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Sega's Alien: Isolation video game is the closest thing to an direct sequel to Ridley Scott's 1979 film

Jan. 7, 2014by:

When PROMETHEUS hit theaters last year, many looking for a true follow-up to ALIEN were disappointed with a very different type of sci-fi movie from Ridley Scott. While I really enjoyed PROMETHEUS, I too have been holding out hope for a direct ALIEN sequel that would capture the same horror that the 1979 film engineered. A movie like that may not be coming soon but it appears the new ALIEN video game may just do the trick.

The newly announced ALIEN: ISOLATION from Sega appears to be the closest we have ever had to a true ALIEN sequel. Most ALIEN video games have actually been action-oriented and more like James Cameron's ALIENS rather than Scott's film, but ALIEN: ISOLATION looks like an encompassing, realistic, and frightening experience. Even the plot follows as a direct continuation of ALIEN:

When she left Earth, Ellen Ripley promised her daughter Amanda she would return home for her 11th birthday. Amanda never saw her again. Fifteen years later, Amanda, now a Weyland-Yutani employee, hears that the flight recorder of her mothers ship, the Nostromo, has been recovered at the remote trading station Sevastopol. The temptation for her to finally understand what happened is too much to resist. When the crew arrive at Sevastopol, they find something is desperately wrong. It all seems to be connected to an unknown menace, stalking and killing deep in the shadows. In order to uncover the truth about her mother, Amanda is forced to confront the same terrifying thing that separated them.

Featuring stunningly rendered graphics, ALIEN: ISOLATION will require the player to use their wits to find and assemble means of survival and ways to actually fight or evade the Xenomorph enemy. On top of all that, the Xenomorph AI adapts to your gameplay, giving you a true opponent.

Take a look at the behind the scenes video and gameplay trailers below and tell me you aren't chomping at the bit to experience this game. I am considering getting a new console just to play this in full HD glory.

To commemorate the 35th Anniversary of Ridley Scott's film, ALIEN: ISOLATION will be available late 2014 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.

Source: Official Site

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5:51PM on 01/08/2014
This game looks damn good, I can't wait to play it for my Xbox One in November. The old school CRT screens instead of LCD screens is a great touch. The fact that the game takes place in the 1970s future is brilliant.
This game looks damn good, I can't wait to play it for my Xbox One in November. The old school CRT screens instead of LCD screens is a great touch. The fact that the game takes place in the 1970s future is brilliant.
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8:06AM on 01/08/2014
Sega has done great work and I honestly blame the final COLONIAL MARINES product on Gearbox and the third-party developers. I hope for the best with this game but still weary because the trailers and in-game footage for CM looked awesome as well.

Given that fact though, I'm sure these developers have taken the hate for CM into account and will deliver us a solid gaming experience. I think the story intrigues me the most.
Sega has done great work and I honestly blame the final COLONIAL MARINES product on Gearbox and the third-party developers. I hope for the best with this game but still weary because the trailers and in-game footage for CM looked awesome as well.

Given that fact though, I'm sure these developers have taken the hate for CM into account and will deliver us a solid gaming experience. I think the story intrigues me the most.
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7:35PM on 01/07/2014
Please be better than Colonial Marines.
Please be better than Colonial Marines.
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5:36PM on 01/07/2014
holy crap that looked awesome. I hope it ends up being as good as that trailer! Give Sigourney Weaver a cameo in the game!
holy crap that looked awesome. I hope it ends up being as good as that trailer! Give Sigourney Weaver a cameo in the game!
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4:44PM on 01/07/2014

True "Alien" sequel....HUH?

First off, the game sounds great. We need good movie adapted video games.
Secondly, what the fuck was "Aliens"?!?!?!?!
Ummmm........most of us are still waiting for the thrilling third and possible final chapter to the Alien trilogy, which we never got!
First off, the game sounds great. We need good movie adapted video games.
Secondly, what the fuck was "Aliens"?!?!?!?!
Ummmm........most of us are still waiting for the thrilling third and possible final chapter to the Alien trilogy, which we never got!
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4:26PM on 01/07/2014
When I play Dead Space, I imagine I'm playing Alien.
When I play Dead Space, I imagine I'm playing Alien.
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4:05PM on 01/07/2014
As a fan of the franchise (and Prometheus) I have yet to play an Alien game that does the films any justice. This one seems to be on the right track. I'll be keeping a close eye on this one...
As a fan of the franchise (and Prometheus) I have yet to play an Alien game that does the films any justice. This one seems to be on the right track. I'll be keeping a close eye on this one...
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3:41PM on 01/07/2014

This has potential.

