Following the quick glimpse of Alien: Isolation during Nintendo’s line-up of upcoming releases, Nintendo have now uploaded an announcement trailer to YouTube!
When she left Earth, Ellen Ripley promised her daughter Amanda she would return home for her 11th birthday. Amanda never saw her again. Fifteen years later, Amanda, now a Weyland-Yutani employee, hears that the flight recorder of her mother’s ship, the Nostromo, has been recovered at the remote trading station Sevastopol. When the crew arrive at Sevastopol, they find something is desperately wrong: it all seems to be connected to an unknown menace, stalking and killing deep in the shadows. Alien: Isolation arrives on Nintendo Switch in 2019.
Unfortunately, it’s just cut scenes and there’s no indication of how the gameplay will actually look. But we now know that Feral Interactive will be handling the Nintendo Switch release of Isolation!
Feral Interactive are a UK based developer who specalize in porting games across to Mac and Linux, and more recently the Switch. The company has a close relationship with both Sega and Creative Assembly, and they’ve previously handled MacOS and Linux ports of Alien: Isolation for Sega.
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Update 12/06/2019: Feral Interactive has officially sent out a full press release (via Nintendo Everything) in regards to the port, and shining a light on some of the Switch features they’re aiming to take advantage of for Alien: Isolation!
Feral Interactive today announced that Alien: Isolation, the AAA survival horror game, is coming to Nintendo Switch. Originally developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA, Alien: Isolation won multiple awards, and was critically acclaimed for its tense, atmospheric gameplay and fidelity to the production values of the iconic 20th Century Fox film, Alien.
In an original story set fifteen years after the events of the film, players take on the role of Ellen Ripley’s daughter Amanda, who seeks to discover the truth behind her mother’s disappearance. Marooned aboard the remote space station Sevastopol with a few desperate survivors, players must stay out of sight, and use their wits to survive as they are stalked by the ever-present, unstoppable Alien.
Sevastopol Station is a labyrinthine environment that contains hundreds of hidden items that provide clues to the station’s catastrophic decline. As they explore, players will crawl through air vents, scope out hiding places, scavenge for resources, and deploy tech in a life-or-death struggle to outthink the terrifying Alien, whose unpredictable, dynamic behaviour evolves after each encounter.
Alien: Isolation on Nintendo Switch will feature technologies such as gyroscopic aiming and HD rumble to immerse players in its terrifying world wherever they play.