If, like me, you were too much of a scaredy pants to finish the game, boy, do I have news for you: Alien: Isolation is getting a digital series. All of the fun, none of the responsibility for keeping Amanda alive. Thank God.
I didn’t make it very far past the part of the game where you have to actually hide from the xenomorph, with the breath holding and such, but I enjoyed Alien: Isolation up until then, so I will probably watch this. Fox has teamed up with Reverse Engineering Studios and DVgroup to develop the seven-episode digital series. It apparently combines cut scenes from the game with new animation, and first-person game footage, to create a fully rounded story.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, Alien: Isolation takes place 15 years after the Nostromo space freighter disappears and you play as Amanda Ripley, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, who has come to the Sevastopol space station to investigate a lead in her quest to find her missing mother. Because this is the Alien franchise, shit gets real, and then you stop playing, because you’re a wuss.
All seven episodes of Alien: Isolation The Digital Series will debut on IGN today at 19:00 SAST.