Leaked Alien: Isolation screenshots already look better than Colonial Marines

Game said to star Ellen Ripley's daughter Amanda.

Following an artwork leak earlier this week, it now seems like the first screenshots for upcoming Creative Assembly game Alien: Isolation have surfaced online.

The images, which appeared overnight on Twitter, are mostly interior shots and, crucially, the first glimpse of the series' iconic motion tracker. The dark, lifeless installation recalls a spirit closer to Ridley Scott's original Alien movie than James Cameron's marine-packing Aliens, with many of the franchise's game adaptations in the past trying to emulate the latter.

A previous report for the game on Kotaku said that Creative Assembly is hoping to forge Alien: Isolation into a first-person mix of horror and stealth, with BioShock and Dishonored cited.

The game is said to revolve around Ellen Ripley's daughter Amanda, who was mentioned briefly at the start of Aliens as having died at the age of 66 before Ripley was recovered by Weyland-Yutani.

Sega is not commenting on the Alien: Isolation leaks.

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Gegglington
Gegglington

been playing aliens games since the snes n megadrive to me there a no brainer with the subject matter to make into a game they just seem to miss the spot 

tsunami2311
tsunami2311

When did Ripley have a daughter? Hopefull it is good unlike that turd gearbox gave us much the much like that 15+ years hype machine know as DNF that was even bigger turd (still extremely pissed about that Would of rather that game never got finish atlest duke nuken franchise didnt even in shame). Last good Alien game was the AVP remake. Before that it was the original AVP games

tightwad34
tightwad34

I would really hope a journalist, someone who writes about video games for a living, realizes that screenshots don't amount to shit. That's like saying a game or movie is going to be awesome based on it's trailer and those are some of the most misleading things associated with those industries. Stupid title for the article.

MrOrbitz
MrOrbitz

Yeah? and the initial screenshots for Colonial Marines looked better than the Colonial Marines that was shipped to stores..

Oh well.. At least it's not being developed by Gearbox. As an Alien fan I look forward to the prospect of any decent game set in it's fiction.

D1N02982
D1N02982

Looks awesome! that's coming from a big Alien fan!

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

I liked Alien 3 for Super NES. Alien Resurection for PSx was not bad either.

Hurvl
Hurvl

A good Alien game is so alien to me that I'm wondering if there will ever be one again. The preview footage and trailer for A: CM looked very nice, but the end product wasn't much to cheer about, so I'll wait until closer to release to judge it.

CrouchingWeasel
CrouchingWeasel

I'm going to hold on to a small amount of cautious optimism. We all got burned by the clusterfuck that was Colonial Marines but I'd like to think that the effort & attention to detail these guys put into Total War will mean that this will be at least moderately enjoyable. I read on another gaming site that someone familiar with the project is supposed to have said that it has stealth & horror elements & is supposed to be inspired by games like Dishonoured & Bioshock. If they can pull that off they'll be well on their way to avoiding Colonial Marines part Deux. My fingers are cautiously crossed. 

macca366
macca366

Please find a way to screw around with the canon less terribly

Ducez_III
Ducez_III

Looks can be deceiving. I prefer to stay skeptical.

Brakkyn
Brakkyn

Not sure about the plot (at least what's been said of it); but in those screens up there, the textures of the environments just look...weird.  Maybe it's the light reflections, I dunno.

NTM23
NTM23

Yeah, it does look better. I still don't understand how the story makes sense, unless they make something really dumb. I don't know, but yes, I like what I'm seeing within these few pictures. It definitely does look more like Alien than Aliens. A game that I'm playing right now, and a game that's on the game of the year list, is Metro Last Light, I think if they made the game similar to that but even more of a survival horror (and I wouldn't necessarily consider Metro a survival horror), and slightly harder, it'd be great. I've always liked Alien/Aliens/Prometheus for its sci-fi, but I also really like the horror aspect and it's what helps the sci-fi atmosphere too. It has to have that great atmosphere. Oh, I hadn't thought about it, but is this next-gen? It must be.

ghost59
ghost59

this must be a fake 

hadlee73
hadlee73

To stay on the cautious side of the fence, the early screenshots of Colonial Marines also looked better than Colonial Marines :P

ESB
ESB

This means nothing, I still remember all the hype Colonial Marines got when they released that fake gameplay footage...

