Alien: Isolation to feature Ellen Ripley’s daughter Amanda
Neither Sega or Gearbox tasted the sweet flavor of popularity with the previously released Aliens: Colonial Marines, and now Sega is making sure that the next game in the franchise is able to garner some kind of acclaim. The company is also going in a completely new direction, as the next game in the line, Alien: Isolation, will feature Ellen Ripley’s daughter Amanda Ripley.
Alien: Isolation, currently being developed by Creative Assembly, is said to be in works for both current- and next-gen consoles and is expected to release next year.
Apart from the story of Alien: Isolation revolving around Amanda Ripley, the game itself is set to be a first-person shooter that will combine stealth and horror to achieve similar gameplay experience as that of Dishonored and BioShock, Kotaku reports.
“I first heard about Alien: Isolation this spring, not long after reporting on the disastrous story of Colonial Marines. I couldn't confirm what I'd heard, and I figured that with the game early in development, some of these details would be fluid, so I sat on the info,” Jason Schreier of Kotaku wrote.
A source close to the new project said that Sega actually took the critical reception for Aliens: Colonial Marines very seriously, and that the publisher later put together an investigation “following the near-unanimously negative reactions to their last Aliens game, which was developed by the studios Gearbox and TimeGate.”
The company now wants to make sure that Alien: Isolation is a better game in comparison. Moreover, according to the same source, the new game has already been delayed at least once. Sega originally planned to announce the game at E3 of 2013.
It has also been revealed that players will spend “most if not all of the game on a single space station.”
The game is said to have only one alien for most part of the game, ala the first movie and players will mostly be shooting through "clones and soldiers." “Vents, lockers, and melee weapons are a big part of Isolation, our source said.”