The gameplay footage in the first Aliens: Infestation
trailer does a pretty good job of setting a scary, isolated tone appropriate for the license. That tone is married with a sort of methodical exploration of an enclosed environtment in side view that brings to mind the Metroid
games more than it does Contra
(which was our initial assessment).
And that makes sense, given that Metroid
carried a lot of inspiration from the Alien
series in the first place. We've gone full circle, chased by monsters the whole way. As the trailer notes, and as was announced at PAX, you'll get to play Infestation
on October 11