Garm31
Garm31

Leaked screens? Nothing gets leaked. Someone is gonna risk their job to do it? Bullshit! Let's hope its the games engine in the screens and not from a pre-rendered trailer.

yeah_28
yeah_28

"You, as Amanda, spend most if not all of the game on a single space station, according to our source. There's only one alien for "most" of the game, our source said; you'll mostly be shooting through "clones and soldiers."
 

Sometimes, it feels as if they actually want to make the game a failure on purpose.

Stiler
Stiler

Futhermore they need to realize, Aliens games shouldn't be treated as "action" run and gun games, but SURVIVAL HORROR. 


Something like Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Dead Space (1), etc.

Stiler
Stiler

I really hope they don't try and use Ripley's daugher, that goes against the lore set by the films and makes the impact of that on Ripley seem less meaningful, the point of it was that she had missed her daughter's life, growing up, etc. 


Going back and making Ripley's daughter fight against xenomorphs makes no sense and lessens the impact and meaning behind Ripley having missed out on her life.


yeah_28
yeah_28

ah those screens look so good, and just when they get it that stealth and suspense fit into an Alien game, and right when they understand the first movie was the better one, they make the game about shooting clones lol.

Games about the Alien universe are forever doomed it seems.

NightmareP3
NightmareP3

I love aliens so i'm looking for- *stops midsentence and looks back at the massive pile of shit left behinde by the previous aliens games* nevermind...

force_user1975
force_user1975

It'd be a game on Xbox One/PS4. Of course it's going to look better than Colonial Marines.

jack00
jack00

Ripley's Daughter... -facepalm-

Creative Assembly, the guys who made vikings battle for asgard ? -double face palm-

VoidSECT
VoidSECT

At least the focus on stealth and horror sound better than just another mindless shooter, however after the ACM i'll wait for reviews and watch some gameplay before jump in on this one.

Xx_DemonSoul_xX
Xx_DemonSoul_xX

Whatever... The screenshots and even the demo looked amazing before we all saw it was a steaming pile of dung upon release.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

And A:CM looked awesome before they nurfed it!

X-7
X-7

News flash guys! This game will suck. You know why? Because studios release half finished games and paid Betas like with BF4 and apparently Rome 2 and ACM. Welcome to next gen! This is the time to pay for increasingly crappy and derivative titles because they are based on winning formulas. Not because they are actually worth the $60 you shell out. I am so happy the Xbone and P*ss Sh*t 4 are out now. Now we can really be screwed by all devs becoming like Crytek and just focusing on making games perdy. Plus, now that they are out that means that PC will follow suit  since  why would they actually focus on making a good solid PC version. I love next gen.

elbauto
elbauto

Fuck You Gamespot. Everybody loved how A CM looked until it was went out...

jeffmonkey
jeffmonkey

After Gearbox made a mess all over my 2 days booked off work - to play Aliens Colonial Marines, I am so very nervous. 

No way will I pre-order - especially after creative Assembly released ROME 2 unfinished - I will wait for the reviews. if good will buy.

djpetitte
djpetitte

I still need to finish aliens CM.

NTM23
NTM23

@tsunami2311 


It was revealed in Aliens The Director's Cut that she had a daughter. Look it up on YouTube if you haven't seen it. Still, that's an aspect that sounds kind of stupid here. 

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@NTM23 don't forget ALIEN 3 uncut. Most people hate Alien 3 cause they saw the butchered theatrical cut. Alien 3 uncut is as good as ALien, Aliens, and Prometheus. 

ThePowerOfHAT
ThePowerOfHAT

@hadlee73 My first thought exactly.  Hell, gameplay demonstrations looked better than the final product as well.


