My Life with SEGA both loves and fears Alien: Isolation for Playstation 3

On the latest episode of My Life with SEGA, rather than stepping back in time, we’re going to check out the newest title from SEGA and The Creative AssemblyAlien: Isolation. Developed in-house and released last week to PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC, Alien: Isolation takes a different approach when it comes to what players have come to expect from Alien franchise video games. For starters, it’s not a first person shooter! Instead, The Creative Assembly have cooked up a first person survival horror game that is very much in line with the tone of the original Alien film directed by Ridley Scott. How does SEGA’s latest Alien outing fare? Check out the video to find out!

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SEGAbits Plays Episode #4: Alien: Isolation

SEGAbits Plays returns with a brand new game from SEGA and The Creative Assembly, Alien: Isolation! In this episode, George takes Barry into outer space where Amanda Ripley uses whatever she has at her disposal to duck, dodge, and fight a lone xenomorph. A killer alien isn’t the only enemy out there, as George and Barry encounter dangling electrical wires, annoying old bald men, and trigger happy humans.

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SEGA and The Creative Assembly announce Total War: Attila at EGX London 2014 – game to release in 2015

SEGA and The Creative Assemblyhave unveiled a new Total War title, Total War: Attila, at this years EGX London event. Described as “challenging” and designed for “Total War veterans”, Total War: Attila will obviously feature Attila the Hun, leader of the Hunnic Empire, and his one million horsemen. At the height of his reign, his control stretched from the Ural River to the Rhine River and from the Danube River to the Baltic Sea. Eurogamer, which went hands-on with the game, describes how diseases will play a part in the game. The cleaner and healthier a city you have, the less a chance you have of facing disease. The spread of disease will affect player’s soldiers, which will impact their performance in battle. Other features include a region overlay which provides regional details like wealth and disposition, the return of the family tree (a feature missing from Rome II), and dynamic fire, a new weapon which allows buildings to burn and fires to spread.

Total War: Attila is expected to release next year, and we’re certain a press release is on the way. In the meantime, enjoy the above trailer and get ready to welcome Attila into your homes.

Update: The official site for the game is live, check it out and learn more about the latest Total War title.

Update 2: Press release, screenshots, cover art, and concept art after the break.

Update 3: SEGAbits forum member JRcade19 spotted a mention on the SEGA Blog that the game is due for release in 2015 on Windows PC and Mac. An interesting development, given traditionally PC and Mac releases of SEGA titles are years apart.

SEGA releases new screens and a trailer for Alien: Isolation

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The Alien: Isolation news continues to pour in, as SEGA has released five new screens and a trailer dubbed “Survive”, just in time for E3. The trailer, which can be seen here, highlights the game’s survival gameplay and creepy atmosphere. The fire effects are looking phenomenal, and the game itself is shaping up to be very true to the original film. Expect our hands-on impressions and a developer interview soon as we continue to report live from E3.

Alien: Isolation developer interview highlights a new time challenge mode

 

Game Trailers have uploaded an E3 developer interview featuring The Creative Assembly’s Alistair Hope answering questions during in-game footage of the upcoming Alien: Isolation. Hope highlights the game’s lonely atmosphere, the emphasis on survival and puzzles, and reveals a new time challenge mode. The game is looking great thus far, and those who fear another Aliens: Colonial Marines need only to watch the footage and remember that this is an internally developed SEGA title, not another Gearbox Software effort.

SEGAbits writers will be hitting the show floor of E3 today, playing Alien: Isolation and interviewing the developers, so expect our own impressions soon!

New Alien: Isolation trailer shows how the cast was created

The latest trailer for Alien: Isolation gives us another look behind the scenes of the game. This time they show how they cast real people for the characters in the game along with the methods they used to capture their likenesses. Mo-cap is used for the animation as well.

We’re also shown some new footage of the cutscenes along with some more info on the plot and world.

Alien: Isolation release date announced – get ready to not be heard in space on October 7th

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SEGA of America and SEGA Europe have announced the release date of the upcoming Creative Assembly title Alien: Isolation! Fans can expect to get their hands on the game on October 7th, 2014 on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, Playstation 3, and Windows PC. Hey, just in time for the Halloween season! Via a press release from SEGA, Alistair Hope, Creative Lead at Creative Assembly had this to say of the game’s release: “We couldn’t be happier to finally announce a date for Alien: Isolation, the reaction we have seen so far has been simply incredible, from the screams and shrieks to the cold sweats and racing hearts. It’s the Alien game that we’ve always wanted to play and we can’t wait to let everyone get their hands on it this fall.”

View the full press release after the break.

