Alien: Isolation Confirmed, Embraces The Survival/Horror Bent
We've heard about it via rumors often enough; might as well make it official.
For months, we've been hearing about a new Alien game in development at Creative Assembly. Now, Sega has confirmed the project's existence: Alien: Isolation is in the works for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, and it's scheduled to release later this year.
The new effort focuses on Ellen Ripley's daughter, Amanda, who is now in her mid-twenties and works for Weyland-Yutani. She arrives on remote station Sevastopol, where she tries to recover the flight recorder of the Nostromo. Of course, lo and behold, there's a xenomorph hiding on the Sevastopol, and that's where the action comes into play. However, this time around, rather than a relatively mindless shooter, it seems we'll be getting a true-blue survival/horror game. Which is perfect for Alien, wouldn't you say?
It's pretty encouraging to check out GameSpot's hands-on preview; this could be exactly what fans of the iconic movie franchise have been waiting for. No matter how it turns out, it has to be better than last year's epic fail that was Aliens: Colonial Marines.
Related Game(s): Alien: Isolation
1/7/2014 11:18:27 AM Ben Dutka