So this is how Ripley's daughter fits into that Alien: Isolation videogame sequel

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Jan 27, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

The upcoming videogame Alien: Isolation looks to be one of the purest sequels we’ve seen in a while to the Alien franchise, and now we know how Ripley’s daughter gets pulled into the xenomorph action.

Alien: Isolation community manager Nee N spoke with Kitguru about the project and spilled some major story details that help set up Amanda Ripley’s journey. Basically, this story is set 15 years after Alien, and Amanda is working for Weyland-Yutani. But things go crazy when they discover the long-lost flight recorder from the Nostromo. Yeah, this sounds intriguing.

Here’s an excerpt from his comments:

"The game is set fifteen years after the events of Alien, and Amanda has grown up, always wondering what has happened to her mother. She's currently working for Weyland-Yutani and is approached by an employee of the company, Samuels, to say that they‘ve found the black box flight recorder, ejected from the Nostromo in the moments before its destruction … It’s on a station called Sevastopol and Samuels offers Amanda the chance to go with them and to unlock the secret of what happened to her mother.”

This game is generating quite a bit of buzz, and the more we see, the more it sounds like they’ve taken great efforts to honor and enrich the original canon. Heck, the studio even worked with the developers to offer up unreleased materials to help with the set and vehicle designs. So, yeah, it should definitely have that Alien look. What do you think?

The game is set to be released in late 2014 for PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. 

(Via Coming Soon)