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SEGA's Alien: Isolation Finally Goes Gold

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.

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  • Yuka
    Finally.

    Time to get for some Adult Diapers and play this game in one go.

    Cheers! xD
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  • spentshells
    wow deadspace with different aliens, great.....
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  • ikaz
    I don't even know why they still use the term "gone gold" I can't remember the last time a major game got released that didn't require a patch with in the first week of its release (most are day 1 patches). They should change it go gone bronze or something to denote they just finished up a enough where it should install but may not play with the 1 day patch.
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  • SteelCity1981
    cool and it runs at 1080p 60fps on the xbox one too! Can't wait to see what it looks like on my xbox one with that resolution and that many fps.
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  • velocityg4
    Too bad it works on the PS3 and XBox 360. That just means the graphics won't be as good as they could have been on the PC, PS4 and XBox One.
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  • iam2thecrowe
    wow deadspace with different aliens, great.....
    you mean deadspace is like Alien with different aliens (you realise Alien has been around a lot longer right?
    I never liked deadspace, i didnt see much in it, was quite dull. (maybe the sequels were better, dunno never bothered to play them).
    By the sounds of it this game brings a little more to the table, sounds interesting enough for me to give it a go. So long as its not full of custcenes as seems to be the norm for this genre lately. I want to play the game not watch a movie.....
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  • spentshells
    14143935 said:
    wow deadspace with different aliens, great.....
    you mean deadspace is like Alien with different aliens (you realise Alien has been around a lot longer right?
    I never liked deadspace, i didnt see much in it, was quite dull. (maybe the sequels were better, dunno never bothered to play them).
    By the sounds of it this game brings a little more to the table, sounds interesting enough for me to give it a go. So long as its not full of custcenes as seems to be the norm for this genre lately. I want to play the game not watch a movie.....

    Yeah but that style of game, game play they are describing along with the suspense in space... its been done and pretty well
    in deadspace 2. DS2 was far better than the original, I did not like the original either.

    If it can be resident evil spooky i might bite but after the last few aliens games IDK it feels like a pass to me.
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  • Shaun o
    Sega has it`s hand in this. I can only say after the mess a few months ago with ACM. I can only hope that this aliens spin off for most formats is, or has been done a lot better and is more polished. The AI and the graphics were terrible in ACM if anyone remembers. And Sega had a lot of flack for it mainly due to changing the design aspect from software house to software house. In the end different core aspects of that game like the AI, and graphics were changed a few times and more than one software house was used to create the overall game like I said the AI was done by one and the Graphics and engine by another software hose. It was a right fire storm. So I only hope Sega learned it`s lesson this time and finally got it right. Just something to think about before rushing out to buy it with sweaty hands. ACM was hyped to hell at the time. So I will sit on the fence before buying this if you excuse me.
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  • jerrspud

    If it can be resident evil spooky i might bite but after the last few aliens games IDK it feels like a pass to me.
    I think the first one was the best in the series. Nothing beats being in the creepy environment of the Ishimura.
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  • SkyBill40
    As bad as Colonial Marines was, it was still a decent entry into the franchise as it relates solely to gaming. Don't even get me started on how Fox signed off on the game's storyline being given the nod as official canon. That aside, I'm hoping that this game really shines and is a much richer, satisfying, and scarier addition to the list. Fans can only hope that CA's version leads to an even better sequel that makes us all forget about how truly bad CM was.

    I still can't believe I went so far as to pre-order CM. *facepalm*
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