Rumor: First Details of 'Alien: Isolation'

Yesterday we talked about Alien: Isolation, a new trademark filed by Fox for use with computer game and video game software. As always, no more details were given… until now.

According to a Kotaku source, Alien: Isolation will star Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley, the character that made Sigourney Weaver famous in the Alien movies. It will be a cross-gen game, so it will be released on both current- and next-gen consoles next year.

Alien: Isolation is a first-person shooter (FPS) developed by the British studio Creative Assembly (Total War). The game uses both stealth and horror elements and is inspired by games like Bioshock or Dishonored.

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The player will take the role of Amanda, as we previously said, and will spend most of the time on a single space station where there’s only one alien, at least for most of the game. As you can notice, the game seems to be heavily inspired by the first Alien Movie.

Clones, soldiers, vents or melee weapons will also be important elements in the game.

It is important to note that Sega took the critical reception to Aliens: Colonial Marines very seriously and they really want Alien: Isolation to be a really good game, so they are taking the necessary time to develop it. In fact, Sega originally planned to announce the game at E3 of 2013.

As Kotaku says, much of this information is from six months ago; details may have changed over the course of development, but their source re-confirmed many of these details.

Thanks, Kotaku.