It's super official now as SEGA and Creative Assembly have just unleashed an announcement gameplay trailer for Alien: Isolation, as well as a behind-the-scenes developer diary for the horror game.
The gameplay footage is all in-engine and represents a "work in progress" warns Creative. Confirmed is the role of Amanda, Ripley's daughter, and a stalking xenomorph.
There's plenty of flickering lights, sounds of things getting knocked over in the dark, and heavy breathing. Creative Assembly are going for vibes from the original Alien film.
They aren't pursuing the action seen in Aliens: Colonial Marines, but on the desperation and survival of Amanda. The team want us spending our 'entire time worrying' about where the big bad alien is lurking. The dev diary explores the origins of Creative Assembly's vision for Alien: Isolation.
“In Alien: Isolation, we have taken the series back to the roots of Ridley Scott’s 1979 movie, the original survival horror,” said Alistair Hope, Creative Lead at Creative Assembly. “Our Alien is a truly terrifying creature, as intelligent as he is hostile, relentless, brutal and unstoppable. This is the Alien game fans of the series have always wanted.”
Alien: Isolation releases on PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One and PS4 in late 2014.