The last time we saw an Aliens game, in Aliens: Colonial Marines, the only thing “hot” was the steaming pile of a title that managed a sub-50% Metacritic average. Sega looks to be changing that with the next outing, judging by the new Alien Isolation gameplay trailer.
You can’t judge a book by its cover, and you can’t realistically judge a final game by its trailers. With that said, there’s more to be intrigued by in the new Alien Isolation gameplay trailer than we ever saw with Colonial Marines, so there’s good reason for some cautious optimism here.
Alien: Isolation had a full 20-minute presentation at E3 this year, but the “Survive” trailer below is all we could walk away with. Fortunately the balance of action, suspense and psychological-thriller elements still comes through loud and clear.
We can only hope the final build includes this same level of voice acting. If it does, owners of a PlayStation or Xbox console are in for a treat. Alien: Isolation is set to release Oct. 7 for PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360. A Windows PC version is also in the works.
Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror game capturing the fear and tension evoked by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic film. Players find themselves in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger as an unpredictable, ruthless Xenomorph is stalking and killing deep in the shadows. Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits not just to succeed in your mission but to simply stay alive.
If this Alien Isolation gameplay trailer has you stoked, you may want to consider pre-ordering the game from Amazon. The Alien Isolation release date is currently planned for Oct. 7 across all five platforms mentioned above.