Alien: Isolation
A look at the game's sole alien Xenomorph SEGA

SEGA has officially announced Alien: Isolation, confirming a number of rumours about the long-rumoured new tie-in to the sci-fi horror franchise.

Isolation will take place 15 years after the events of the first film and follow the daughter of film heroine Ellen Ripley, who was played by Sigourney Weaver.

The game is due for release late 2014 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

"When she left Earth, Ellen Ripley promised her daughter Amanda she would return home for her 11th birthday. Amanda never saw her again," reads an official synopsis.

"Fifteen years later, Amanda, now a Weyland-Yutani employee, hears that the flight recorder of her mother's ship, the Nostromo, has been recovered at the remote trading station Sevastopol.

"The temptation for her to finally understand what happened is too much to resist. When the crew arrive at Sevastopol, they find something is desperately wrong. It all seems to be connected to an unknown menace, stalking and killing deep in the shadows.

"In order to uncover the truth about her mother, Amanda is forced to confront the same terrifying thing that separated them."


Isolation represents a drastic change in tone from previous Alien games, which fell more in line with the action-packed Aliens sequel directed by James Cameron in 1986 than Ridley Scott's 1979 original.

Last year another tie-in from SEGA, Aliens: Colonial Marines, was torn apart by critics for its sloppy design and the game courted controversy over whether it faked in-game footage used for advertising purposes.

This new game – being developed at Creative Assembly – will be more of a survival horror, with a lone alien Xenomorph stalking players through the game's single player story.

Prior to the game's official announcement, an entry on the Xbox Games Store leaked details of the game. The entry included plot details, the screenshot above and mentioned a co-operative mode for up to four players.