Creative Assembly's Alien Isolation aims to revive the sci-fi survival horror videogame franchise
- Henry Northmore
- 19 September 2014
Latest Sega videogame based on 1979 Ridley Scott movie, with voice acting from original cast members
The world of Alien has been the inspiration for multiple videogames. Most have focused on the all-out action of James Cameron's Aliens rather than the creeping terror of Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror hybrid. After the misfire of 2013's reviled Aliens: Colonial Marines, Sega are hoping to recover with Alien: Isolation.
'We’ve taken the series back to the roots of Ridley Scott’s 1979 movie,' explains Alistair Hope, creative lead at game studio Creative Assembly. 'Our alien is a truly terrifying creature, as intelligent as he is hostile, relentless, brutal and unstoppable. This is the Alien game fans of the series have always wanted.'
Set between the events of Alien and Aliens, Isolation is a first-person survival horror following Ripley's daughter Amanda as she finds herself being stalked by a ferocious xenomorph aboard a space station, with the game aiming for fear and suspense rather than bullets and bloodshed. There's also some unmissable bonus material available for pre-orders including the chance to play through key scenes from Scott's masterpiece featuring voice acting from Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt and Harry Dean Stanton.
'It was important to us to have the key original cast members reprise their roles in order to perfectly capture the movie’s atmosphere,' adds Hope. 'For some of the cast, this is their first appearance in an Alien videogame. Seeing them reprise those roles after 35 years was an unforgettable experience.'
Alien: Isolation is released on Tue 7 Oct by Sega for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.