Is that Ellen Ripley's daughter? Alien: Isolation art emerges

Packshot and key art surface for Creative Assembly's unannounced game said to star Ellen Ripley's daughter.

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Artwork for Alien: Isolation, the rumored sci-fi game from Creative Assembly and Sega in partnership with Fox, emerged this weekend on games forum NeoGAF, suggesting an announcement for the project is imminent.

What appears to be box art for Alien: Isolation, featuring the series-familiar green hue, shows a young woman in a space helmet. Meanwhile, the second image depicts what looks like a massive space station floating above an unspecified planet.

A Sega representative told GameSpot, "We're not commenting on this."

The evidence for Alien: Isolation is now nearly palpable. Sega filed a trademark application for Alien: Isolation in October, while an unconfirmed Kotaku report from October suggested Alien: Isolation would star Ellen Ripley's daughter, Amanda, which matches up with the newly revealed art.

The most recent Alien game was the critically panned Aliens: Colonial Marines from Gearbox Software in association with Nerve Software and TimeGate Studios. The Wii U version was canceled, despite the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC versions combining to ship 1.31 million copies.

Creative Assembly's most recent project was Total War: Rome II, which launched in September for the PC. The studio is also working on the free-to-play MOBA Total War: Arena and multiple Warhammer games.

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bombheaddom
bombheaddom

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...i'd say it's fair to be sceptical, after the calamity that was Aliens: Colonial Marines.


...And yes, Ripley did have a daughter...in Aliens, it's mentioned by Burke, and Ripley is confronted with the guilt of outliving her daughter...hence determined to rescue Newt.  But, this 'new' daughter character that Ripley forgot to mention, even after the news of her other daughter's death...yeah, of course she did!  


Just make it with loyal and sincere intentions, as well as C.R.E.A.M. (that one's a given). 

...and don't make it an FPS...booooooooorrrriiinnn

TWL1687
TWL1687

In the words of Hicks, Game Over Man!

MrHatnClogs
MrHatnClogs

The plot twist of Hicks surviving made absolutely no sense at all, if your gonna re-write the third movie, why bother acknowledging it?

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Um yeah she died...and it's not completely riveting if I already know the character dies of old age before the character is ever fleshed out in the game story.  At that point there is no motivation to continue the game since I know harm cannot come to her.


Either way, if the story is made to be quite interesting then I'd still play it.  I just think choosing Ripley's daughter is weird since her fate has already been established nearly 30 years ago.

jasongm
jasongm

What movie did i miss in which Ellen Ripley had a baby? was it that awful genetically cloned Ellen Ripley Hybrid from that Resurrection?

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

Ripley's daughter died of old age. This must be Ellen's SISTER. :-P

hadlee73
hadlee73

It probably doesn't matter who it is meant to be. I'm sure Lindsay Lohan will sue, and Ellen Page won't appreciate it.

crimsonbrute
crimsonbrute moderator moderator

I wonder what Angry Joe thinks of this.

Rambolike
Rambolike

They better not eff this one up.  I'm done with Gearbox as a result of the last debacle. 

Xirtahm
Xirtahm

I love it when game companies pull stories out of their asses, claiming to be canon with the source material, only to be completely oblivious.  "Let's have it star Ripley's daughter!"  You mean the same Amanda that DIED on earth as an old woman before Ellen woke up from cryo-sleep at the beginning of Aliens?  BEFORE the military infiltrated LV-426?


No,seriously... fuck you.  I will not be touching this half-assed garbage.  If your attention to detail can't even get the story correct, I have no confidence that the game itself will be any better.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

If SEGA is still making sequels to flops, why not a follow-up to Alpha Protocol. You have a promising game right there, learn from the mistakes, listen to the gamers, profit.

yeah_28
yeah_28

I cant wait to shoot up all of those androids and/or soldiers.

Not

spikepigeo
spikepigeo

Creative Assembly. SEGA. Alien game. Probably one of the worst track records in gaming lately. Definitely not putting my money any where near these people. Not for a while.

wyan_
wyan_

Sound like it could be a survival horror. Make it a survival horror game dammit! Why am I wasting my time typing this? Not even Dead Space could stay in that genre no matter what us fans said. This is Aliens... guaranteed fuck up for sure.

Hurvl
Hurvl

I'm a bit tired of companies, not just in gaming, trying to appeal to hardcore fans while wanting the freedom to wreck/modify the world of a beloved franchise, by making it revolve around an unknown daughter or whatever excuse they've come up with this time. It's like they want to have the cake and eat it at the same time. Or rather, that they want a piece of a previously established cake that lots of people love, but want to change/insert some ingredients which might be unpopular. To make that wrecked/modified cake more easily to swallow, they then make it seem like there is an unknown connection between these two cakes.


If they make it work, then all is "forgiven", but most of the times they don't.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

This game has failed even before it began, stupid premise demonstrating complete wilful ignorance of the canon and lore for the sake of grabbing cash. And that's assuming anyone will even go within a mile of an Alien game again after Colonial Marines.

