Without any of the ARG build-up that horror fans have grown so accustomed to these days, Sega has announced Alien: Isolation. Developed by Creative Assembly, the game hopes to recapture the sci-fi horror of the original Alien film. Early press releases have already confirmed that the game will feature a grand total of one xenomorph and that the focus of the gameplay will be on stealth and survival. The game’s protagonist is also none other than Amanda Ripley whom fans already know as Ellen Ripley’s daughter from one of the deleted scenes in the second film.
Either we have a guaranteed happy ending on our hands or the game will explain how Weyland-Yutani forged the records of her death for as of yet, unknown reasons. Who knows? We might even see a Prometheus tie-in and have yet another game about fighting evil black goo. At this point, anything’s better than Colonial Marines. Gamers will be able to see if Creative Assembly can step over a remarkably low bar later this year on PC and consoles.