While the Alien movies and video games of the past have been downright terrifying, SEGA’s upcoming take on the franchise is set to take the cake.
To test the fear-factor of the game, IGN forced a number of its employees to play Alien: Isolation in the dark.
As for the game itself, it’s is set in 2137, 15 years after the events of Alien and 42 years before the events of Aliens. The game follows Amanda, who is investigating the disappearance of her mother Ellen Ripley. Amanda was transferred to the space station Sevastopol to find the flight recorder of Nostromo. However, an Alien has already infested the station.
The Creative Assembly described Alien: Isolation as a survival horror game as opposed to an action shooter, and to that end chose to style the game more closely to Ridley Scott’s original horror film Alien, as opposed to James Cameron’s more action oriented sequel Aliens. Unlike most other video game adaptations of the Alien franchise, Alien: Isolation features only one Alien throughout its duration that cannot be killed, requiring the player to use stealth tactics in order to survive.
Alien: Isolation is out on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and PC in October 2014.
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