SEGA announced today that they’re taking their third stab at the Alien franchise (the first two being Aliens: Infestation on the Nintendo DS and Aliens: Colonial Marines), teaming up with Total War developer Creative Assembly to craft the survival-horror title Alien: Isolation.
Forgoing the firepower-fueled action of the previous titles, Isolation casts players as Ellen Ripley’s daughter Amanda, now a Weyland-Yutani employee, trying to track down her missing mother. The lack of an ‘s’ in the title is crucial: the game is focusing more on the bleak horror of the original movie rather than the militaristic action of the sequel.
The featurette released along with the reveal trailer lets on to a rather intriguing idea: you’re facing off against a lone xenomorph, and there aren’t any weapons on display. The environments have the beautifully clunky industrial look of the original film (“lo-fi sci-fi” is referenced) and the sense of dread is palpable even in the gameplay trailer.
Alien: Isolation will be released late 2014 on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, Playstation 3, and PC.