Since its release in 1979, Ridley Scott’s Alien has been followed up, spun-off and reborn in various different forms of media, with the film and its sequels being turned into a slew of video games over the years. 1982 saw the release of the Atari 2600 game Alien, and the laundry list of subsequent titles includes game for Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Game Boy and, most recently, Playstation 3 and X-Box 360.
Last year’s Aliens: Colonial Marines was the latest in a long line of video game adaptations of the movies, a much anticipated release from Sega that failed to live up to the hype. It was rumored towards the end of 2013 that the company was going back to the drawing board, and working on a brand new Alien video game, and today comes the official announcement and reveal of the very first gameplay trailer.
Scheduled for release sometime in late 2014, Alien: Isolation is set 15 years after the events of Alien, and the main character is none other than Amanda Ripley (above), the daughter of badass final girl Ellen Ripley. In the game, players control Amanda, tasked with uncovering the truth about her mother’s disappearance. Of course, Amanda ends up in space, on a decommissioned trading station, and finds herself hunted by a ruthless Xenomorph. The first-person survival horror game will be available on a multitude of platforms, including Playstation 4, Playstation 3, X-Box 360 and PC.
The developers of Alien: Isolation, Creative Assembly, aimed to nail the tone and vibe of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic, and if the gameplay trailer is any indication, they’ve managed to do precisely that. Check out the exciting first footage, and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!