While “Star Wars” has had some definitive gaming experiences, other sci-fi franchises haven’t made the transition so well.
Case in point is the “Alien” films. The most recent game based on the film series was “Aliens: Colonial Marines,” a game which wowed everyone with an early trailer. Years later the game finally came out, a half-finished version plagued by bugs and production problems, and a video game that’s generally considered one of the biggest duds made in the past decade.
This time “Total War” franchise developer The Creative Assembly and publisher SEGA are behind a new game, “Alien: Isolation,” which serves as a direct sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1979 original classic.
Set in the years while Ripley is in hypersleep following the first film, her daughter Amanda searches for the truth behind her mother’s disappearance. At the same time, the xenomorph threat reappears. The result is a game that looks to be set onboard a Nostromo-style vessel.
A new trailer for the game was launched at CES yesterday. It’s a solid trailer, but after being burned so badly by ‘Colonial Marines’ – even die hard fans of the franchise will likely adopt a wait and see attitude. The game is slated for a late 2014 release on PS3, PS4, XB360, XB1 and PC.