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Alien: Isolation’s Final Trailer Terrorizes You In Deep Space

It’s been a long time coming, but Alien: Isolation, the long awaited video game from Creative Assembly that takes players back to the universe first created by Ridley Scott in 1979, drops tomorrow. To mark the occasion, there’s a terrifying new trailer that provides our most comprehensive look at the game yet, and the view is pretty damn impressive.

The most noteworthy thing about this video, aside from how great the game actually looks, is how they capture the tension and the feeling of terror and horror as you’re being hunted by an armor plated alien killing machine through a dark, dank, isolated environment millions of miles from home. If nothing else, this game feels like an Alien movie in the way the dread is overwhelming and chilling. And it doesn’t hurt that the glimpses of xenomorphs will likely send shivers running up the length of your spine.

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Alien: Isolation Extended TV Spot Is Distressing As Hell, In The Best Possible Way

At this point, as jaded and bitter as we are, it takes a lot to scare us. That said, Alien: Isolation, the upcoming video game from Creative Assembly, looks straight up terrifying. It doesn’t hurt that they’re milking one of our all time favorite movies, Ridley Scott’s 1979 horror-sci-fi classic Alien, and squeezing it for all it’s worth, and it’s worth a lot. This new trailer, appropriately titled “Distress,” gives you a sense of what to expect to encounter in game, and shows you that it might be a good idea to play this with the lights on.

That voice you hear belongs to Amanda Ripley, the point of view character in Isolation. As you may have guessed from her surname, Amanda is the daughter of Ellen Ripley, one of cinema’s all time greatest badass, played by Sigourney Weaver in the films. This is the first time we actually meet Amanda, but she is first mentioned in the director’s cut of James Cameron’s 1986 sequel Aliens, which is also a classic in its own right. Different movie entirely, but it’s still great.

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Alien: Isolation Challenges You To Make It Through Survivor Mode

After being on the way seemingly forever, Creative Assembly is finally only a few weeks away from dropping their new video game, Alien: Isolation, into your eager, waiting laps. Aside from the setting and overall set up, there are a number of things that make this game unique, and this new featurette highlights one of them: Survivor Mode.

Not only does the gameplay in this video look fantastic, but at the CA offices, when the designers were testing and playing the game, they started to notice that everyone had their own strategy they employed. Some played the game fast and loud, making as much progress as they could before hiding from the xenomorphs. On the other hand, some were stealthier in their approach, quietly sneaking through each mission, avoiding conflict and dicey situations.

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Alien: Isolation Trailer Offers You No Escape

It feels like it has been coming forever, but as each day passes we get one small step closer to getting our hands on Alien: Isolation, the upcoming new video game that returns us to the universe first unveiled by Ridley Scott in 1979. Let’s just hope it doesn’t disappoint everyone like Prometheus did in 2012. Creative Assembly drops the game into your expectant little hands on October 7, but to keep you occupied until then, they’ve delivered this new game play trailer titled “No Escape,” for good reason.

If you’ve seen any of the movies set in this particular cinematic world, you should already know that running rarely work—then again, fighting doesn’t pan out all that well either, unless you’re Sigourney Weaver, then things work out on occasion. And that futility is on full display here in this short video. More than your average run of the mill trailer, this is really just a single uninterrupted shot from the player’s point of view, and it illustrates, in very graphic terms, exactly what can happen to you in this game.

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Alien: Isolation Improvises A Cinematic New CGI Trailer

Some of you may still be looking for a way to forget Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s latest foray into the universe he created in 1979 with Alien, and wash away that experience. (It’s a deeply flawed movie, to be sure, but I still kind of dig it.) If that’s the case, and you’re into video games, we might have just the thing for you. We’ve been talking about Alien: Isolation for a while now, and with the game dropping on October 7, the promotion for Creative Assembly’s newest offering has been coming in a steady stream. The latest piece is this intense trailer, titled “Improvise.”

In this footage, which a little tag informs you is not actual gameplay, the idea of improvisation references the character’s action, using parts from a toy to fix an alien detection device. In a larger sense, it has to do with how the game is set up. The creative team went to great lengths to make sure that the way you play the game is never the same twice. Creatures and items aren’t in the same place every time, and they wanted to give it a real world feel by adding these elements and this sense of improvisational fluidity.

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Sigourney Weaver And The Original Cast Of Alien Talk Alien: Isolation

Every few years a video game comes along that makes me wish I played video games. Red Dead: Redemption is like they went into my brain and pulled a sprawling western narrative directly out of my skull. But I played it for like five minutes before I handed the controller over to a friend. Alien: Isolation is the latest addition to this pantheon. Again, it’s like they made a game specifically with me in mind, and while I know that I’m not going to play it, I very much appreciate that it exists. And the fact that the original cast from Ridley Scott’s 1979 Alien got back together for some additional DLC missions only makes it that much more awesome. Check out this video of Ellen Ripley herself, Sigourney Weaver, and her shipmates on the Nostromo talking about their role in the game.

Set between Alien and James Cameron’s 1986 sequel Aliens, Isolation puts you in the point of view of Amanda Ripley, Ellen’s daughter who is first mentioned in the Aliens director’s cut. It’s 15 years after her mother’s disappearance, and Amanda works for the ubiquitous Weyland-Yutani Corporation. When they come across the flight recorder for the ill-fated Nostromo, her search for mommy dearest takes her to the planet Sevastopol, where she finds more than she’s looking for. And by that I mean aliens, nasty, acid-blooded aliens.

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