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Alien: Isolation pre-order DLC available separately 'at a later date'

The Creative Assembly moved to answer concern regarding its newly revealed pre-order DLC for Alien: Isolation by confirming the content will be available separately after release. Earlier in the week, Sega revealed the content starring the cast of the original film would be tied to pre-orders,...

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Ellen Ripley leads Nostromo crew's return in Alien: Isolation's pre-order DLC

Sega revealed Sigourney Weaver and several members of the original Alien cast reunite in two missions from the upcoming Alien: Isolation. Temper your excitement, because Sega is making both missions pre-order bonuses, with one exclusive in the US to GameStop. Sega says all pre-orders come with...

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Alien: Isolation's challenge mode is a space-time conundrum

In addition to the main story-based campaign, Alien: Isolation features a separate time-based challenge mode that combines the game's space-based scares with an inherent need to get a move on. In the E3 demo I played today, the Xbox One build tasked me with escaping an area while a timer ticked...

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Sounds of Alien: Isolation dev diary features terrifying vegetables

We're going to have garden-themed nightmares thanks to this sound design-focused Alien: Isolation dev diary, which reveals that stomping on ripe vegetables sounds suspiciously similar to an alien sinking its teeth into people. And here we were just getting over our fear of asparagus. [Image:...

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Challenges and comparisons: The monsters that hunt Alien Isolation

The Creative Assembly has been forced to make a number of changes in order to realize the vision for Alien: Isolation. After successful pitches to both Sega and 20th Century Fox, the developer turned to recruitment, ensuring it added new members to its team that were capable of crafting the exact...

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Overheard@GDC 2014: What being hunted in Alien Isolation sounds like

The Creative Assembly is clear that its new game, Alien: Isolation, is a survival horror game directly inspired by Ridley Scott's 1979 classic film, Alien. That means there are no big, James Cameron-developed pulse rifles. No gruff marines. Just you, Amanda Ripley, attempting to survive. In...

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In space, no one can hear your screens of Alien: Isolation

The Alien: Isolation environmental artists are clearly having a lot of fun evoking the 1979 vibe of the Ridley Scott film. Check out that curved brown piping on the wall, the clunky radios, the inset screens with their blocky displays. Also, as June reminds us, in 1979 pants hadn't been invented...

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Alien: Isolation unveiled as survival horror with roots in 1979 film [update]

Sega officially unveiled The Creative Assembly's Alien game as Isolation, a first-person survival horror for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC that's due for release in the second half of 2014. The long-speculated game has been in development at the British studio for just over three years,...

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Bringing 1979's hide and seek horror to 2014 with Alien: Isolation

Sega and The Creative Assembly christened Alien: Isolation, very deliberately. As shown to me last month, the first-person survival horror is intrinsically tied to the 1979 film that spawned the Alien franchise. That bond patently includes the look and feel of Ridley Scott's classic, but also a...

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Former rivals Creative Assembly, Relic find 'kinship' on the battleground

Previously competitors in a niche genre space, The Creative Assembly and the formerly THQ-owned studio Relic Entertainment are now under the same umbrella at Sega. This has fostered a "kinship," The Creative Assembly's studio communications manager, Al Bickham, says – a kinship largely fueled...

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