Cross-Gen Horror Shooter Stars Ripley's Daughter
The newly-trademarked Alien: Isolation may be The Creative Assembly's long-rumoured Aliens game according to a new report, which also claims that the stealth/horror hybrid puts Ripley's daughter in the starring role.
Kotaku's source alleges that Aliens: Isolation is currently in development at The Creative Assembly (the studio behind the Total War series), slated for both current and next-gen platforms next year. It's apparently a first-person shooter inspired by BioShock and Dishonored, offering both stealth and horror elements alongside the traditional bug hunt, featuring none other than Ripley's daughter as the protagonist (who, if you remember, was long-dead at the start of Aliens).
The anonymous SEGA source also suggests that quality is a key concern following the hateful Aliens: Colonial Marines, and that they plan to fully reveal the game when the time is right and they can guarantee a superior game. We'll believe it when we see it.
Take this as a rumour for now, but a potentially exciting one. I still feel that a turn-based strategy game a la XCOM might have been a better fit for the franchise and the studio, though. We could all play as a less-useless Gorman watching our squad from their helmet cameras.