A brand new trademark for something called Alien: Isolation popped up today, giving fans of the franchise hope that the memory of the disaster that was Aliens: Colonial Marines will soon be replaced by a decent video game.
According to the trademark filing, Twentieth Century Fox intends to use the Alien: Isolation mark for “computer game and video game software, [and] downloadable mobile software,” which makes it pretty clear that this is not the name of a new film. As is always the case with trademark applications, there is no official mention of who is developing Isolation, what platforms it will be released on, or any official details about the contents of the game.
Which brings us to the rumor portion today’s Alien: Isolation news. Kotaku is reporting that anonymous sources “familiar with goings-on at Sega” have told them that the game is being developed by Creative Assembly (the studio behind Total War), and that it is being targeted for a split-gen release sometime next year.
The unnamed source also revealed that Isolation is a first-person shooter that has players take the role of Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda. According to the unconfirmed report, the bulk of the game takes place on one space station where Amanda will battle a single alien and multiple “clones and soldiers.”
For now, consider everything except for the Alien: Isolation trademark as nothing more than rumors and speculation. We will keep an eye out for any official word from Twentieth Century Fox or Sega, and let you know as soon as anything is confirmed.