We’re not going to get to the chance to play Alien: Isolation, the new video game set in the Alien universe, until later this year, but we’re going to be seeing a hell of a lot from the game over the course of the next week. The developers, Creative Assembly, have had so much success, so much positive response, with all of their previous reveals that they decided that this week they’re going to unveil a new teaser for the highly-anticipated game each and every day. And Monday’s has arrived in the form of a short, but spooky video.
The Vine phenomenon has largely passed me by because I’m lazy, hate being that dick with his phone out all the time, and I haven’t really figured out how to do much with it besides check Twitter at work. That said, it’s been put to good use on occasion, like with that eerie video David Lynch released, and this promo is another instance of that. The choppy footage is full of creepy images of the alien, looming shadows, and a slightly out of focus hallway that makes you feel like you’re right there, about to torn apart by a xenomorph.
All in all, this isn’t a bad way to start, and if nothing else, gets us looking forward to whatever else the developers have in store over the next four days. Here’s the statement they released last week:
We don’t like to disappoint, so prepare yourselves for a fantastic line up of teasing thrills in our upcoming exclusive week of exclusive Teasers. No doubt, you’ll be asking, ‘what are these Teasers?’, ‘what are they for?’, ‘when can I get my mitts on them?’ Well, let us answer these questions.
The fact is we’ve got plenty planned for you in the coming months. With so much happening in the world of Alien: Isolation, we thought you’d appreciate a cheeky heads-up as to what those things could be.
Monday to Friday next week, we’ll be teasing you with some seriously sneaky peeks, giving you an idea of what you can look forward to.
We’ll be revealing a new teaser every day but what they’ll be on exactly…well, we don’t like to ruin any surprises. You’ll just have to wait and find out or start guessing…
The Teasers will be out late afternoon, GMT time, so don’t miss them. Make sure you stay tuned to our website, forum and social channels.
Alien: Isolation is set between the events of Ridley Scott’s Alien and James Cameron’s sequel, Aliens, and goes down 15 years after the first film. The action puts you in the point of view of Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), who is first mentioned in the director’s cut of Aliens. A Weyland-Yutani employee, she discovers the black box from the Nostromo, and sets off into space in order to find out what became of her mother, travelling to the abandoned Sevastopol space station. Turns out it may not be as abandoned as she thought.
With a fantastic concept, and great game design from what we’ve seen, Isolation sounds like it’s going to be an absolute blast when it drops this fall, and be a nice addition to the franchise. The thing we’re all most curious to see, however, is how Amanda measures up to her mother. If I were a gambling man, I’d be willing to put my money on her being a chip off the old badass block, but we have some time to wait before we know for sure.