Here’s a bonus for the weekend: a webseries based on Creative Assembly’s outstanding Alien: Isolation is finally out. But if you were expecting a brand new series that expanded upon never-before-seen parts of the game, you might want to temper your expectations a little.
The series, a partnership between 20th Century Fox and IGN, was released for free on IGN’s YouTube channel today. The episodes are a mix of in-game cutscenes blended with new animations, created by DVgroup and Reverse Engineering Studios.
“The final series is comprised of three types of scenes: brand-new scenes that are rendered from scratch, cinematics taken directly from the game, and first-person scenes from the game we re-shot, edited and inserted a CG model of Amanda Ripley,” DVgroup’s Fabian DuBois told IGN.
It’s worth knowing that up front, otherwise the sight of Alien: Isolation cutscenes from 2014 might shock you a little otherwise. The general idea behind the series, rather than telling a new story, is to flesh out parts of Ripley’s narrative that Isolation never quite got to.
The episodes themselves are relatively short – about eight minutes a pop. So without further ado, if you’re doing bugger all for the rest of the day, here’s the Alien: Isolation webseries.
The whole series another way the 40th anniversary of Alien is being celebrated, along with the Alien: Blackout mobile game that was released earlier this year. Neither of these things are a sequel to Alien: Isolation proper, or the excellent Alien vs Predator 1999 FPS game, which would be rad. But at least something is being done with the IP, so there’s that.