Six Things You Should Know About Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation officially made itself known yesterday. If you caught a dated-looking vibe in the game’s visuals, that’s deliberate; Creative Assembly wanted to render the Alien universe as looked in the original 1979 film. You can get a better view of it in this video — but you won’t see any of this on the Wii U.

The game’s official Twitter account said yesterday that “right now, we don’t have plans to put the game on Wii U.” That important tidbit is a bonus to the “Five things you need to know” that PlayStation Access laid out in this 13-minute video about the game, which discusses how it fits into the Alien continuity, and how you’re going to get along with a 9-foot xenomorph in dark and cramped accommodations.

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  • There was a motion tracker in the first Alien. Though it was huge and only detected things right in front of it 😛

    • Eh there’s some wiggle room here, Amanda was only a kid when the Nostromo went missing so this would have to be something like 10-15 years later so technology would have to have progressed somewhat 😛

    • True that, it was very clunky and primitive, considering it was only a makeshift one, the tech put together.

  • “The game’s official Twitter account said yesterday that “right now, we don’t have plans to put the game on Wii U.” That important tidbit is a bonus to the “Five things you need to know” that PlayStation Access laid out”

    Do people even read the articles anymore, or do they find an apparent problem and go straight to the comments?

    • Oh man, just imagine how terrifying it could be if you actually had to look away from the TV to look at the motion tracker, then a dot showed up right near you… Why not take that opportunity?

  • If this was free roam and implemented multiple means to kill the alien and a crew you work with to survive, while one by one they are killed or they disappear.

    Could even implement a multiplayer survival horror free roam, one alien against 4 ship mates.

    Then again I guess this seems better than most of the Alien games I’ve played to date, I just hope it stands up to a game like Outlast and Amnesia (the first).

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