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.