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Report: Alien Isolation Is The Creative Assembly's Aliens Tie-In

Jonathan Lester
Aliens, Report, Rumour, Sega, The Creative Assembly

Report: Alien Isolation Is The Creative Assembly's Aliens Tie-In

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.

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Late  Oct. 22, 2013 at 16:45

I want to give up on Alien games, since they're pretty much always crap. But each time I hear about a new one my heart speeds up a little and I wonder what if this time we get the game we want/deserve, and it's totally amazing.

Get it right and you've got a licence to print money. We'd buy tens of millions, and we'd lap up DLC and annual instalments. Please get it right this time. If not for us, then do it for the billions you'll earn...

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