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Alien: Isolation Announced

The SEGA Blog announces Alien: Isolation, Creative Assembly's upcoming Aliens action/adventure/shooter. "In Alien: Isolation, we have taken the series back to the roots of Ridley Scott’s 1979 movie, the original survival horror," said Alistair Hope of Creative Assembly. "Our Alien is a truly terrifying creature, as intelligent as he is hostile, relentless, brutal and unstoppable. This is the Alien game fans of the series have always wanted." This has been a poorly kept secret before this revelation, as it was outed by the discovery of its trademark, concept art, and screenshots. The description on confirms the game's protagonist will be Ellen Ripley's daughter, and Videogamer has some first-hand impressions, saying "It's Amnesia in space, essentially, with Ripley stalked by a lone Xenomorph aboard the station," and there are also a hands-on previews on The Escapist and Rock, Paper, Shotgun. An Alien Isolation trailer is also now available, teasing the project with cinematics and glimpses of gameplay, a platform list that includes PC; Xbox One; PlayStation 4; Xbox 360; and PlayStation 3, and word the game will be "out late 2014." Here's the description:

Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Fifteen years after the events of Alien™, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda enters a desperate battle for survival, on a mission to unravel the truth behind her mother's disappearance. As Amanda, you will navigate through an increasingly volatile world as you find yourself confronted on all sides by a panicked, desperate population and an unpredictable, ruthless Alien. 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.

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48. Re: Alien: Isolation Revealed Jan 7, 2014, 22:26 Task
Krovven wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 20:42:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 18:03:
For me it's Alien and Aliens and then the series was done. Same with Terminator.

I actually like Alien 3. Along with everyone else, when it came out I was disappointed. But I think that has more to everyone's expectations as Aliens was such a good movie (many hated it at the time too because it was nothing like Alien). I've watched it many times over the years, and I enjoy and appreciate it far more now, especially with the extra bits in the Directors Cut. Would have been interesting to see what David Fincher could have done without the meddling of Fox.

Would have also been interesting to see what Alien 4 could have been like if Joss Whedon had directed instead of Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Joss Whedon on Alien 4. It's not playing for me, but hopefully it'll load for others. Basically, everything was done wrong and was nothing how he envisioned it when he wrote it.

I liked Alien 3 as well. I watched all 3 of those movies in my young days, good stuff. I think Alien 3 just kind of shattered that sense of "but the good person hero is supposed to live" stuff that movies do.

To me it seemed like the nightmare was finally over for Ripley, her entire life was haunted by Xenomorphs that followed her and finally got her too, just like her nightmares, but she made them die with her (or that 'line' of xenomorphs anyways). That whole movie was meant as an appeal to emotion, especially the death of the little girl and hicks. The first time I watched it the ending was definitely a complete surprise to me.

Alien 4 was a supreme mess though, still good affects and the newest "alien suits" were top notch. Joss Whedon is cool and all, but there was weird bits of humor that were out of place "weyland yutani, bought by wal-mart, because that happens in the future, lulz."

I have the whole (new) anthology on blu-ray. Definitely recommend it.
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