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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 Xbox.com 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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29. Re: Alien: Isolation Announced Jan 7, 2014, 15:37 Shataan
 
Even with the Rubber arm/hand... Trespasser rocked.

The last great Aliens game I played was AVP on the Jaguar system. 1 Marine wakes up and has to find a way off the Station. Ya actively had to look for and find PCs in the Base for info on how to proceed.

Back then we didn t need to be spoonfed this info. We searched for it. Guess times AND peeps have changed. ;p

Gearbox blew it with the Squad thing. They should have stuck to basics. Guess no one on the Dev Team knows wtf the KISS concept is.

So GB scroows the pooch with their moron A.I. Squad. And this new aliens game is gonna throw you into the game with 1 Alien? Wtf can`t they quit going too far to the left and right, and just meet somewhere in the middle? Not to mention the story angle is so wack, as much a fan as I am of Aliens/Marines type games.... this new game coming holds no interest. Not to mention it looks dated as fox.
 
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28. Re: Alien: Isolation Announced Jan 7, 2014, 15:20 DangerDog
 
Nope, I liked Trespasser too. It looks like they're going to make gadgets your main source of info.

The main problem is like other people are saying, how can you pad out a sizable chunk of game time to being chased around a spaceship by one Alien? Gearbox succumbed to the completely off putting combat against "company" soldiers, I would rather have half the game be sneaking around and the final part kicking all sorts of ass as a colonial marine sent to rescue Ripley's daughter.

Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 15:12:
No. No. NO. NonononononononononononononNONONONONONONONONO! NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Just stop, people. What was the last good Alien/Aliens game you played? I mean, it was over a decade ago, right? The trailers ALWAYS look good, and the game is always shit. Don't fall for it again!

Even as bad as Colonial Marines was I still enjoyed the nostalgia factor, being a huge fan the movie Aliens. If nothing else, this game will offer the same.

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27. Re: Alien: Isolation Announced Jan 7, 2014, 15:12 Agent.X7
 
No. No. NO. NonononononononononononononNONONONONONONONONO! NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Just stop, people. What was the last good Alien/Aliens game you played? I mean, it was over a decade ago, right? The trailers ALWAYS look good, and the game is always shit. Don't fall for it again!
 
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26. Re: Alien: Isolation Announced Jan 7, 2014, 14:56 Fantaz
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 14:32:
Seems like a fail right out of the gate. I just can't see people lining up to buy an FPS alien game with no combat. Sure it worked great as a movie but as an interactive video game?

well you'll bet that we'll have the horror community with the likes of Youtuber PewDiePie sensationalize it and make a big thing out of it. people like to be scared and scared slow and painfully.

DangerDog wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 14:23:
Trespasser in space

Hopefully extremely light on the quick-time-events.

i like QTEs when they're done properly. best if they have minimal HUD though, with as few prompts as possible. perhaps just a tiny symbol and earlier show a legend of what corresponding keys to press will suffice.

also consider me in the minority but i liked Trespasser...
 
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25. Re: Alien: Isolation Announced Jan 7, 2014, 14:55 InBlack
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 14:23:

Hopefully extremely light on the quick-time-events.


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24. Re: I read sept 3 and think Rome II Jan 7, 2014, 14:52 Creston
 
nin wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 13:37:
When the video rolls, and it says "in game engine, work in progress" they should have added:

* Not gearbox. Swear to god. Holy shit, they fucked us. Did we mention it's not gearbox? Please, give us a chance here. Just don't close your browser. Please god, we're begging you here.



** Not gearbox!!!



Teeeheee! They could have ended with a picture of Pitchford and the big Ghostbusters whack through it.
 
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23. Re: Alien: Isolation Announced Jan 7, 2014, 14:51 Ant
 
I care not. I will wait for reviews. :p  
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22. Re: I read sept 3 and think Rome II Jan 7, 2014, 14:46 NeOCidE
 
nin wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 13:37:
Doesn't show much gameplay, but looks decent, mood wise. Not that I'm going anywhere near it w/o a record number of positive reviews, mind you...


When the video rolls, and it says "in game engine, work in progress" they should have added:

* Not gearbox. Swear to god. Holy shit, they fucked us. Did we mention it's not gearbox? Please, give us a chance here. Just don't close your browser. Please god, we're begging you here.



