Ripley's Daughter to Get the Spotlight in 'Alien: Isolation'

Alien Isolation Amanda Ripley Art - H 2013
<p>Alien Isolation Amanda Ripley Art - H 2013</p>   |   Creative Assembly/SEGA
The new video game fills in gaps between the first two "Alien" movies.

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."

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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.