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The Creative Assembly moved to answer concern regarding its newly revealed pre-order DLC for Alien: Isolation by confirming the content will be available separately after release. Earlier in the week, Sega revealed the content starring the cast of the original film would be tied to pre-orders, wi...

July 11th 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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In addition to the main story-based campaign, Alien: Isolation features a separate time-based challenge mode that combines the game's space-based scares with an inherent need to get a move on. In the E3 demo I played today, the Xbox One build tasked me with escaping an area while a timer ticked upw...

June 10th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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We're going to have garden-themed nightmares thanks to this sound design-focused Alien: Isolation dev diary, which reveals that stomping on ripe vegetables sounds suspiciously similar to an alien sinking its teeth into people. And here we were just getting over our fear of asparagus. [Image: S...

April 5th 2014 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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The Creative Assembly has been forced to make a number of changes in order to realize the vision for Alien: Isolation. After successful pitches to both Sega and 20th Century Fox, the developer turned to recruitment, ensuring it added new members to its team that were capable of crafting the exact...

March 20th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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The Creative Assembly is clear that its new game, Alien: Isolation, is a survival horror game directly inspired by Ridley Scott's 1979 classic film, Alien. That means there are no big, James Cameron-developed pulse rifles. No gruff marines. Just you, Amanda Ripley, attempting to survive. In Isol...

March 19th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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The Alien: Isolation environmental artists are clearly having a lot of fun evoking the 1979 vibe of the Ridley Scott film. Check out that curved brown piping on the wall, the clunky radios, the inset screens with their blocky displays. Also, as June reminds us, in 1979 pants hadn't been invented ye...

January 21st 2014 at 2:00am 0 Comments
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Sega and The Creative Assembly christened Alien: Isolation, very deliberately. As shown to me last month, the first-person survival horror is intrinsically tied to the 1979 film that spawned the Alien franchise. That bond patently includes the look and feel of Ridley Scott's classic, but also a des...

January 7th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments