Alien: Isolation Summary

8.5
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Alien: Isolation Review

A kingdom of isolation, and it looks like you're the Queen.

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Sega's yearly profits rise, but firm describes game sales as "weak"

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Sega has actually been doing pretty well over the last financial year, with packaged software sales up 41 per cent and consumer revenue up 11 per cent, but the firm's management has still described its video game sales figures as "weak".

The Creative Assembly's Alien: Isolation shipped only 2.1 million units by the end of March this year, which isn't great for a big franchise game that was so heavily marketed. Shame, because it's the best thing Sega's published in years.

Alien: Isolation developer hard at work on new "multi-platform AAA blockbuster"

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Those immensely talented folks over at the The Creative Assembly are on the lookout for new talent to help them make a brand new AAA title.

Primarily known in PC circles for their renowned Total War series before exploding onto the multi-platform scene with last year's Alien Isolation, the developer has put two rather interesting positions up for grabs which provide us with some clues as to what to expect from them in the future.

Alien 5 director Neill Blomkamp praises Alien: Isolation

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District 9 director Neill Blomkamp was recently confirmed to be directing the next Alien movie, and it seems like he's been gearing up for the job with a little bit of Alien: Isolation.

“I think it’s amazing,” Blomkamp told IGN. “Even from the first screen grabs, just the quality of the art direction and how it looks. I’m such a visual person that the narrative of stuff is neither here nor there for me sometimes. It’s literally about imagery.”

Alien Isolation's fifth DLC pack The Trigger released, is the “most challenging yet” according to developers

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SEGA and Creative Assembly have released Alien Isolation's fifth DLC pack, titled The Trigger, which once again peeks behind the scenes of the game's main campaign.

In this case, by letting you play as Ricardo, the Sevastopol Station's Deputy Marshal. Set before the events of Isolation, The Trigger sees Ricardo team up with Marshal Waits to try and blow the xenomorph up. Three guesses as to how that went.

Lost Contact DLC available now for Alien: Isolation

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The Creative Assembly has released the fourth DLC pack for its survival horror Alien: Isolation, adding ten new 'Salvage' challenges and a new map to explore. Or find a cupboard in which to cower. Probably the second one.

Lost Contact reintroduces Axel, one of the first survivors Amanda Ripley meets on the doomed space station Sevastopol. The new missions take place prior to those events.

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