As many of you will know, the Alien series has been one of those classic Sci-Fi/Horror franchises that has had a very difficult time translating to video games with last years entry in the series; Colonial Marines happening to be rather disappointing & the last truly great entry being 2010’s Aliens vs. Predator however it looks like all of that is about to change.
Today, Sega have officially revealed Alien: Isolation a new entry in the series which will be a first person survival horror title. The game which looks like an Alien version of Outlast, Sees players taking on the role of Amanda Ripley; The daughter of film protagonist Ellen Ripley (Played in the films by Sigourney Weaver). On a decommissioned trading station in the fringes of space, fear and panic have gripped the inhabitants. Players find themselves in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger as an unpredictable, ruthless Xenomorph is stalking and killing deep in the shadows. Underpowered and under prepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.
“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, Creative Lead at 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.”
“Creative Assembly has created a truly incredible gaming experience, capturing perfectly the very core of what has made the Alien franchise remain relevant after 35 years,” said Jeffrey Godsick, president of Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. “This partnership has led to the creation of a game that is simply outstanding and sets the tone for what is to come this year for the 35th anniversary of Alien.”
Alien: Isolation is set to be released later this year on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One & PC. Check out the trailer below.
So what do you think? Do you think this game looks decent? What console would you get it on? Do you think this title will be an improvement over Colonial Marines? Be sure to let me know in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for more on Alien: Isolation as it becomes available.
Article by Matthew McNamee
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