • USCSS Covenant security officer Tom Hallet's name is erroneously given as "Nathaniel Hallett".
  • David's drawings are reported to have been produced during his time on the USCSS Prometheus when, in actuality, they were produced during his studies on Planet 4.
  • David is mentioned as the creator of the Xenomorph; sources including Alien: The Roleplaying Game contradict this.
  • Despite the AR feature being a key selling point of the book, the Covenant section contains no AR sequences.
  • In the Fiorina 161 section, Francis Aaron's profile consists of text duplicated from William Hudson's profile.
  • The Neroid Sector is misidentified as the "Neriod Sector".
  • The Fiorina 161 Class C Work Correctional Unit is stated to have been an oil refinery when it was in actuality a mine. Furthermore, an image of the facility's communications dish is mislabeled as oil refining equipment.
  • A still of the android Bishop's remains from Alien3 is erroneously presented as the death of Michael Bishop which, according to Alien: The Weyland–Yutani Report, occurred years after the incident on Fiorina 161.
  • The incident aboard the USM Auriga is stated to take place in 2379, while the correct year is in fact 2381.

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