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SEGA have this week launched a new gameplay trailer for their upcoming first-person horror video game Alien: Isolation. Developed by The Creative Assembly, Isolation picks up where the classic 1979 Ridley Scott blockbuster Alien left off (give or take a decade's worth of silence from Ellen Ripley), as the daughter of Sigourney Weaver's beloved protagonist travels to the Sevastopol, a desolate space station, where she hopes to find answers about her thought-dead mother's sudden disappearance.
It should come as no great surprise to anyone who's experienced even a hint of the Alien films to know that Amanda Ripley isn't alone when she sets foot on the Sevastopol, nor does the xenomorph which precedes to slowly hunt her down have any intention of allowing her to set foot outside of the station ever again. That there's just one of the titular relentless extraterrestrial menaces to deal with this time around might initially sound comforting for those of us who gunned down countless aliens in the abysmal 2012 instalment Aliens: Colonial Marines, yet Creative Assembly are rightly elevating the creature back to the near-invulnerable physical state it possessed in the original movie. Unless the trailer (below) contains the only worthwhile moments of the game's entire main campaign (indeed, we've been burned too many times by SEGA's licensed efforts to trust them wholeheartedly at this juncture), Isolation looks to have all the makings of one of the most thrillingly terrifying video game experiences of 2014 (or, if we're lucky, of all-time).
Alien: Isolation chest-bursts its way onto Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC this October 7th.