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Creative Assembly and SEGA have released a new trailer today focusing on how the UK studio has recreated the 70s atmosphere from Alien in their upcoming game, Alien: Isolation. Be sure to watch the trailer below.

Aliens director James Cameron has made some rare comments in a “Ask Me Anything” interview on Reddit.com a few days ago. He discussed all sorts of things including the upcoming Avatar and Terminator sequels and of course the Alien series popped up in some questions. He says that Prometheus looked good but it didn’t really make sense in the continuity. He also mentions his plans for Alien 5 back in the early 2000s, just before 20th Century Fox decided to make Alien vs Predator. We still don’t know what his pitch for Alien 5 would have been though.

How did you feel about what Prometheus contributes to the Alien story arc? And which is your favourite movie?

Interesting. I thought it was an interesting film. I thought it was thought provoking and beautifully, visually mounted, but at the end of the day it didn’t add up logically. But I enjoyed it, and I’m glad it was made. I liked it better than the previous two Alien sequels… And it was done in native 3D and I’m a big fan of Native 3D done by directors who embrace it as an art form, like Ridley, Scorsese, Ang Lee.

Were you asked to do Alien 3? What happened with Alien 5? And would you consider working on the Prometheus sequels?

[Fox and I] never talked about Alien 3. I don’t remember the timing exactly, but I might have been making The Abyss at that time, also for Fox. What came up was the idea of doing Alien 5, and at one point I pitched that I would write it and produce it, and Ridley would direct it, and we had lunch talking about this, and we were in violent agreement, then nothing happened. What happened was Fox went ahead with Aliens Vs Predator, and I said “I really don’t recommend that, you’ll ruin the franchise, it’s like Universal doing Dracula versus the Werewolf,” and then I lost interest in doing an Alien film. But Prometheus is seen as the A-level alien, as opposed to rather, the derivative. I don’t think I have anything to offer on the Prometheus sequels, that’s Ridley’s, I think I’ll stick to the Avatar universe.

Thanks to Xenomorphine for the news.

This weekend the miniature wargames convention known as Salute 2014 is taking place in South London. Prodos Games, the company behind the upcoming Alien vs. Predator – The Miniatures Game, was there to show off their prototypes:

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Not many pictures have appeared online yet but you can view more pictures at these galleries: 2D6 Games, IMGURGMorts Chaotica , Blood of Kittens(much better quality pictures here) and Dear Tony Blair. Thanks to Tex for the links.

The second Alien: Isolation podcast by Creative Assembly has been published today. This time, the team behind Alien: Isolation gives a detailed insight into the sound and music of the game and answer several questions from fans. Be sure to listen to the full podcast below.

A new DLC for Call of Duty: Ghosts, entitled Devastation, has been released on X360 and Xbox One today for $14.99/£11.59.  This DLC allows the player to become a Predator in a jungle map called Ruins. The map is described as “a mountaintop Mayan ruin overrun by the jungle, Ruins’ skyline is dominated by an ominous volcano on the brink of eruption. This map blends the verticality of a dominant temple with tight subterranean sections.”

You can watch gameplay footage of the Predator character below:

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Sega and Creative Assembly have released a new behind-the-scenes feature for Alien: Isolation today, this time focused around the score and sound design of the game. The trailer contains new gameplay footage as well as interviews with the developers, be sure to watch it below.

Our good friends over at Titan Books have provided AvPGalaxy with 3 copies of the new re-print of Alan Dean Foster’s Alien novelization:

“The crew of the Nostromo, a commercial deep-space mining ship, investigates a mysterious signal. Landing on planet LV-426, they discover a massive extraterrestrial and a nest of strange eggs. They bring back to the ship an Alien which, as it grows, stalks and picks off the crew, one-by-one, until only Ellen Ripley remains.”

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To win a copy you need to be a registered member of AvPGalaxy, have an account on Twitter and answer this following question – In the theatrical release of Alien which of the Nostromo crew was the last to be killed by the Alien before the ship self-destructed?:

  1. Dallas
  2. Parker
  3. Lambert

Think you know the correct one? Then Tweet us your answer on Twitter! The competition closes at 12pm GMT on the 11th of April. Winners will be picked at random from the entries with the correct answer. There are no location restrictions on this competition. The novelization is officially available for purchase 17 April 2014 ($7.19/£6.49).

Get a load of this magnificent creation. Sideshow Collectibles will release this Alien ‘Big Chap’ Legendary Scale Bust in November 2014 and it’s available to preorder on their website now for a cool $399.99 (£241). It’s a 1:2 scale bust and Sideshow have created it to match H.R. Giger’s original creature design.

Sideshow Collectibles Alien Big Chap Bust - Sideshow Collectibles Alien 'Big Chap' Bust

Sideshow will also be releasing an Alien Warrior Legendary Scale Bust in July 2014 costing $360 (£217). This one is based around the alien designs from James Cameron’s Aliens. Either way, they both look terrific. Thanks to Vark for the news.

If you have any burning questions about the upcoming reboot to the Aliens, Predator, AvP and Prometheus comic series’, AliensversusPredator.net is having a fan-contributed Q&A with Dark Horse about them. 

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Head over to their site and post your questions in their comments and their Q&A with Dark Horse will be posted a few days later. The new Dark Horse comics will be released in June/July 2014 with Chris Roberson writing the new Aliens series, Chris Sebela writing Aliens vs. Predator, Joshua Williamson on Predators, and Paul Tobin writing Prometheus.

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An official art book for Alien: Isolation has been now revealed via Amazon. The book, named The Art of Alien: Isolation, will be available from September 30, 2014 and will feature 176 pages worth of art. You can pre-order it at Amazon for $29.59/£19.38.

“The Art of ALIEN: ISOLATION is a high-end art book featuring over 300 images from the latest game in the critically and commercially acclaimed Alien franchise. Taking players back to the survival horror atmosphere of the first film, ALIEN: ISOLATION features Amanda Ripley as the hero trying to survive on a decommissioned space station. The Art of ALIEN: ISOLATION is the ultimate gallery of the eagerly anticipated game, featuring extensive concept and development art, and creator and artist commentary throughout.”

alienisolationartbook - The Art of Alien: Isolation Available for Pre-order

Thanks to space jockey for the news.

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