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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Alien: Isolation
Alien: Isolation is back just in time for Halloween as Alien: Isolation – The Collection, a new all-in-one set for console and PC. The pack includes the original game and all downloadable content. The DLC adds two standalone missions based on moments from the original Alien film, allowing players to control Ripley and the crew, and five mission packs. The latter includes new maps, challenges, and playable characters for Salvage and Survivor modes.
A new update has been released for Alien: Isolation that adds two additional difficulty models, Nightmare and Novice. Novice adds additional resources and ammunition, weakens the strength of androids and survivors, and makes distracting a less-aggressive Alien easier in certain portions of the game. On the other end of the spectrum is Nightmare, which limits resources, increases the strength of androids and survivors, upgrades the Alien AI, and starts the player off with a broken tracker that has a distorted display. The update is available for all versions.
Sega has released Creative Assembly’s new survival-thriller Alien: Isolation. In this latest take on the popular franchise, players will find themselves on a decommissioned trading station on the outskirts of space, trying to avoid being impaled, sliced, burned, or otherwise mutilated by a Xenomorph that has found its way on board. Unlike previous Aliens titles, players will have to make do with limited resources by sticking to the shadows and gathering whatever they can to survive the hunt.
Sega has officially announced Alien: Isolation’s Survivor Mode, which was debuted earlier this year at E3. As a terrified survivor on board the Sevastopol Station, players must make use of limited resources in order to avoid detection by a lone Xenomorph while also completing a series of objectives. The game will ship with one map, Basement, but more will be available as downloadable content beginning on October 28. Basement will include three new maps as well as a new playable character. Five add-on packs in total will be released by March, each featuring a new playable character, different enemies to avoid, and new maps. A Season Pass is now available for all packs, offering a savings of 25%.
Sega has announced that Alien: Isolation has gone gold. To begin the final countdown until its release next month, developer Creative Assembly has revealed the first of a new set of trailers focused on the theme of survival—well, a hashtag focused on the theme of survival, “#howwillyousurvive?” As might be expected, things don’t end well for the unnamed human trying to outrun rampaging xenomorphs.
Over the weekend, Sega announced that Creative Assembly’s Alien: Isolation will be launching online and in stores on October 7. The survival-horror adventure title is taking a less action-oriented approach in comparison to its shooter predecessors, and will instead focus on the sense of paranoia and fear felt by the crew in the original film.
A new behind-the-scenes trailer has been released from Total War creator Creative Assembly’s upcoming Alien: Isolation. The nearly three-and-a-half-minute video features several members of the development team discussing their plans to recreate the feelings of isolation and powerlessness that were so prevalent in the 1979 original film. One way the studio hopes to achieve this is by breaking from the trend of basing gameplay around scripted events and opting for a more reactive design.