The original movie Alien taught us two things. First: in space, no one can hear you scream. Second: on Earth, fans still scream with delight at the original cast reuniting. So imagine the screams of glee at hearing Alien: Isolation has gone to gold master and is preparing for its Oct. 7 release date.
With Alien: Isolation gone gold, Sega’s on the verge of reuniting the cast from the original space-horror film. As we previously reported, Sega recruited every member of the original cast to reprise his or her role in the game. Yes, that means Sigourney Weaver has returned to play Ripley. And all her cohorts have joined her.
Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror game capturing the fear and tension evoked by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic. 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.
Much like Ripley and the ragtag crew on the Nostromo, players of the game are grossly underpowered and underprepared, forcing them to scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use their wits to stay alive.
Alien: Isolation will release Oct. 7 for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PC.
To celebrate Alien: Isolation going gold, Sega put together a series of short trailers to show some of the ways players will discover that survival means learning a whole new set of skills. The first of those trailers, “No Escape,” is below.
As was the case in the feature film, in Alien: Isolation the creature is hunting you. If it hears you, it will track down the source of the noise. If it sees you, it will pursue at high speed. Tackling it head-on is not for the faint of heart, nor is it for anyone who doesn’t have an exoskeleton suit or yellow power loader.
This Xenomorph is ruthless, relentless and unstoppable. Unless your name is Ripley.