Alien Isolation: creating the alien

Trailer Aaron Birch
14 Mar 2014 - 01:12

A new trailer for Sega's Alien Isolation looks at the recreation of a sci-fi movie icon...

Creative Assembly's upcoming Alien Isolation is going in a totally different direction to previous gaming adaptations of the sci-fi series. Whilst most have focused on the Colonial Marines featured in Aliens, or put players in control of aliens or popular mash-up foe, the Predator, Isolation will dial everything back to the original 1979 Ridley Scott movie.

Alien Isolation will do away with an army of alien drones, boss battles with the queen and a gratuitous amount of firepower, and it'll instead focus on survival. As Amanda Ripley, the daughter of Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley, players will be trapped, alone, on a space station with a single, deadly xenomorph.

The focus of the game will be a constant level of fear and trepidation as you explore the station, never sure where the alien is, and when it'll strike next. Even when it's not trying to eat your face, you'll always be terrified that it's nearby, waiting for you. And, with no weapons to speak of, and no one around to help you, the situation should be about as chilling as it can be.

The below trailer/vidoc sees the developers share some behind the scenes information on the creation of the alien, and how the team have managed to craft a beast not dependant on scripted AI or pre-determined pathing. Instead, this is an intelligent killer that'll react to the player's actions, and will be able to use spontaneous tactics, making for encounters that are truly terrifying.

Alien Isolation is due for release later this year for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC.

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