The anticipation of a game claiming to finally be “the Alien game fans have always wanted” is hard to bear for some, but the developers of the upcoming Alien: Isolation have announced that the game has officially gone gold. With Isolation development now complete, fans can sit back and prepare for the marketing rolling out prior to the game’s release on October 7, 2014.
In addition to the announcement of the game’s newly achieved ‘gold’ status, Creative Assembly debuted the first in a new, ongoing series of videos asking players: ‘#HowWillYouSurvive?’ In the weeks leading up to Isolation‘s launch, this new series will shown a number of ways players will attempt to survive the lone alien hunting them, as well as the many environments and obstacles players will encounter.
According to the developer, the unforgiving setting of Isolation, combined with the alien’s ruthlessness, will make players realize they need to learn a “whole new set of skills” in order to stay alive.
The first video in the series, appropriately titled ‘No Escape,’ shows protagonist Amanda attempting to flee from the alien that has invaded the ship and taken to eliminating anyone it comes across. At just under a minute long, the idea behind the video’s name quickly becomes clear: running in a straight line is not ideal.
“Underpowered and underprepared, it will take all your wits to stay alive. When the time comes to face the challenge, will you be ready? When cornered and with no escape, how will you survive?”
Previous trailers for the game have provided a decent look at the panic-induced terror that comes from being pursued by a heartless, emotionless creature. Fortunately, those that want to take a bit of the edge off can skim through the full Trophy/Achievement list that was revealed earlier last month. Of course, there are some plot spoilers, but if you’re looking for comfort in the knowledge that there’s more to the game than running and hiding, maybe give it a quick look.
Alien: Isolation is quickly shaping up to become one of the more terrifying games to come out this year, or at the very least, the most tense. We’ll have to wait and see if it can keep that tone from start to finish. After Aliens: Colonial Marines, however, many Alien fans are a bit skeptical; and rightfully so. But if there’s any genre an Aliens game belongs in, it’s probably most at home in survival horror.
Alien: Isolation is set to release on October 7, 2014 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and PC.