Last year the Aliens: Colonial Marines hype train derailed and took a header off a cliff when the long anticipated game from Gearbox and Sega turned out to be a weird and buggy mess. Jump ahead to January 2014, and we just might have a reason to be excited again. Today Sega confirmed that Creative Assembly is developing Alien: Isolation, a new game that will launch on both generations of Xbox and PlayStation as well as on PC later this year. This isn’t a first person shoot em up like Colonial Marines, though. Rather, Isolation puts players into the role of Ellen Ripley’s daughter Amanda, who somehow ends up in the midst of a bunch of carnage and with an Alien hot on her trail. Here’s the official blurb:
How will you survive?
Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Fifteen years after the events of Alien, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda, enters a desperate battle for survival, on a mission to unravel the truth behind her mother’s disappearance.
As Amanda, you will navigate through an increasingly volatile world as you find yourself confronted on all sides by a panicked, desperate population and an unpredictable, ruthless Alien.
Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.
Sega also unleashed a gameplay preview video, linked below, followed by some screencaps via Steam. This could shape up to be amazing. Please don’t screw it up, folks.