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

Please no. Ripley's daughter died of old age, on Earth, in which she never had contact with any xenomorph at any point in time in her life. Just because we only know how she died and what she looked like does not warrant the "possibility" that Ripley's daughter was witness to a xenomorph attack.

dragonkantus4
dragonkantus4

this game will suck so much i dont even need to see the future

YearoftheSnake5
YearoftheSnake5

After the colossal disaster that was Aliens: Colonial Marines, I doubt there will be any hype behind a new Alien game

sohail5566
sohail5566

dont fuck it up like aliens colonial marines

wookiegr
wookiegr

There is absolutely NO way Ripley's daughter had anything to do with Aliens in the context of the movie saga. This is more absurd than Darth Vader being C3-PO's dad.

nparks
nparks

I thought Ellen Ripley's daughter was a weird hybrid alien queen?  Or that cute android she adopted?

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@Xirtahm I hear you, but they only say she died on Earth from a heart attack (?) or something as an old woman. They never mention anything about her early life, to be fair. True, that picture portraited a peaceful life, but you can take a homeles person and dress it up nice, you'll never even notice. You see, there are ways, as @Rambolikesays.

Rambolike
Rambolike

To be fair, there probably is a way around that plot hole.  I'm more interested in making an Aliens game that actually lives up to its potential.  I mean, it has everything you need for a great survival-horror experience -- nothing needs to be invented from scratch; it's all been provided by the films.  It's pathetic that they haven't been able to capitalize on this. 

IgOr2099
IgOr2099

@Hurvl Her daughter is not unkown, she was introduced in Aliens. Ripley was on her way home for her birthday. Burke hands her a picture of Amanda as an old woman who died unmarried and with out children in her 60-80's. This is what concerns me, curiously. Amanda died on earth after living a full life, it's never been mentioned before that she ever had anything to do with anything.

If she ends up floating through space at the end of the game, I'm going to be pissed

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

Reserve judgement for when it comes out...

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

Different developer.
Gearbox can't seem to get anything that they derived elsewhere done right. The only things I can remember them doing right are the Half-Life expansions and PS2 port, and the Borderlands games.

But with the Creative Assembly, they've set themselves a place in the industry with the Total War series, and pretty much every game in that series is pretty solid, so...I'm interested so far, and wouldn't mind seeing how it pans out.

Lhomity
Lhomity

@wookiegr   Amanda did have a long life and a lot of time to look for her mother if she ever wanted to. It's not a stretch to imagine how Amanda might have wound up finding the same derelict alien spacecraft full of eggs.


Just a thought.

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

But Darth Vader was C3-PO's 'dad' so to speak. But I agree, this is silly.

megakick
megakick

@nparks Alien Resurrection that was a fun movie, Aliens meet the Fifth Element.

Lhomity
Lhomity

(SPOILERS BELOW)

In the second film (Aliens), after waking from 57 years in cryo, Burke (Paul Reiser) tells Ripley about her daughter, Amanda, and is shown a picture of an old woman - Amanda died at 67, just 2 years before Ripley was recovered.


Ripley had promised she would be home in time for her daughter's 11th birthday.


Amanda is also mentioned in the first film (Alien).

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@stan_hg@xsonicchaos Well it's not an FPS period. It's a third person action adventure rpg hybrid with stealth mechanics and a great spy theme going on. I would place any day on the same level as the first Mass Effect and Deus Ex HR. Sadly, it has awful bugs and the gameplay is a bit tricky until you get used to it. The worst part was the upgrade system and the fact that some weapons were almost unpurchasable, unless you purchase nothing but those weapons. I can go all day long about AP, but the thing is I'm one of the few that enjoyed it and wish for a sequel. I mean, they can't make it worse, can they?

john_matrix_007
john_matrix_007

@DanielL5583


This game isn't being made by the branch of Creative Assembly that made the Total War games. It's being developed by the CA group that made Viking: Battle for Asgard. 

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

And look how Viking: Battle for Asgard turned out when ported to PC. Or Rome 2 in generaL.

maltnut
maltnut

Spoken like one without an honest understanding of space.  So yes, yes it is a ridiculous stretch of imagination that she would coincidentally find the same derelict alien spacecraft full of eggs.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

Yes, and his point was that it was bloody absurd.

ziproy
ziproy

@Lhomity The movie came out decades ago. I think we can skip the spoiler warning, anyone who hasn't seen these movies yet doesn't deserve to have them unspoiled

Lhomity
Lhomity

Coincidence? Did you read what I actually said?

The spacecraft I referred to is on a moon called LV-426. The crew of the Nostromo land on LV-426 (not named until Aliens) to investigate a signal, as per company protocol. Horror ensues.


Weyland-Yutani corp covered up the incident, and in the years after, established a terraforming colony on LV-426; called Hadley's Hope.

Amanda could have taken a job with Weyland-Yutani Corp. Could have visited Hadley's Hope, or another location; looking for her mother, or for the alien that killed most of the Nostromo crew. Or maybe Weyland found another beacon on another rock nearby.



Have some imagination, friend.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

Way to try and dodge the point that you completely missed his point and needed it dumbing down.

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

A ton of crazy stuff happened in star wars. Why is it so batshit insane that when Anakin was a kid he repaired a robot?