|Platform Win, xbox one, PS4, 360, PS3||Publisher Sega||Developer The Creative Assembly||Release Date 2014-10-07||Price at Launch $49.99|
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By Emily Gera on Aug 13, 2014 08.13.14
After showing at San Diego Comic Con earlier this year, the developers behind Alien: Isolation discovered a new possibility for the claustrophobic sci-fi endeavour, Creative Assembly creative lead Al Hope tells Polygon. The game has the potential to draw in large numbers of people who don't just want to play Alien: Isolation, but want to watch the game being played, he tells us, adding that the team is hoping this means connecting with the audiences of Twitch and YouTube. While he wouldn't comment on whether the team has plans to partner with Twitch to see the full potential of game streaming, Hope suggests the interest is already there for gamers. According to the developer, the team had experienced huge numbers of fans queueing just to watch the game played over screens during Comic...
By Emily Gera on Jul 11, 2014 07.11.14
Alien fans won't need to pre-order Alien: Isolation to receive the additional DLC missions starring the original cast from the Ridley Scott film, Creative Assembly confirmed on Facebook. While originally announced as a pre-order bonus, the downloadable content will also be released at a later date. "It's genuinely been great to see the reaction to The Crew Expendable and Last Survivor pre-order bonus content we announced yesterday and how excited you all are to re-experience those classic scenes from the original movie with our Alien. It's been absolutely amazing for us at the studio," wrote the studio's community manager. "However, some of you have been asking if the two pieces of content are only available through pre-order or if we'll be releasing them at a later date as well. So,...
By Emily Gera on Jul 11, 2014 07.11.14
The latest trailer for Alien: Isolation offers a glimpse of the game's newly announced bonus content, "Crew Expendable," which features the voices and likeness' of many of the original Alien cast members. Available in the "Nostromo Edition" of the game, the bonus content lets players take on the role of Ellen Ripley, Dallas or Parker as they try to isolate the Alien on their ship. Sigourney Weaver, returning as Ellen Ripley, will be playable in two missions set in the events of the original film, while Tom Skerritt who voices Dallas and Yaphet Kotto returns as Parker. Both of these characters also will be playable in the "Crew Expendable" module. The different characters will have a different perspective in the events, and carry a different loadout. Alien: Isolation, due to release on...
By Owen S. Good on Jul 09, 2014 07.09.14
Most of the original cast of the 1979 film Alien has reunited to voice their roles in two missions Alien: Isolation is offering as a pre-order DLC incentive. Sigourney Weaver returns as Ellen Ripley, who will be playable in two missions set in the events of the original film. Tom Skerritt also voices Dallas and Yaphet Kotto returns as Parker, and both of these characters also will be playable in the module, called "Crew Expendable." The different characters will have a different perspective in the events, and carry a different loadout. Harry Dean Stanton will return as Brett, the second crewmember to die (after Kane, the first chestburster victim). Brett isn't playable. In an interview with IGN, game director Alistair Hope said that of the cast only Ian Holm, who played the android...
By Colin Campbell on Jun 24, 2014 06.24.14
The Game Critics Awards nominations have been announced, detailing the games that most impressed reviewers and reporters at E3 2014. The awards are generally highly regarded by publishers and developers, who use nominations and wins in game marketing. Evolve leads with six nominations, followed by Destiny and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege with four nominations each. Polygon reporters contributed to the voting process. You can read our full E3 coverage here as well as view every E3 trailer here. Best of Show Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly/Sega) Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady/WBIE) Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games) Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith/WBIE) No Man's Sky (Hello Games) Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft) Best Original Game D...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Jun 18, 2014 06.18.14
In development with The Creative Assembly, Alien: Isolation stars Amanda Ripely, daughter of Ellen Ripley, as she investigates her mother's disappearance. On the space station Sevastopol, Amanda is looking for the flight recorder of the Nostromo — and running from the Alien that has made the station its new home. Alien: Isolation is coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. To see the rest of the E3 trailers, check out our StoryStream.
By Polygon Staff on Jun 13, 2014 06.13.14
Alien: Isolation is scary. Pee your pants scary. Creative Assembly's creative lead Alistair Hope runs executive producer Russ Frushtick and senior reviewer Danielle Riendeau through what it took to bring the xenomorph to life and ensure as many scares as possible. Don't miss out on the rest of our coverage in our E3 2014 hub.
By Ben Kuchera on Jun 12, 2014 06.12.14
I was told there might be a flame thrower I could find, but soon enough there was a blip. I pulled up the motion tracker and leaned in to see it clearly. Yes, there was movement. Behind me. The lights flickered. I turned around, and there it was. The alien took a moment, looked at me, and then bolted in my direction. It held me down and hissed in my face. It felt like it I couldn’t breathe, and I definitely couldn’t move. The Xenomorph lost interest in my face and began to eat my brain. Game over, man. Virtual insanity "You can’t win," Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey told me as I removed the Oculus Rift. The Alien: Isolation demo in virtual reality was being shown at a meeting room in E3, and the company’s Palmer Luckey and Nate Mitchell were having way too much fun watching my...
By Owen S. Good on Jun 10, 2014 06.10.14
Alien: Isolation is playable on the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, adding another dimension to the sci-fi survival horror game coming soon from Creative Assembly and Sega. The game will be demonstrated at the Oculus VR booth at E3 this week. Alien: Isolation is one of several games showing at the booth, including Eve: Valkyrie, the shooter set in the Eve universe that will be co-published by Oculus. The others are Lucky's Tale, a made-for-VR adventure, and Superhot, a first-person shooter in which time only moves when the player moves. Additionally, Jason Rubin, the co-founder of Naughty Dog and former head of THQ, has joined Oculus VR as its head of worldwide studios. "There have only been a handful of times in my life where I saw something that I knew would change...
By Griffin McElroy on Jun 10, 2014 06.10.14
Alien: Isolation respects the relationship between human and xenomorph as it was established by the films — which is to say, we are just walking torso-incubators for their scaly brood. Rather than turning its protagonist into a rifle-rattling hunter, it casts her as alien prey; a role the player has to fill as cleverly and as skittishly as possible to survive. For more on The Creative Assembly's upcoming take on the franchise, check out our video preview above.