Sega Officially Reveals ‘Alien: Isolation’, Coming Late 2014

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Sega has finally revealed the oft-rumored Alien: Isolation, and boy does it look good. I’m hesitant to invest even a modicum of hope in an Aliens game after what this franchise has put us through over the years. Even still, Creative Assembly is a solid developer, so at least we know it’s in capable hands.

Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror experience that “will focus on capturing the tension evoked by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic film.” Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda, is who we’ll be playing as, as she investigates her mother’s disappearance. The game will take place 15 years after the events in the original Alien. Read on for more!

“Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.” It sounds as if Creative Assembly may be taking a few pages out of Tomb Raider’s book, only replace the open island setting and seemingly endless waves of henchmen with dark corridors and a single xenomorph.

It sounds like another tale of survival and personal growth, similar to what Lara went through in Crystal Dymanics’ reboot. I loved Tomb Raider, so I’m all for it, if that’s the case. If it isn’t, this game still has more promise than Colonial Marines ever had.

I haven’t even gotten to the best part, but I know you’re itching for some gameplay footage, so here you go:

The best part? Unless they just haven’t gotten around to it yet, it sounds like there are no plans to tack on a multiplayer component. That means no forgettable competitive mode that you play for a week and never return to. That right there shows me Creative Assembly is serious when they say they’re taking the series back to its roots in survival horror.

Sega is planning on delivering Alien: Isolation in late 2014 for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. If you missed it, I highly recommend you check out our Alien: Isolation wish list.


 
  • ChildoftheKoRn

    “Getting the story right was really important for us”

    You used Ripleys daughter whom had no known affiliation with the xenomorphs. Unless you make some kinda secret escape and she vows to keep a secret the games just ruined from a storymode point of view. I’m probably still gonna buy it cause I love me some xenomorph but gawd damn.

  • Taboo

    Wow this is looking really good so far.

  • zigwardScissorHands

    Unless there’s some incredible twist I am yet to know, playing as Ripleys daughter still seems like a dumb as hell idea.

    Having said that the game does look cool and I fucking love the idea of only alien.

    • zigwardScissorHands

      *only ONE alien*

  • pyrepunk

    This game looks sweet as hell, truthfully I don’t mind the whole daughter idea…actually I kind of like it of course I’m probably the only one, but you have to admit the game looks good even if you don’t like the story :/

  • Golic

    at first I wasn’t digging the idea of the main protagonist being Ripley’s daughter, but after seeing this, I kinda like it.

  • YaegerTheArcticWolf

    I think the idea of using Amanda as the protagonist is a great idea, I mean we all know in Aliens Ripley was informed that her daughter is dead, we never really got do know how she died and if you think about it Amanda wouldn’t exactly just sit there while her mother is floating around in space and not having checked in from the mission she was on. Plus if they played from Ripley’s point of view from the movie stand point then there would be other survivors you would have to cast voices for and it would take away from the fear of being the only one there the game is trying to entail. I am super stoked for it.

    • Taboo

      Exactly! As a long time Alien fan I can’t understand how one isn’t excited to play as Ripley’s daughter. I can’t wait to get my hands on this.

  • GhostCruiser

    THIS LOOKS AWESOME! Hopefully this will erase colonial marines from my memory. And I like how they brought back the Prometheus “OOWEEEOO” for the trailer lol

    • Golic

      that “OOWEEEOO” sound was from the original trailer for ‘ALIEN’. It was later borrowed for ‘Prometheus’ to sucker people into thinking it was actually going to be the prequel to ‘ALIEN’ we were all promised.

      • GothicGuido

        It’s a prequel to that whole universe, blade runner included.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I love how they’re doing this. I’m so glad they’re finally giving us what we want. Other studios, take note. This is what horror is, not guns blazing everywhere.

    • divisionbell

      Exactly! I love that they have the guts to go with atmosphere, suspense, and a single alien over generic action. Hopefully it does well so we get more games like that. With the quality of the gameplay so far, I’d love to see a new game for The Thing. So much potential!

  • weeredghost

    This looks incredible and as atmospheric as the films. Bring on the xenomorphs!

    • Adam Dodd

      Agreed!