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.


    If it isnt on Wii U why is it in the nintendo section? Is it on the 3DS? (Didn't watch the video)

    Last edited 09/01/14 10:36 am

      The same people who kept putting GTA5 articles under the 'PC' heading. :P

      Trolling people who can't have it. :(

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

      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 :P

      There also was flamethrower... these guys know nothing! :P

        Yep. Dallas used one in the vents. It was the only weapon they had on the entire ship.

      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?

    Not on the Wii U? Just lost a sale. Having the motion tracker on the Gamepad would be great!

      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).

    Last edited 09/01/14 1:43 pm

    That looks so good... hoping it's a lot of free roaming though and not linear as shit...

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