Fans everywhere are already counting down the hours until they, too, will be playing through Alien: Isolation – the ones who aren’t experiencing Creative Assembly‘s unique brand of terror already. And to commemorate the occasion and tempt those on the fence to give the game a try (or perhaps convince the faint of heart that they’re better off avoiding it), the developers have released a final trailer.
Following Amanda Ripley (daughter of the original Alien film’s Ellen Ripley) in a search for answers surrounding her mother’s disappearance, the story shifts to the Sevastopol space station. As is usually the case with exploratory missions in the Alien universe, things soon go awry, as the trailer shows the circumstances that soon strand Amanda on the structure. And she’s brought closer than expected to the cause of her mother’s vanishing.
Prior cinematic trailers have shown the endless chase between the player and the single Xenomorph hunting them; this new in-game footage manages to be both less intimidating and even more terrifying, knowing that not only will a killer wait around the next corner – but the player will be the one to walk around it. And for those with a taste for terror, Isolation‘s Survivor Mode only heightens the tension (and if completed, the satisfaction).
The early reviews have confirmed that Creative Assembly has succeeded in delivering a truly punishing dose of survival horror, for better or worse. Players will die – and die regularly – but the commitment to maintaining the style and setting of Ridley Scott’s original film is further emphasized in this new trailer. And in case an extra dose of nostalgia is needed, there’s also the DLC bringing back the cast of the original movie; albeit in digital form.
Prospective players can get a closer look at some of the trailer’s gameplay in the video of the opening 18 minutes, but at this point, it’s a safe bet that those interested in Isolation‘s unique brand of horror are already on board. And if the trailer looks like the kind of situation you would rather avoid than volunteer for… perhaps it’s best to sit this one out.
Alien: Isolation releases October 7, 2014, and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
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