SEGA announced on Tuesday that the upcoming first-person survival horror game Alien: Isolation has gone gold. That means the game is fully cooked and ready to be served up to PC gamers, Xbox 360/One console owners and PlayStation 3/4 customers on October 7, 2014. SEGA also unleashed a new video to celebrate the golden event, which you can see below.
The game tries to capture the essence that made Ridley Scott's Alien movie (1979) so darn edge-of-your-seat scary. There's no run-and-gun action as seen with other games in the franchise but a slow crawl as players struggle to stay out of sight in order to remain alive.
"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. 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," SEGA's press release said.
Back in July, SEGA revealed that Alien: Isolation would have exclusive content for customers who pre-purchase the game. The pre-purchase content will be in the form of two downloadable missions that allow players to relive classic scenes from the Alien movie. The content will even include the voices of actors/actresses that starred in the original such as Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley) and Tom Skerritt (Dallas).
Further, GameStop will provide another downloadable mission called "Last Survivor" to those who pre-purchase the game in-store. The mission begins during the scene when Ripley is trying to escape using the Narcissus shuttle. The object is to navigate through the Nostromo, hit the self-destruct button, and then retrace the steps back to the shuttle.
We took a little stroll through Alien: Isolation during E3 2014. As noted, the game takes place between the initial, classic movie and James Cameron's Aliens (1986) -- 15 years after Ripley's run-in with the single Xenomorph. Her daughter, Amanda, goes searching for her mother and winds up on the Sevastopol space station, which is inhabited by another Xenomorph.