The Fear is Real: Alien: Isolation announced with trailers, screens and story details

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After an extended period of rumours and speculation, SEGA and developer Creative Assembly have today officially announced Alien: Isolation, a new horror-filled first-person shooter set in the venerable Alien film universe.

Here’s the announcement trailer to set the mood:

Alien: Isolation – Official Announcement Trailer

Due for release in late 2014 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, Alien: Isolation tells the tale of one Amanda Ripley, daughter of series-long protagonist Ellen Ripley, who finds herself on Sevastopol, remote trading post floating in the furthest reaches of space. As her mother before her, Amanda is employed by the Weyland-Yutani conglomerate and has been tasked with retrieving sensitive information from the outpost – now decommissioned – in relation to the goings-on at the USCSS Nostromo, the cargo vessel that Ellen Ripley once called home.

Ellen Ripley has been missing for fifteen years and over the course of Alien: Isolation Amanda will learn more about what may have happened to her mother and where she might have ended up. Amanda won’t only have to contend with the bureaucracy of this secret mission while aboard the Sevastopol, however, because she (and you, the player) will naturally have to contend with what is believed to be a lone Xenomorph alien that is causing havoc on the outpost.

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Alien: Isolation won’t be a first-person shooter in the traditional sense, but you’ll still be able to craft tools to create weapons and other useful items to help you survive the threat, creating tools for self defence, progress or even distraction. There will also be non-playable characters to chat with during your adventure aboard the Sevastopol, so it won’t be all horror all the time, but Creative Assembly is keen on crafting intense pressure situations where you’ll need to react quickly and escape with your life.

Here’s another trailer detailing the game’s origins:

Alien: Isolation – Developer Diary

So what do you think so far? Excited for Alien: Isolation?

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