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Be Smart Or Be Dead In Alien: Isolation
on September 25, 2014 at 09:13 AM
Life is fleeting in this pair of new trailers for Alien: Isolation, showing some of what does and does not work when trying to fool a xenomorph. This pair of short vignettes demonstrates that it's not enough to be a one-trick pony in the game if you hope to survive. Situations develop rapidly, and...
Alien: Isolation Has Made Me A Believer
on September 19, 2014 at 02:00 PM
Earlier this year, I got to play Alien: Isolation for the first time. The demo was thrilling and I walked away wanting more, but, as I pointed out in this month’s cover story, I didn’t have a whole lot of context for what I was seeing. The Creative Assembly did a great job of setting up the...
No Escaping From This New Trailer
on September 09, 2014 at 02:22 PM
Alien: Isolation has gone gold, which means that it is finished and getting prepared for its retail release on October 7. To mark the occasion, Sega and Creative Assembly have released a new short trailer to give you an idea of the terror that awaits you. The video below, "No Escape," is the...
One Merciless Alien, Countless Bloody Deaths
on August 13, 2014 at 08:00 AM
Creative Assembly had its work cut out for it with Alien: Isolation. Not only is it extremely challenging to transpose a 1979 horror film to the interactive medium, but the studio and publisher Sega have to win back fans turned off by Gearbox's 2013 Colonial Marines fumble. I spent five hours and...
'Alien' Cast Reflects On The Film As They Reprise Roles In Alien: Isolation
on July 24, 2014 at 10:03 AM
From everything we've seen and played of the game so far , The Creative Assembly is treating Alien: Isolation's source material, the 1979 Alien , with reverence. According to members of the film's cast, they knew that they were working on something special at the time, too. A new video shows...
We Meet Up With Alien: Isolation's Creepy Androids
on June 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The xenomorph is one of the big draws of Alien: Isolation, but the sleek alien isn't the only threat that Amanda Ripley faces. As we saw in a new E3 demo, she'll have to avoid the deadly creature while also fending off attacks from humans and androids. We saw a human survivor in the demo, and...
Surviving In Alien: Isolation
on June 10, 2014 at 09:00 AM
In Alien: Isolation, surviving the deadly and relentless xenomorph is always your first thought. But there are other things that weigh on players' minds which help make the game a tense, gripping experience. Amanda Ripley is a survivor on the Sevastopol space station, but she's not the only one...
Explore The Cast Of Alien: Isolation In New Developer Diary
on May 09, 2014 at 07:28 PM
Digitizing real people and putting them into a game used to be the stuff of science fiction films such as Tron , but now it's an everyday practice in the video game industry. Watch The Creative Assembly's newest developer diary, which explains how the studio turned it's voice talent into...
Why We're Excited For The Next Alien Game
on April 25, 2014 at 06:45 PM
Like a nest of xenomorph eggs being eradicated, fans of the Aliens franchise have been burned. Alien: Colonial Marines failed spectacularly to live up to expectations, leaving gamers with shaky trust in developers' ability to transpose the onscreen tension into a worthwhile game. Creative Assembly...
Alien: Isolation Developer Diary Details The Retro-Future Aesthetic
on April 19, 2014 at 12:29 PM
The latest developer diary for the upcoming Alien: Isolation showcases the game's future-from-the-past production design. The team made a decision early-on in development that it wouldn't include any technology that couldn't have been created in 1979 to be used on the original film's...
New Trailer Focuses On The Sounds Of Terror
on April 04, 2014 at 11:10 AM
Manipulating sound is one of the most effective ways to manage tension in movies and games. A new trailer from the team at The Creative Assembly shows how they're incorporating music, foley effects, and more as they develop Alien: Isolation. The clip below shows some of the recording sessions for...
New Trailer Shows How Creative Assembly Is Building Their Creature
on March 13, 2014 at 12:04 PM
Alien: Isolation is bringing back the horror from the first film, which is a departure from the past few games based on the Aliens license. A new trailer shows how developer The Creative Assembly is building their alien to be the ruthless hunter we first met. The video doesn't feature too many lingering...
Alien: Isolation Brings Franchise Back To Its Horrific Roots
on January 07, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Creative Assembly's new Alien title, announced today, dials down the action in favor of the tense horror of the original Ridley Scott film. Unlike many past games in the franchise, Isolation isn't about running and gunning - in fact, it's an experience more like Amnesia than AvP. "Games...
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