The next Alien game from SEGA is called ‘Alien: Isolation,’ and could put players in the role of Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley, sources have told Kotaku.
According to reports, the next game in a series of on-again-off-again first-person shooters set in the venerable ‘Alien’ film franchise is currently in development at Creative Assembly (Total War) for current and next-gen consoles, with SEGA taking on publishing duty. Sources tell Kotaku that Alien: Isolation is inspired by games like Bioshock and Dishonored and will include both stealth and horror elements.
The reports follow the registering a trademark on the Alien: Isolation name, and information that Kotaku’s Jason Schreier had previously been privy to. According to Schreier, Alien: Isolation will star Amanda Ripely, the daughter of Alien protagonist Ellen Ripley, who has yet to have her day in the sun… or cold reaches of space.
Schreier’s source additionally says that SEGA has taken the severely negative reception to Aliens: Colonial Marines (developed by Gearbox Software and TimeGate) very seriously, so much so that Isolation was originally due to be announced at E3 2013 but was delayed.
The description of the game sounds a lot like the premise of the original Alien movie, which already has me personally excited, with only one alien to contend with for most of the experience. Less exciting is mention of shooting at “clones and soldiers” with an emphasise on using vents and lockers (probably for exploration and hiding). Melee weapons, too, will be important in Alien: Isolation.
You can read the full report at Kotaku.
What do you think of the prospect of another Alien game after Aliens: Colonial Marines? Are you willing to give SEGA another chance?