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Report claims new Alien FPS stars Ripley's daughter

Alien: Isolation, which Twentieth Century Fox filed a trademark application for last week, is the next game in the sci-fi franchise, according to a Kotaku source said to be familiar with goings-on at publisher Sega. Reportedly in development at Sega subsidiary The Creative Assembly and set for release on current and next-gen consoles in 2014, it’s described as and FPS featuring stealth and horror elements, inspired by titles like Dishonored and Bioshock.

In May 2011, Sega announced that Total War studio The Creative Assembly was working on a new action game in the Alien series. Mike Hayes, then Sega West boss, said at the time: "This is very much a triple-A project. We want this to be a peer to the likes of Dead Space 2."

According to Kotaku’s source, the game’s protagonist is Amanda, the daughter of Alien and Aliens hero Ellen Ripley. Much of the game is said to be set on a single space station. Inspired by the Ridley Scott film that launched the franchise, there's apparently only one alien for "most" of the game, meaning players will be using a lot of their bullets on "clones and soldiers." Vents, lockers, and melee weapons are said to feature heavily in the game.

Stung by the criticism of the Gearbox developed Aliens: Colonial Marines, Sega is said to be treading cautiously with the game in a bid to ensure it hits a higher quality bar. To that effect, the company apparently delayed plans to reveal the title at E3 in June. And with a first party studio working on the game, it will have better scope to oversee its development. The publisher declined to comment on Kotaku’s report.

10 comments

  • g1rldraco7 - October 22, 2013 8:43 p.m.

    This sounds like a major troll rumor, I bet it is.
  • dark-hector - October 22, 2013 6:42 a.m.

    I thought her daugther was dead of old age and lived a normal live acording to the movie Aliens
  • Jbo87 - October 22, 2013 6:47 a.m.

    Beat me to it there. Was just about to make the same comment. Fairly sure that the events of Aliens was only the second time the Xenomorphs had been encountered so this information just creates some kind of insane space time paradox. Why don't they just reboot the entire franchise? It's just an absolute mess at this point.
  • cricket0 - October 22, 2013 12:11 p.m.

    Well we have a couple of possible ways this could be done 1: Wayland Yutani( AKA tht big evil corporation that lies and covers up and endangers people constantly) could have lied to her about her daughter, to demotivate her staying on Earth so that she could help them with the mission 2: Her daughter may have wanted to go out and find her mother once she grew up, and since she spent 57 years in stasis, that leaves a lot of time for Amanda to go looking for her, or even prolonging her life through large amounts of stasis travel as well It wouldnt be that far of a stretch for Amanda to want to follow in her mothers footsteps, and her mothers credentials would give her some credibility.
  • Doctalen - October 22, 2013 12:21 p.m.

    Its been a while since I've seen the movies, but what is the name of the girl who survived in Aliens? If she lived past the sequels (haven't seen them) she could be considered Ripley's "daughter" through adoption.
  • Bloodstorm - October 22, 2013 1:27 p.m.

    'Newt', spoiler alert if you've not seen a 21 year old movie, dies at the very beginning of Alien 3
  • Doctalen - October 22, 2013 1:29 p.m.

    Ah shame, guess that leaves the little paradox with her original daughter then
  • Shnubby - October 22, 2013 5:36 a.m.

    Sounds exciting! The tension of only one alien will be a lot better but shooting clones and solidiers shouldn't be included. The whole game should just be survival against the alien and perhaps meeting another survivor every now and then. Shooting clones and soldiers will make it into an action shooter where you sometimes have to fight an alien aswell.
  • Sy87 - October 22, 2013 2:21 a.m.

    Only one alien sounds like it could be intense if done right. However, I don't like the sound of shooting only clones and soldiers. Just sounds like colonial marines all over again.

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