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Report: Next Alien game features Ripley's daughter

The next video game based on the Alien film franchise will be a first-person shooter called Alien: Isolation that focuses on Amanda Ripley, the daughter of series protagonist Ellen Ripley, reports Kotaku.

Alien: Isolation is in development on current-generation and next-generation consoles at Sega-owned studio The Creative Assembly, according to an anonymous source cited by Kotaku. The U.K.-based developer is responsible for Sega's Total War series of real-time strategy games, and as early as May 2012, was hiring for an Alien-related project. 20th Century Fox recently filed a trademark for the name "Alien: Isolation."

According to Kotaku's source, Sega is well aware of the negative reception that Aliens: Colonial Marines (image above), the most recent Alien video game, received — and the publisher has reportedly taken steps to ensure Isolation's quality, including delaying the title once. Alien: Isolation is said to be inspired by the original 1979 film Alien, and take place on one space station with Amanda Ripley mostly facing off against clones, soldiers and a single alien.

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