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Ripley’s Daughter Takes Over Xenomorph-Killing Mantle From Mom In Alien: Isolation Video Game

THIS IS FOR REAL MAKO

Can you hear me screaming? Well, we’re not in outer-space so you must be able to. But am I screaming in fear or excitement? 

BOTH! I mean…Ripley’s DAUGHTER?! Fighting xenomorphs?!? It’s a dream come true!

Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror game from Sega and British studio Creative Assembly, in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, which takes place 15 years after the first Alien film. Here’s the official synopsis:

When she left Earth, Ellen Ripley promised her daughter Amanda she would return home for her 11th birthday. Amanda never saw her again.

Fifteen years later, Amanda, now a Weyland-Yutani employee, hears that the flight recorder of her mother’s ship, the Nostromo, has been recovered at the remote trading station Sevastopol. The temptation for her to finally understand what happened is too much to resist.  When the crew arrive at Sevastopol, they find something is desperately wrong. It all seems to be connected to an unknown menace, stalking and killing deep in the shadows.

In order to uncover the truth about her mother, Amanda is forced to confront the same terrifying thing that separated them.

Yes, this horror…

Oh god, oh god, oh god, oh god…

Here’s a bit more on what to expect from the new game via the press release, “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.”

The game’s release comes in conjunction with the 35th anniversary of the franchise and will be part of “a yearlong celebration marking the beginnings of the Alien legacy by releasing commemorative and fan-favorite products.” Check out the gameplay trailer and a developer diary on the official Alien: Isolation YouTube. And here’s the pertinent release info: “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.”

Besides being incredibly excited to get the Alien game I’ve basically always wanted, with a potentially badass lady protagonist, and expand on the mythology I love so much, I was also happy to see the PR firm that reached out to us knew what they’re doing. They wrote, “There was an error in reporting earlier today about a feature of the game stating multiplayer and co-op features for Alien: Isolation. There will be no help, no solace, no escape from the Universe’s deadliest killer.”

Bring it on.

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."