New Alien: Isolation footage takes us 'behind the terror' of the new videogame sequel

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Mar 26, 2014, 6:04 PM EDT (Updated)

While we wait to see what Ridley Scott will cook up for his upcoming Prometheus sequel, fans still jonesing for some straight-up Alien action are in luck, thanks to an ambitious new videogame set after the events of the first film.

Dubbed Alien: Isolation, the new survival horror videogame will follow Ellen Ripley’s daughter Amanda as she is sent on a mission to find her missing mother, 15 years after the events of Alien. The game is meant to bridge the gap after the first film, and is chronologically set 42 years before Aliens, in 2137.

A new featurette called “Behind the Terror” digs deeper into the game’s development, which took advantage of an astounding three terabytes of designs, concept art and notes from the original film to help get the dirty, retro-future look (and horrifying freakiness) just right.

It’s interesting to hear Creative Lead Alistair Hope talk about ways they’re trying to make sure it's scary even when the aliens are nowhere around. It’s something the film absolutely nails, and if this game can capture even half of that magic, it should be one heck of a ride.

The game is set to hit shelves in the fourth quarter of 2014, for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Do you plan to check it out?

(Via Overclockers Club)