Creative Assembly, the developers of the Total War series, has revealed it is working a new game in the Aliens universe. Kotaku reports that Alien: Isolation is being developed for current and next-gen consoles to be released in 2014.
Alien: Isolation will be a first-person shooter inspired by games like Dishonored and BioShock. Lofty goals but we're glad someone is tackling the Alien name again after the fiasco that was Aliens Colonial Marines.
For those of you who tune-out pundit tirades; Aliens: Colonial Marines was an officially licensed Alien game with tons of potential that fell horribly flat, being neither fun nor frightening. After the universal panning of Colonial Marines SEGA had delayed Isolation to make sure it is up to snuff.
Alien: Isolation will feature Sigourney Weaver's character Ellen Ripley's daughter, Amanda Ripley. Amanda, who is mentioned in the special edition of Aliens as having died while Ellen was in stasis, will make her return.
Players, as Amanda, will spend most if not all of the game on a single space station fighting against clones and soldiers while battling with just one xenomorph. The game is inspired directly from the first film so we're hoping for some scary stuff here.
Details are still vague and an official announcement has not been released, stay tuned for what could be the chest-bursting resurrection of the greatest videogame-movie tie-in that could be.