I think it’s safe to say that Aliens: Colonial Marines was the biggest letdown of 2013. After years of teases and one impressive trailer, the final product was a run of the mill shooter that reduced xenomorphs to cannon fodder. It seemed like all hope was lost for the Alien franchise in video games, but Sega is giving it another go in 2014.
Sega announced today that Creative Assembly, the team behind the super successful Total War RTS franchise, is developing Alien: Isolation for current and next-gen platforms. The game is a first-person survival horror title that tries to capture the feel of Ridley Scott’s original film by having only one xenomorph.
As for the story, the game puts players in the role of Amanda – Ripley’s daughter. She’s searching for her mother and has been sent to a derelict space station after receiving reports that her mother had been sighted there.
Here’s the first gameplay trailer:
Did that just fill you with hope? It sure did for me. I’m a huge fan of the Alien franchise, and I’ve always wanted a game that could match up with the original film. With Alien: Isolation, it seems like the team feels strongly about crafting a game that can match the mood and terror of the original film. Don’t believe me? Here’s a video of the team talking about their vision:
Alien: Isolation will be out in late 2014 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.
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