** Not gearbox!!!



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21. Re: Alien: Isolation Revealed Jan 7, 2014, 14:40 TangledThorns
 
Looks promising but so did Colonial Marines. That being said, 20th Century Fox should sue Gearbox for damaging the ALIEN franchise.  
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20. Re: Alien: Isolation Announced Jan 7, 2014, 14:32 Yosemite Sam
 
Seems like a fail right out of the gate. I just can't see people lining up to buy an FPS alien game with no combat. Sure it worked great as a movie but as an interactive video game?  
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19. Re: Alien: Isolation Announced Jan 7, 2014, 14:23 DangerDog
 
Trespasser in space

Hopefully extremely light on the quick-time-events.

 
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18. Re: Alien: Isolation Announced Jan 7, 2014, 14:09 Beamer
 
http://i.imgur.com/qkbGloG.jpg

No way is that in-engine, or, rather, in-release-version-of-engine.



I will pay attention when we're a few weeks away from launch. No point to even watch this now.
 
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17. Re: Alien: Isolation Announced Jan 7, 2014, 13:58 El Pit
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 13:18:
Developed for last-gen consoles. Ripley's daughter? No. No this isn't the game Alien fans have been waiting for.

In Aliens, some suits tell her that her daughter died at the age of 60 something, if I remember correctly. So this game must take place in the decades between Alien and Aliens. That sounds interesting.
Last gen consoles... Well, if they add good keyboard/mouse controls, I'm interested in a pc version. I LOVE the first Alien movies, the first being a sci fi horror movie and the second being a sci fi action movie. That said, I should watch Aliens today.
 
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16. Re: Alien: Isolation Announced Jan 7, 2014, 13:47 Fantaz
 
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netnerd85 wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 11:59:
In Game Footage, LOL!

Fuck off.

no, it's definitely in-game... and it's awesome. I'm shocked at the quality of graphics actually. there's only one Alien in this game this time.

it looks SO DAMN GOOD! the graphics look better than any game ever so far. OMG, they even make Amanda Ripley look kind of like Sigourney Weaver but different enough to only just be related.

I really really hope that the graphics are exactly as advertised. wouldn't it suck of two Aliens games become famous for over-selling their graphics?
 
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15. Re: I read sept 3 and think Rome II Jan 7, 2014, 13:37 nin
 
Doesn't show much gameplay, but looks decent, mood wise. Not that I'm going anywhere near it w/o a record number of positive reviews, mind you...


When the video rolls, and it says "in game engine, work in progress" they should have added:

* Not gearbox. Swear to god. Holy shit, they fucked us. Did we mention it's not gearbox? Please, give us a chance here. Just don't close your browser. Please god, we're begging you here.



** Not gearbox!!!


 
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14. Re: Alien: Isolation Announced Jan 7, 2014, 13:32 Verno
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 12:57:
Shame they blew it with Rome 2 and Sega has a bad enough track record with the Aliens license already. How does someone find any hope in this combination?

It's a survival horror game and goes back to Alien which was more of a survival horror film. Creative Assembly has it's ups and downs but is generally well liked. I see no reason not to be optimistic with that combination. I've been played some good games Sega has done and some bad ones, a bit of a mixed bag. I didn't say I was going to run out and preorder it either, just that's intriguing and I will definitely be following its development.
 
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13. Re: I read sept 3 and think Rome II Jan 7, 2014, 13:18 Wildone
 
Well technically its true, its polygons and texture maps right?! LOLLLL


Tim wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 12:42:
netnerd85 wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 11:59:
In Game Footage, LOL!

Fuck off.

In game *engine*. Nothing there that isn't possible with that - looks legit enough to me?
 
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12. Re: Alien: Isolation Announced Jan 7, 2014, 13:18 Cutter
 
Developed for last-gen consoles. Ripley's daughter? No. No this isn't the game Alien fans have been waiting for.
 
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11. Re: Alien: Isolation Announced Jan 7, 2014, 12:57 Mad Max RW
 
Verno wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 12:24:
I like Alien, I like survival horror and I think Creative Assembly is an interesting choice to make this. So long as Gearbox and the now defunct Timegate are not involved color me intrigued.

Shame they blew it with Rome 2 and Sega has a bad enough track record with the Aliens license already. How does someone find any hope in this combination?

Jerykk wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 12:42:
Finally. After all these years, we finally get a proper Alien game based on the first movie. Will definitely be keeping an eye on this one. Publishers haven't done real survival horror in quite some time so this should be especially interesting.

People were literally saying the exact same thing to A:CM previews. Just replace Alien with Aliens.
 
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10. Re: Alien: Isolation Announced Jan 7, 2014, 12:42 Jerykk
 
Finally. After all these years, we finally get a proper Alien game based on the first movie. Will definitely be keeping an eye on this one. Publishers haven't done real survival horror in quite some time so this should be especially interesting.  
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