Aliens fans around the world have despaired, believing that a truly great game based on the sci-fi franchise was forever out of reach. The launch of last year’s Aliens: Colonial Marines poured salt into the wound, but 2014 brings fresh hope in the form of Alien: Isolation.
Getting off on the right foot, developers Creative Assembly have firmly made this one a survival horror outing – and the first trailer is somewhat promising.
Alistair Hope, Creative Lead, explains:
In Alien: Isolation, we have taken the series back to the roots of Ridley Scott’s 1979 movie, the original survival horror. 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.
What we’re looking at here is an appropriately dread-filled experience set 15 years after the initial Alien movie. Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda is on a mission to unravel the truth behind her mother’s disappearance – and of course, this locks her into a desperate battle for her own survival.
Amanda is underpowered and underprepared, forced to improvise solutions and scavenge resources across an increasingly volatile world. The population is desperate, the Alien ruthless, and we’re promised “the most incredible Alien game to date”.
Alien: Isolation is due out in late 2014 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, celebrating the 35th anniversary of the series.