On Wednesday, SEGA and Creative Assembly revealed details concerning the "Survivor Mode" in the upcoming game Alien: Isolation. This was the mode we tested during E3 2014 back in June, which pits human against alien as players struggle to complete objectives using limited resources. The goal is to escape the level and beat the clock.
"This is the game in its purest form; it's you against the creature and it's against the clock. It was just fantastic watching players leave the demo with a strange mix of joy, terror and relief at simply surviving, before jumping back in and trying to tackle it in a different way to beat their time!" said Creative Lead Al Hope.
Alien: Isolation will ship with a Survivor Mode demo that includes one playable map, "Basement." After that, SEGA plans to launch the first of five Survivor Mode add-on packs on October 28. This pack will consist of three new maps, new objectives, a new playable character and "a variety of enemy types."
Eventually, SEGA will release four more map packs that have their own unique objectives to keep players on their toes. SEGA expects to ship all five map packs by March 2015.
For gamers who don't want to purchase the map packs separately, SEGA and Creative Assembly will also provide a Season Pass that grants access to all five add-on packs. This option will provide a discount up to 25 percent.
SEGA announced on September 9 that Alien: Isolation finally went gold. That means the game is complete and on track for an October 7 launch for Xbox consoles, PlayStation consoles and Windows PC. You can have a look at the system requirements for the Windows PC version here.
Alien: Isolation is a fist-person survival horror game taking place between Ridley Scott's 1979 Alien movie and James Cameron's 1986 sequel Aliens. Fifteen years have passed since Ripley disappeared in the escape pod, and her daughter, Amanda, leaves Earth in search of her mother. The trail leads to the Sevastopol space station, which is inhabited by a single Xenomorph.
"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," the game's description said. "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."
Are you ready for Alien: Isolation?