SEGA Blog announcesAlien: 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
concept art, and
screenshots. The description on
Xbox.com confirms the game's protagonist will be Ellen Ripley's daughter,
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
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
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.
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.
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...
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.
Consoles? I owned two: a Pong clone and an Atari 2600. And that's it.
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.
Playing: Alien Isolation, Legend of Grimrock 2, Super Mario 3D World Watching: A Good Marriage, The Knick, Gotham
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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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.
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.