I am not nearly as big a gamer as I was years ago, but I still dabble. This looks to have captured the feel of the original Alien. As for a sequel...meh. ALIENS is a great sequel, but it is a different type of film. ALIENS moved the series from the Sci-FiHhorror category into the Sci-Fi/Action category. Now, before people go balistic, I LOVE both films. Hell, I probably love ALIENS as much as I do because it WAS different and a logical progression from the first film. While the last ALIEN video
I am not nearly as big a gamer as I was years ago, but I still dabble. This looks to have captured the feel of the original Alien. As for a sequel...meh. ALIENS is a great sequel, but it is a different type of film. ALIENS moved the series from the Sci-FiHhorror category into the Sci-Fi/Action category. Now, before people go balistic, I LOVE both films. Hell, I probably love ALIENS as much as I do because it WAS different and a logical progression from the first film. While the last ALIEN video game (Colonial Marines??) was panned (never played it myself)...it was in the same action genre as the second film. This looks like a survival horror game (which I kinda dig...Amnesia and Outlast are a couple of my recent faves, but I digress). If they can capture the essence of the first film in a game (which looked fantastic in the trailer) and keep it interesting enough for the player with good story and gameplay...count me in. If I get 8+hrs of memorable gamplay out of a campaign (not much into the CoD/Halo online fragfests) I'm satisfied. This should be the perfect survival horror game because let's be honest, if we had a "Survival Horror" category for movies, ALIEN would be #1 on most lists.
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3:33PM on 01/07/2014
Please god be good, it looks like it could be tight, but regardless of how many black eyes the franchise gives me, the first two movies bought a fan for life.
- Colonial Marines: sucks as $60 game, but I got a new copy of it from Amazon for $10 and if you even remotely like Aliens its not as bad as people say. But still pretty bad.
Please god be good, it looks like it could be tight, but regardless of how many black eyes the franchise gives me, the first two movies bought a fan for life.
- Colonial Marines: sucks as $60 game, but I got a new copy of it from Amazon for $10 and if you even remotely like Aliens its not as bad as people say. But still pretty bad.
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3:05PM on 01/07/2014
Sounds like an Alien version of Dead Space, which sounds amazing.
Sounds like an Alien version of Dead Space, which sounds amazing.
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3:25PM on 01/07/2014
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3:05PM on 01/07/2014
A wise man....er...well, at least a man once said: "We have a saying in Texas. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice...and....you ain't gonna fool me again."
If it turns out to be good, I will play it. I'm not getting excited for an Alien game again. Life's too short.
A wise man....er...well, at least a man once said: "We have a saying in Texas. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice...and....you ain't gonna fool me again."
If it turns out to be good, I will play it. I'm not getting excited for an Alien game again. Life's too short.
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3:00PM on 01/07/2014
The closest thing to an actual sequel to Ridley Scott's Alien was the actual sequel, Aliens. Aliens was a perfect sequel to a great film. Those two films flow into each other seamlessly. Even Scott himself couldn't make another movie in that universe as good as Alien & Aliens.

As for the game, the same promises were made with the last one, and it disappointed. Not expecting much from this one. Espically since the idea of a true sequel to Aliens made far more sense than a "truer" sequel to
The closest thing to an actual sequel to Ridley Scott's Alien was the actual sequel, Aliens. Aliens was a perfect sequel to a great film. Those two films flow into each other seamlessly. Even Scott himself couldn't make another movie in that universe as good as Alien & Aliens.

As for the game, the same promises were made with the last one, and it disappointed. Not expecting much from this one. Espically since the idea of a true sequel to Aliens made far more sense than a "truer" sequel to Alien. Can't get much truer than Aliens.
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3:23PM on 01/07/2014
I wouldn't get too caught up with the wording used by the writer of this article, as the creative team behind this game never mentions that their goal was to create a true sequel to alien. It seems to me that they're just trying to emulate the feel of the original in a video game, while giving us an interesting story angle with Ripley's daughter as the protagonist. That said, i'll hold off my excitement till the game is released and the reviews start coming in. Alien games haven't been all that
I wouldn't get too caught up with the wording used by the writer of this article, as the creative team behind this game never mentions that their goal was to create a true sequel to alien. It seems to me that they're just trying to emulate the feel of the original in a video game, while giving us an interesting story angle with Ripley's daughter as the protagonist. That said, i'll hold off my excitement till the game is released and the reviews start coming in. Alien games haven't been all that good historically.
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