I'm interested to see how this game turns out.  It'd be interesting if this actually turned out to play similarly to games like Amnesia or Penumbra, with combat essentially not being an option.  The notion of actually feeling like you're being stalked by a Xenomorph could be truly terrifying.


Then again, that's not to say that an action-focused Alien game can't be done.  The first two Aliens vs. Predator games did the franchise tons of justice; AvP2 in particular actually had a really interesting story and, more importantly, managed to be genuinely scary despite making the player feel empowered.  The more recent reboot didn't quite measure up when it came to gameplay or scares, however, and we all know how Colonial Marines turned out.  Perhaps it is a good time for the series to "go back to its roots" in a way.

ThePowerOfHAT
ThePowerOfHAT

@Stiler AvP2's marine campaign did this surprisingly well, though not quite to that extent.  It was still a solid action game for sure, but like some of Monolith's other titles (F.E.A.R., Condemned, etc.), it was far more focused on atmosphere and building tension, with those aspects punctuated with action.  I find that most "horro" games these days (Dead Space's sequels, the most recent Resident Evil games, etc.) tend to feel more like action games with some horror elements, and as a result, that focus on actually putting the player in a state of fear is lost.

roman4545
roman4545

@Stiler Sci-fi = anything is possible..  since when sci-fi make senses ?


Sci-fi can shape all vision to anything to the deepest imagination can conceive so that Alien game anything can happen !

force_user1975
force_user1975

@jack00 I loved Viking! That game had a ton of enemies on the screen at once and was a lot of fun. 

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

@X-7 Its not too late to get a Wii U and support a company thats still in for the gamers and constantly pushes out POLISHED,bug-free masterpieces that focuses on GAMEPLAY instead of trying to turn all of their fucking franchises into movies.

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

@ladies_man_xxx DNF still managed to be fun even if it was linear as fuck and didnt feel at all like the masterpiece that was Duke 3D. As a fan of AvP games Ive never bothered with ACM and never will.

NTM23
NTM23

@Dredcrumb9 


Eh, I liked it way more than the terrible Resurrection, but I still didn't like it all that much. I don't hate the movie, it's OK at best to me, but if I could, I'd rather consider it non-canon, but it has been made such an important part in the series that I can't rightfully consider it non-canon, and so for it, I don't want to (hopefully that makes sense and not too contradictory). I have Alien Anthology on Blu ray. That's fine that you think it's as good as the other three, and there are some that I have talked to that feel the same way, I won't argue against it, but I'm not one of the ones that loves it. 


For me, Alien and Aliens are equal, though if I really, REALLY had to choose, I'd probably say I like Alien a bit more, and then I think Prometheus comes third (or second, however you want to look at it), but it lacked great characters, or at least to me didn't have a great script. The dialogue in many areas was cringe worthy and the chemistry between some of the characters, from the actors, felt unbelievable. I liked Shaw, Danek, Vickers, and David, but they even had their problems.


In forth, Alien 3, and then... Well, Resurrection is as good as nothing to me, and perhaps even worse or equal to, and definitely not considered canon, is the AVP movies. Oh, if we're referring to setting only though, I still don't like three's compared to the first two, but it does heavily remind me of one of my favorite game settings, which is Butcher Bay, and for that, it gets a plus from me.

Stiler
Stiler

@ThePowerOfHAT@Stiler Yeah the Resident Evil series is a perfect example of this.

The first two RE games were great survival horror games built with great atmosphere and suspense. However with RE4 and the newer ones the series is less and less horror and more action, you lost that sense of dread/tension (which the Silent Hill series did better imo) a nd it's much more focused on the action element, which is what the Alien game should NOT be about.  


The gunplay should be that to help break up the suspense, but it should in no way be the "focus" or point of the game. 


If you played hte Amnesia games or something it should be more like that (but actually let you fight back against he creatures with weapons). However ht egame itself should focus more on storyline, survival and exploration.


NTM23
NTM23

@roman4545 Alien has always been more of a hard sci-fi than soft.