Posts Tagged ‘Aliens’
The release date for Alien: Isolation was recently announced by Sega & Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. The game is scheduled to be released on October 7th for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, & Xbox One. Alien: Isolation will try to bring terror of the classic film to the video game format as a First-Person Survival Horror game. Players will constantly be in peril as a Xenomorph will be pursuing you throughout the game. You must not only find solutions to problems you encounter, but you also find a way to survive.
Source: All Games Beta
Alien: Isolation (Multi) – Logo, Screenshots, Trailer, Developer Diary, & Offical Announcement Press Release
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – Jan. 7, 2014 – SEGA® of
America, Inc., SEGA® Europe, Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products today announced Alien: Isolation™, a thrilling first-person survival horror experience that will focus on capturing the horror and tension evoked by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic film. Developed by Creative Assembly, Alien: Isolation is due for release in late 2014 on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one
games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.
On a decommissioned trading station in the fringes of space, fear and panic have gripped the inhabitants. 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.
“In Alien: Isolation, we have taken the series back to the roots of Ridley Scott’s 1979 movie, the original survival horror,” said Alistair Hope, Creative Lead at Creative Assembly. “Our Alien is a truly terrifying creature, as intelligent as he is hostile, relentless, brutal and unstoppable. This is the Alien game fans of the series have always wanted.”
“Creative Assembly has created a truly incredible gaming experience, capturing perfectly the very core of what has made the Alien franchise remain relevant after 35 years,” said Jeffrey Godsick, president of Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. “This partnership has led to the creation of a game that is simply outstanding and sets the tone for what is to
come this year for the 35th anniversary of Alien.”
Alien: Isolation will be available in late 2014 for PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, PlayStation®3 system, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. Throughout 2014, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products will be honoring the milestone
35th anniversary with a yearlong celebration marking the
beginnings of the Alien legacy by releasing commemorative and
Source: All Games Beta
Earlier this week news broke that Sega & Gearbox were being sued over Aliens: Colonial Marines alleging false advertising. Sega basically no commented when questioned by Kotaku about the lawsuit saying:
“SEGA cannot comment on specifics of ongoing litigation, but we are confident that the lawsuit is without merit and we will defend it vigorously.”
The suit alleges that the two companies knowingly advertised Aliens: Colonial Marines using trailers, screenshots, and other promotional materials that were vastly different from the final product. The plaintiff is trying to get class action status for the lawsuit to get something back for people who bought the game prior to the revelation of the final product allegedly being nothing like the advertising. Gearbox told Kotaku:
“Attempting to wring a class action lawsuit out of a demonstration is beyond meritless. We continue to support the game, and will defend the rights of entertainers to share their works-in-progress without fear of frivolous litigation.”
My personal opinion is that Sega and Gearbox are going to have to pay out. Especially since the game is still being sold with misleading assets and advertisements. Now had Sega and Gearbox replaced the exisiting advertising with new assets, trailers, screenshots, etc. reflecting the actual gameplay instead of what was shown prior to release, perhaps they would be able to get away with it, but given the ****storm that has taken place surrounding the game, they are going to be hard pressed to prove they did nothing wrong in my opinion.