SEGA Reveals New Trailer for “ALIEN: ISOLATION”Books/Art/Culture,News Samuel Zimmerman
E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo in which publishers unveil first and new looks at some of the most intriguing and anticipated forthcoming video games, is on. As the deluge of trailers and gameplay footage hits, SEGA has crafted a brief, new tease for this fall’s survival horror title ALIEN: ISOLATION.
It’s fitting that this, the 35th year since Ridley Scott’s ALIEN hit, is an anniversary for the film as much of the talk around ALIEN: ISOLATION is that studio Creative Assembly’s aim is to recall the atmosphere of the sci-fi/horror classic and not its more action-oriented sequel. Having played a demo of the game this past December, I can tell you that what little I saw and experienced succeeded far beyond the grainy 20th Century Fox logo.
ALIEN: ISOLATION “is a first-person survival horror game capturing the fear and tension evoked by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic film. Players find themselves in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger as an unpredictable, ruthless Xenomorph is stalking and killing deep in the shadows. Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.”
If you’ve followed the announcements, you likely now know that in the game, you’re playing as Ellen Ripley’s barely-mentioned daughter Amanda, who’s now on her own mission to understand where her mother has gone.
ALIEN: ISOLATION is set for release on October 7, 2014. For more on the game, see our first look report here.