Alien: Isolation coming from The Creative Assembly and Sega, stars Ripley's daughter

Microsoft has outed Alien: Isolation, confirming long-standing rumors about the sci-fi horror game from Total War developer The Creative Assembly.

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UPDATE - Sega has confirmed that Alien: Isolation will come to PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One in late 2014. The Creative Assembly calls it "survival horror," and it's going back to its roots by only presenting one of the titular aliens to avoid. ORIGINAL STORY - Microsoft appears to have now confirmed long-standing rumors about the next game set in the Aliens universe. Titled Alien: Isolation, the game is said to star the daughter of series protagonist Ellen Ripley as she attempts to investigate her mother's disappearance. A listing on the Xbox Live Marketplace spills the details:
"Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Fifteen years after the events of Alien, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda enters a desperate battle for survival, on a mission to unravel the truth behind her mother's disappearance. As Amanda, you will navigate through an increasingly volatile world as you find yourself confronted on all sides by a panicked, desperate population and an unpredictable, ruthless Alien. Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive."
The listing also names The Creative Assembly as the developer, and Sega as the publisher. All of that aligns with a Kotaku report from October, which apparently correctly identified the title, studio, and basic plot details. Some environmental screenshots also leaked in December, as reported by Eurogamer, and four of the Marketplace shots are the same. This only outs it for the 360, of course, but it seems unlikely that this would be exclusive to the platform.

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    January 7, 2014 7:15 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Alien: Isolation confirmed by Xbox Live Marketplace.

    Microsoft has outed Alien: Isolation, confirming long-standing rumors about the sci-fi horror game from Total War developer The Creative Assembly.

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      January 7, 2014 7:44 AM

      Please be good
      Please be good
      Please be good

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      January 7, 2014 8:14 AM

      Teaser Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF85LNxj1-U#t=0 YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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        January 7, 2014 8:39 AM

        ooooooh that looks good

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        January 7, 2014 8:50 AM

        Damn that looks good, but I will piss all over myself if I play that game.

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          January 7, 2014 8:55 AM

          plastic sheets on the couch.

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          January 7, 2014 9:27 AM

          I remember the first AvP came with a voucher for a free pair of underwear.

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        January 7, 2014 8:54 AM

        you play as ripleys daughter? cool

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        January 7, 2014 9:32 AM

        It reminds me of the trailer for Soma. That is a good thing.

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        January 7, 2014 9:39 AM

        I worry this is going to be an Amnesia clone. Those play patterns don't feel very appropriate to the universe.

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        January 7, 2014 9:41 AM

        DO WANT NOW

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        January 7, 2014 10:03 AM

        Hopefully this will be as badass as Aliens: Colonial Marines.

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        January 7, 2014 10:35 AM

        Looks like it has potential. Good graffix too!

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        January 7, 2014 11:31 AM

        Doom 3 engine looks like. Oh and the Promethus BOMMMM

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        January 7, 2014 3:30 PM

        Wow, that looks intense! Cool stuff.

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      January 7, 2014 8:20 AM

      Wow ... that looks promising!

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      January 7, 2014 8:34 AM

      The story has been updated with official details from Sega. It's coming to PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One in late 2014.

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      January 7, 2014 8:36 AM

      A survival horror Aliens game? For the love of god CA don't screw this up!

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      January 7, 2014 8:37 AM

      The vid looks PIMP \m/, I am in.

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      January 7, 2014 8:45 AM

      Fool me once...

      But here's hoping!

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      January 7, 2014 8:47 AM

      Color me...scared. I don't think I could make it through that one haha

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      January 7, 2014 9:22 AM

      Gameplay preview from CVG: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O5rRm1RquA

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      January 7, 2014 9:38 AM

      oh god. make this like amnesia or something and we win.

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      January 7, 2014 9:58 AM

      Creative Assembly has yet to give me evidence that they are capable of making a full fledged game that's not flawed with bugs.

      Total War is conceptually excellent and for what it is was a good game. However the studio has not matured and refined the series despite frequent regular releases. Other than Shogun 2 and Rome/Medieval 2, the series has been slowly degrading.

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      January 7, 2014 10:02 AM

      Please Please Please Please Please Please Please don't fucking suck!!!

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      January 7, 2014 10:32 AM

      Awesome, not an exclusive title!

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      January 7, 2014 10:36 AM

      Nah, im good. Fuck Alien! Especially after that douchebaggery they released which was supposedly "canon". LMFAO.
      Anyway......

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      January 7, 2014 4:29 PM

      not falling for this bullshit again

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      January 7, 2014 7:23 PM

      Trailer looks awesome... but then again, so did the Colonial Marines one lol
      but those guys sound like they know where they are heading.... really hope so!!

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      January 7, 2014 11:57 PM

      I just came here to be horny about this. Sup guys, who else got a nice lil chubber over this.

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        January 8, 2014 12:30 AM

        Hice

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        January 8, 2014 12:43 AM

        I am tentatively in undies, but no chub-action until it solidifies into actual high-praise reviews. By EG.

        Also, stick around mate!

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      January 8, 2014 12:52 AM

      Alien not Aliens, this could be really good as a survival type game.

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      January 9, 2014 12:06 AM

      Since there is no Wii U version to be done, it's on my lists for PC.

      But only if it is a good game, and not shite like Randy Pitchford's Colonial Marines.

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