First trailer lands for Alien: Isolation

Feature Ryan Lambie
7 Jan 2014 - 18:03

Gibber - it's the first trailer for Creative Assembly's Giger-themed horror videogame, Alien: Isolation...

We'll be the first to admit that Aliens: Colonial Marines wasn't exactly worth the wait, and we were waiting a long, long time to play it. But call it a hunch, or call it naivety, but we're quietly hoping that Creative Assembly's attempt at making an Alien-themed videogame tie-in finally gives us the experience we've been looking for.

The studio's certainly established its own tone here, with the atmosphere and gameplay more along the lines of the original 1979 Alien film than the gung-ho blaster we suffered through last year. This time, you take on the role of Amanda Ripley, the daughter of the flame-thrower toting heroine from the film franchise, who's investigating the disappearance of her mother. 

As we understand it, there's just one alien stalking the player this time, which means we should be in for a game of suspense and survival rather than all-out war. This is undoubtedly a Good Thing, since it means HR Giger's most famous creation has a chance of becoming a figure of menace again instead of the embarrassing jazz-hands dancing xenomorphs we viewed with mouths agape in 2012.

As the trailer says, Alien: Isolation's due out later this year for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. We remain cautiously optimistic.


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