Alien: Isolation launches Oct. 7

Creative Assembly announces the release date for its survival horror game based on the Alien franchise.

Alien: Isolation will launch on Oct. 7 this year, developer Creative Assembly has announced.

The release date was revealed by the Total War developer today during a panel at EGX Rezzed 2014, a gaming event in the United Kingdom.

“We couldn’t be happier to finally announce a date for Alien: Isolation,” Creative Lead at Creative Assembly Alistair Hope said in a statement. “The reaction we have seen so far has been simply incredible, from the screams and shrieks to the cold sweats and racing hearts. It’s the Alien game that we’ve always wanted to play and we can’t wait to let everyone get their hands on it this fall.”

Published by Sega, Alien: Isolation is a survival horror sci-fi game starring Ellen Ripley's daughter, Amanda. While working for Weyland-Yutani, she arrives on remote station Sevastopol in an attempt to recover the flight recorder of the Nostromo. There's a xenomorph on the station, too, as you might expect, and Creative Assembly is absolutely adamant that the game will never arm players with an assault rifle and have them square off with hordes of aliens.

Alien: Isolation will release on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's recent preview.

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Discussion

132 comments
bubba_666
bubba_666

Definitely a game I want for NEXT GEN. Sorry 360, you'll have to pass on this one. I want that atmosphere, detail, sound, and the most realistic Alien experience you can have. Would get it for my gaming PC but wouldn't be nearly as cool IMO. Big TV, Big SOUND. My favorite franchise from when I was a little kid come to life. haha. Ok I'm calm now. ;o) "Settle down Beavis".

Zacmaccraken
Zacmaccraken

Not going to trust this sega game till reviews are all over the place! I DON'T trust sega at all.
Sega hasn't released a single decent game IN YEARS..

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

Lets all hope this games is great and if it is, maybe these guys can give us a proper Colonial Marines game. Ah well here's a hoping. 

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

Its interesting Creative assembly is doing this, ive loved every total war game up to Rome Tw 2. Im very interesting to see what they might bring to the table of an aliens game. They are all about history in thier games, so hopefully they bring that kind of dedication to history and authenticity to the aliens franchise.


this could be a hit. Survival horror in the aliens world sounds great.

CriticalCritic
CriticalCritic

Great, because the last one did so well. (45/100 on metacritic) Believe the hype!

platinumking320
platinumking320

Watch this title mop up the turd of A:CM because it stuck to what 'Alien' was about. Now if only we had a 'Die Hard'  video game like this, that was a survival title against 12 enemies.

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

Nice! Good to see they avoided the cliché release date of Halloween 

torbonator
torbonator

This is amazing, I played it at EGX Rezzed. Went into the booth expecting a generic shooter but I was pleasantly surprised with what was being showcased. There were no guns (however there was a reload button mapped) in the demo and it seemed to have an amnesia feel about it. But what I really loved was I didn't feel like I was playing a game that was made to make money off a franchise, I felt like I was playing a game in it's own right that just happened to be set within a film franchise.

Brakkyn
Brakkyn

I've never played a game where I couldn't fight back against the antagonist(s).  Dunno what to expect.

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

this game looks great and will have my eyes open for the PC release but not pre-ordering after the ACM mess. In general never pre-order a game.

devilzzz1983
devilzzz1983

It seems like a game I'd play with Oculus but uh not going to be getting that crap now.  Sorry Facebook.

GamezMk
GamezMk

I wish this wasn't cross-gen, but I blame that on Aliens: Colonial Marines for making people doubt the franchise.

vallee05
vallee05

Great, right before Halloween... nice timing. The Evil Within and now Alien: Isolation... and Outkast earlier this year, great year for the survival horror genre!

NTM23
NTM23

I love Alien/Aliens and can't wait for this. I also like Prometheus, though it has its fair share of problems. Alien 3 and Resurrection I don't care for (though I think Alien 3's a bit better than Resurrection).

zyxe
zyxe moderator moderator

That woman looks strikingly similar to my friend who passed away almost 2 years ago.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Liking what I'm seeing so far. Can't wait to see more on this one at E3.

Lord_Hamster
Lord_Hamster

Buy AvP2 game! you wont regret a single moment! best game in aliens and predator universe that was ever made!

