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.

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7 Comments on Report: Next Alien Game Features Ripley’s Daughter Fighting One Xeno

LTenhet

On October 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Sounds like they’re going for a bit of that F.E.A.R. vibe, if they can pull it off it may be good.

HAHAHAH

On October 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm

sounds like its going to be already why RIPLEY’S DAUGHTER NEVER ENCOUNTERED THE XENOMORPH!!!!!!!!!

failed game already

MarkEMark

On October 21, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Ripley’s daughter also died of old age before Ripley woke up from hypersleep.

It’s kind of a key moment in the movie which helps explain/justify Ripley’s attachment to Newt later on.

Phil Hornshaw

On October 21, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Amanda HAD DIED at the beginning of ALIENS, but 57 years passes from ALIEN to ALIENS — and potentially something could have happened xenomorph-related during that time. We don’t technically know if Amanda ever encountered an alien, although we have no evidence to suggest she did. Kind of a weird thing to never have mentioned to anyone, since the suggestion in ALIENS is that no one has ever encountered these things ever again.

All that said, I could see a storyline in which Amanda goes looking for her mother after the disappearance of the Nostromo. It’s a dumb plot, because there’s like zero chance of her ever finding the Nostromo or Ripley and even if she did, the likelihood of it being a wreck and everyone being dead is incredible — but I kinda of have a feeling that’s what might happen.

fethski

On October 21, 2013 at 7:06 pm

The fact they’re trying to shoehorn the Ripley name into a game just like the movies did with Ripley name in Alien 3 and Resurrection makes me leery that this will be just another mediocre game.

jimjam

On October 21, 2013 at 11:50 pm

As HaHAHa said. Its a fail already. just goes to show Rebellions effort was better.

Why have more humans? why one alien in a shooter? why ripleys daughter?

Bob

On October 21, 2013 at 11:50 pm

At Phil no because the company had no other record up until ripley