Alien: Isolation has been officially revealed today by Sega. The game is being made by Total War developer Creative Assembly and is coming to the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC in late 2014.
The survival horror game follows Ellen Ripley’s daughter Amanda who is “sent aboard remote trading station Sevastopol on a mission to recover the flight recorder of her mother’s ship, the Nostromo, 15 years after the events of the original Alien movie”, the game is being described as ‘Amnesia set in space’, which is a very promising statement.
Lead Game Designer Gary Napper told Joystiq:
“The thing we’re always focused on is that first film, it’s making the game as much like that original experience of being focused on a single alien in a single environment, and not being prepared to shoot it. It’s that really close-up, personal, and connected experience with the Alien. That’s what we’ve always focused on and wanted to do.”
Another Lead Game Designer Clive Lindop told Polygon:
“When we first looked at previous Alien games they seemed to do a disservice to the film by making the alien less of the focus, they all metamorphosized into action adventures; but, Alien is classic horror survival. The film is the template of horror survival.”
The game seems to focus on sneaking and surviving, unlike the endless gunplay that other Alien games have resorted to. Isolation seems to be attempting to recreate the horror of the first movie, once again making the Aliens scary instead of just gunning down hundreds upon hundreds at a time.
I really hope them the best. The latest Aliens game failed to impress and did not do the license justice at all. Hopefully Creative Assembly can finally make a good Alien game. It’s what we all want, need and deserve!
Check out the trailer embedded at the top. Hopefully we will get some some good long gameplay footage soon. We shouldn’t have to wait too long though considering that the game is scheduled for a late 2014 release on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC.
Were you impressed by the trailer? Do you think the developers can finally pull off a scary Alien game? Please feel free to comment below!