Following the discovery of a trademark filing by SEGA for a product titled Alien: Isolation, Kotaku contributor Jason Schreier was prompted to share some rumoured details
he was reportedly privy to earlier in the year about a product of the same name.
Citing an anonymous source "familiar with goings-on at SEGA", Kotaku describes the game as a first person shooter with stealth and horror elements that is "inspired by games like Dishonored and Bioshock", in the works at Total War developer Creative Assembly, and suggests that the SEGA is taking extra care to distance it from the poor critical reception of GearBox Software's Aliens: Colonial Marines (AusGamers 5.5/10
According to our source, the protagonist of Alien: Isolation is Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley, the character that made Sigourney Weaver famous and kicked off the ubiquitous sci-fi franchise over 30 years ago. Amanda, who is mentioned in the special edition of Aliens as having died while Ellen was frozen in space, has not yet been the focus of any books, movies, or games in the Alien extended universe.
You, as Amanda, spend most if not all of the game on a single space station, according to our source. There's only one alien for "most" of the game, our source said; you'll mostly be shooting through "clones and soldiers." Vents, lockers, and melee weapons are a big part of Isolation, our source said, and the game is heavily inspired by the first Alien movie.
Keep in mind much of this information is from six months ago; details may have changed over the course of development, as they sometimes do. However, our source re-confirmed many of these details today.
What do you think? Does a first person action game from a studio known for strategy games have the potential wash the bad taste of other recent Aliens game away?