Alien: Isolation screenshot shows off freakishly large Alien

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It hasn’t been long since the last batch of screenshots for Alien: Isolation by The Creative Assembly that SEGA are already rolling out some new screenshots featuring the universe’s deadliest killer. This time we get to see the titular antagonist sheer size as he appears hunched back and wandering through the space station Sevastopol for the protagonist, Amanda Ripley. But that’s not all as we also get confirmation for the first time that androids will be appearing and one poor individual seemingly to have come face to face with the Xenomorph. Hit the jump to see all the new screenshots.

SEGA officially reveals Alien: Isolation – trailer, official site, and platforms revealed


 
Following the appearance of the game on the Xbox Marketplace, The Creative Assembly’s Alien: Isolation has now been officially revealed by SEGA. As expected, the game is due to release on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC in late 2014. No mention of the Wii U, so that platform is likely not to see the game. The official site for the game is also live at AlienIsolation.com, and gameplay footage of the game has begun to appear online, which you can see after the break. Once you take all the materials in, let us know what you think of the game!

Alien: Isolation details appear on Xbox Marketplace – cover art revealed

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Several new details for SEGA’s upcoming game Alien: Isolation, developed in-house by The Creative Assembly, appeared on the Xbox Marketplace today. We now know for certain that The Creative Assembly is behind the game (though we pretty much knew this since May 2012), and that the game falls under the “Action & Adventure, Shooter” genre with an “M” rating in the United States. Features confirmed so far are pretty much expected, with content downloads and online leaderboards. The cover art shown is for the Xbox 360, so that platform is confirmed, and we’ll likely also see a release on the PS3 as well as the Xbox One and PS4. A Wii U version is unknown at this time, but given the fate of Aliens: Colonial Marines on Wii U, Alien: Isolation‘s Wii U appearance is questionable. Best of all, we have a lengthy synopsis:

Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Fifteen years after the events of Alien™, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda enters a desperate battle for survival, on a mission to unravel the truth behind her mother’s disappearance. As Amanda, you will navigate through an increasingly volatile world as you find yourself confronted on all sides by a panicked, desperate population and an unpredictable, ruthless Alien. Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.

It sounds exciting, and those who know The Creative Assembly should know that we should probably not fear another Aliens: Colonial Marines. What are your thoughts on the game? Sound off below, or in our dedicated forum topic.

Total War: Rome 2 Gets a Release Date, Pre-order DLC and a Collector’s Edition

While we’ve already seen a whole bunch of neat stuff from Total War: Rome 2, there have been no details for when people can actually play the game. So today SEGA revealed on their blog that the global release date is September 3rd, 2013 for both digital stores like Steam and retail.

Of course, a game launch wouldn’t be complete without some pre-order DLC, which the above video shows off. This DLC is called the Greek States Culture Pack and will feature three new factions: Epirus, Athens and Sparta. This will be available on Steam on the same day as the full game for those who pre-order it. SEGA also revealed a pricey Collector’s Edition for the game, hit the jump to see what it includes.

Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Gold Edition Trailer

Check out the trailer for Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Gold Edition. The Gold Edition features the original SHOGUN 2 game plus both ‘Rise of the Samurai’ and ‘Fall of the Samurai’ expansion packs. In total the game includes 25 playable factions, over 200 unit types and spans 800 years of Japanese history! Total War: Shogun 2 – Gold Edition is out now for PC.

(Also note The Creative Assembly has a new logo!)

SEGA announces Total War SHOGUN 2 – Gold Edition

SEGA is fast becoming the king of real-time strategy games. Prior to the announcement of buying Relic, SEGA announced a Gold Edition of Total War SHOGUN 2. The release is set to include SHOGUN 2 (2011) and the expansions Rise of The Samurai (2011) and Fall of The Samurai (2012). Total War SHOGUN 2 Gold Edition is described as “a stunning collection that contains the entire saga from start to finish, and features hundreds of hours of award-winning strategy gaming.” So if you have yet to pick up the game, the Gold Edition sounds like an incredible all-in-one package. The game will be available at retailers from March 5th. After the break, check out the box art.

The Creative Assembly’s up and coming Alien game listed for future consoles

It seems that the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 is not the only console that the Creative Assembly’s Alien game is coming to. According to a recent job listing in which the developer is looking for a multiplayer/gameplay programmer to help create “a AAA multi-platform title on current and future generation consoles set in the Alien universe” This implication of future consoles could mean the successor to the Xbox 360/Playstation 3 or as implied elsewhere, perhaps closer to being made available on the Wii U. SEGA’s other Aliens title, Aliens: Colonial Marines, is also being produced for the Nintendo Wii U so to have a version of the Creative Assembly’s Alien title would not be out of the ordinary.

Total War Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai – Story Trailer

Another great trailer for Fall of the Samurai, the stand alone expansion to last years Total War: Shogun 2. Fall of the Samurai takes place during a turbulent time in the history of Japan where outside influence from Dutch, American and other European nations were influencing the way battle was fraught. With Gatling guns and rifles War would never be the same again leaving the future of the Samurai looking bleak.

Total War Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai will be available for PC in March.