Report: Next Alien Game Features Ripley’s Daughter Fighting One Xeno
UPDATE 10/22/13: SEGA issued the following statement to Game Front. “SEGA will not be commenting on this rumor.”
Fox has trademarked the video game title “Alien: Isolation” (source), and Kotaku’s Jason Schreier says he’s been sitting on a bounty of sourced (anonymously) info about that game, which he reports is in the works at Creative Assembly and is an attempt to right the wrongs of Aliens: Colonial Marines.
Schreier says Sega took the badness of Colonial Marines to heart and is doing their damndest to not have a situation such as that one happen again and further tarnish what little cache the Alien brand carries in the world of video games.
The Kotaku report says Isolation will star Amanda Ripley, the daughter of movie series protagonist Ellen. Amanda has only ever been mentioned once in the franchise, when Burke told Ripley in the Aliens extended cut that she died while Ripley was in hibernation for decades after the events of the original film.
Isolation will be a shooter set on a space station, the source says, but “most” of the game will feature only one xenomorph enemy, and the bulk of the experience as planned will have Amanda fighting “clones and soldiers.” It will be stealthy and horror-y, and will include melee weapons. Mmmm. Schreier noted this info is from earlier this year, but also that his source confirmed again some of these details today.
The Creative Assembly is at this point best known for the Total War series of strategy games, but this generation they were also responsible for the console (and recently PC) actioner Viking: Battle for Asgard, which was a pretty good effort.