Originally Published on the Official Blast Away the Game Review Facebook Page
Written by Dustin Murphy
For many people whom have gotten their hands on the franchise known as ALIEN have a lot to be excited for with October quickly approaching. Why is this? The latest entry into the ALIEN universe created by Ridley Scott through his impeccable ability as a director, we are about to witness the events that pick up shortly after Ellen’s adventure in the NOSTROMO after an incident occurred on the planet LV-424. With the title we have learned that the game, at its core, will be a horror survival. The player will not be able to kill the Alien that is hunting them, and will be forced to evade it’s learning tactics, and adapt to them as well. With this game being what it is, we have also learned that the titles Survivor Mode is officially announced and will be getting additional content through the add-on packs that will be available through the games Season Pass, which is now available from GameStop for those in North America.
The Survivor Mode was revealed earlier this year at E3 and was well received by fans who witnessed the game mode for the first time. This mode will challenge players to participate in a one-to-one confrontation with the games enemy, the Xenomorph, which will hunt them deep within the core of the Sevastopol Station. This hunt is not going to be easy, and will test the steadfastness of anyone who dares to take on the creature. Why? Resources will be limited on each map, and with a hunter such as the Alien on the loose, players will need to take advantage of everything that can be gathered up. While doing this, players will be completing objectives, which will be unique to each scenario, and will help lead to their overall escape from the Xenomorph.
“At this year’s E3 and a number of subsequent events, we put the Survivor Mode demo into the hands of the world’s press and consumers and the reception was incredible,” said Al Hope, Creative Lead on Alien: Isolation. “This is the game in its purest form; it’s you against the creature and it’s against the clock. It was just fantastic watching players leave the demo with a strange mix of joy, terror and relief at simply surviving, before jumping back in and try to tackle it in a different way to beat their time!”
The title itself will have a Survivor Mode demo on a single map called ‘Basement’. The map will allow players to test the mode and see what the talk is about, which will undoubtedly, not disappoint. For those getting the season pass or interested in each content separately, the DLC will start releasing on October 28th, and will allow players to enjoy the first of five add-on packs available for the mode. Players also will be able to purchase the Season Pass in order to obtain more content for the overall game which will allow players to set objectives, challenges, and even access a new playable character and experience a very of enemy types that will try and stop the player between each of the escape points hunted.
For More information regarding the title, check out the trailer via the link below or read the statement from SEGA regarding this title below!
Also available to purchase from launch will be the Alien: Isolation Season Pass, offering access to all five Survivor Mode add-on packs, at up to a 25% discount. All add-on content packs are scheduled to be released by March 2015.
Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror game capturing the fear and tension evoked by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic film. 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. Under-powered and under-prepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.
Alien: Isolation will be available from October 7, 2014, for Xbox One the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Windows PC, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
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*For Xbox One and Xbox 360, this is a purchase of an Xbox Gift Card equivalent in value to the Alien: Isolation Season Pass. The customer may redeem the value to download the Season Pass, or for other content available from the Xbox Live Marketplace.