FidelSarcastro
FidelSarcastro

I want to get stoked about this game, I really do BUT after getting burned in a bad way by Colonial Marines I just can't bring myself to. I hope this game is everything one would expect in a alien game but I am gonna expect the worst till I see some post release reviews.

nurnberg
nurnberg

Let's just say that the Alien franchise is a bit tarnished by the crappy Alien Colonial Marines.

Shelledfade1
Shelledfade1

I will pass on this, if they don't improve its concept. I didn't like amnesia at all and that is exactly what this game is like. You run around and hide from an alien, with 0 ways to defend yourself.

I would have liked if they mixed this with very limited ammunition so you could defend yourself but very sparingly, that would have been truer to the movies imho, at least in regards to the second one (my favorite).

Anyway, I hope they consider adding a gun or two with VERY limited ammunition, even if it doesn't kill the alien but drives it away for a period of time, that would still be better than playing amnesia with an aliens IP.

Defender1978
Defender1978

No Wii U?  What a bunch of crap.  Oh well.  PC it is then.  

J4m3sR4n0r72
J4m3sR4n0r72

I'm saying this now: If this game is at least as good as the hype, it should be played on #HoHLive

slickr
slickr

Looks amazing so far and absolutely terrifying to play.

chewbacca72
chewbacca72

Watch, they'll only give you half of a game like they did with Rome 2. I waited 8 years for a game that didn't have the Greeks available...Aliens will cost you an extra 15$.

bojan_sokol
bojan_sokol

I have a good feeling about this game

bubba_666
bubba_666

@Zacmaccraken Look at the gameplay on Youtube. It's amazing. No weapons, or ridiculous dialogue, cheesy this or that. Just you, alone, on the Nastromo with ONE Alien. Looks as real as it gets. I agree Sega hasn't had anything good IMO since Codemned 1 & 2. But this game is done by Creative Assembly, along side Sega. I've heard great things about them.

Petman8246
Petman8246

@CriticalCritic  But the last one was in development hell for over a decade. Colonial Marines was originally supposed to come out on the PS2 in 2001.

Crazy_Tad
Crazy_Tad

@NTM23 Anything was better than Alien: Resurrection. The trilogy was great though, especially the Aliens.

ferna1234
ferna1234

@Lord_Hamster i don't wanna be rude my friend, but saying "the best one in the AVP series" is like saying the best smelling turd in the sewers of mumbai

Aletunda
Aletunda

@Lord_Hamster  YES!! still so upset they shut off the servers in 06. still play singleplayer on the odd occasion, and the mods are still up on avp planet, best aliens game ever made

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@Shelledfade1 this game's trying to be a sequel to Alien, which was mainly a horror movie, whereas Aliens was an action movie

Aletunda
Aletunda

@Shelledfade1  apparently there are ways to defend yourself, the team is reportedly building a crafting-type mechanic where you can make basic tools to potentially defend yourself with, the game however wont encourage you to face an alien head on and is emphasising a more true horror theme akin to the first film. 

NTM23
NTM23

@Defender1978  Why would you want it on the Wii U if you could just play it on PC?

NTM23
NTM23

@Crazy_Tad Well, the AVP movies were pretty close (though the difference being those aren't canon, while I just wished Resurrection wasn't).

Lord_Hamster
Lord_Hamster

@ferna1234 @Lord_HamsterAh! but i sayd best one in aliens and predaor universe, not avp series. and so far the only game thats actualy worth the money. If you have not playd the game then your being unfair, but if you did well. it is an old game now and in comparison to now days it might seem limited in some areas. That aside imho its one of the best horror games ever made and most defenetly best one based on aliens and predator to date.

meeghoulz
meeghoulz

@NTM23 @Defender1978  The tablet funccionality would fit like a glove with the gadgets used in the game!Hope they come up with somehing for VITA/PS4 then...

Defender1978
Defender1978

@NTM23  Sorry about that.  I guess that I am just on the defensive.  Just used to Wii U haters on this site.  PC is my main gaming rig, but I love playing the Wii U.  

NTM23
NTM23

@Defender1978 


I wasn't trying to say the Wii U is crap, I was saying if you have a PC to play the game on, you should do that. The Wii U tablet isn't really a justification in my opinion if that's what you believe makes it worth it over the PC version, unless that's a huge factor for you... You replied to my comment as if I'm some kind of PC elitist, when in fact I love playing on all systems. Unfortunately I don't have a PC to play my Steam games on right now, and I don't yet have a Wii U. I don't hate or even dislike the Wii U, but for right now I don't think I need it just yet.