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
Quinn wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 11:59: What rational person pre-orders anyway? Unless you somehow care more for the bonus material you get with a pre-order -- that more often that not break a game's balance! -- than you care for the steep price and the good possibility of the game turning out to be crap, you should never pre-order a game. Ever.
Pre-orders. No pros. Just cons.
Since when are fanboys (or gamers in general) rational thinkers?
What rational person pre-orders anyway? Unless you somehow care more for the bonus material you get with a pre-order -- that more often that not break a game's balance! -- than you care for the steep price and the good possibility of the game turning out to be crap, you should never pre-order a game. Ever.