January 08, 2014 2:23pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Ripley's Daughter to Get the Spotlight in 'Alien: Isolation'
To date, she's never even officially appeared in any of the Alien movies, beyond a photograph glimpsed in Aliens, but Amanda Ripley -- the daughter Sigourney Weaver's character left behind to go on the ill-fated mission seen in the original Alien -- will finally get her day in the (synthetic) sun in the upcoming Alien: Isolation video game.
Taking place 15 years after Ridley Scott's original movie, Isolation follows the junior Ripley on an equally ill-dated mission to find her missing mother. Creative Assembly, the company behind the game, describes it as a "survival horror experience" in which "players find themselves in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger as an unpredictable, ruthless Xenomorph is stalking and killing deep in the shadows."
If it lives up to that, Alien: Isolation genuinely might be what Alistair Hope, creative lead on the project, promised would "the Alien game fans of the series have always wanted."
Published by Sega, Alien: Isolation will be available in late 2014 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC. Watch the trailer below.