If you weren’t aware of the game Alien: Isolation’s ties to the original ALIEN movie by now, The Creative Assembly is happy to remind you today. The trailer you’re about to experience goes by the name “Improvise” and is not representative of gameplay. Instead it’s a “CGI Trailer” resting well within the uncanny valley.
You’ll be reminded of the classic effects right from the start with VHS-cracked scan-lines and refurbished logos from the 1970s. From there you’re dropped in on the Used Future with Truckers from Space and Amanda Ripley wearing essentially the same outfit her mother did in the original film.
Making use of a display from a toy robot to make a tracking device halfway between the one created for ALIEN and the slightly more terrifying trackers of ALIENS is key. Here the “blip… blip… blip” brings fear up close and personal.
“As Amanda, you will navigate through an increasingly volatile world as you find yourself confronted on all sides by a panicked, desperate population and an unpredictable, ruthless Alien.” So says Creative Assembly, continuing: “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.”
This game will be released on October 7th, 2014 to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Windows through Steam.
Next we’ll hope to see a game called ALIENS: DESOLATION, centering in on Newt and the destruction of LV-426. Watch and see the destruction unfold.