Sega Officially Announces Alien: Isolation

I can’t believe it took this long to announce this game.  After months of leaks and rumors that culminated in an Xbox Live lisiting yesterday, Sega has officially come out and confirmed that Alien: Isolation is indeed real and being developed by Creative Assembly.  It is due for release late 2014 on PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

The goal of the game is to recreate that intense, atmospheric horror that the original Alien had rather than the guns-blazing approach the critically savaged Aliens: Colonial Marines went for.  You play as Amanda Ripley who goes off searching for her mother, Ellen Ripley fifteen years after the events of the original film.  Players will soon find themselves in mortal danger upon a decommissioned trading station where a Xenomorph has made its home.  In the vein of recent surivial-horror games, you are underpowered and underprepared and will have to use your wits to stay alive and accomplish your mission.

“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.”

Aliens: Isolation is out late 2014 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.  Check out the debut trailer below: