Alien Isolation: Creating the cast

by: Sean Colleli -

Creative Assembly is continuing its series of insightful dev diaries about Alien Isolation. This time they're looking at the casting and motion capture process for the game's characters. It's cool that they hired and mocapped the actors instead of just using their voices, but I would've liked some interviews with the cast about the acting process on the game. I'm interesting as to how they worked together, considering Ridley Scott actually sowed unease and hostility among the original film's cast, to make them look stressed out and on edge.

Do you think this new cast will be as memorable as Tom Skeritt, Yaphet Kotto, Harry Dean Stanton, Veronica Cartwright, Ian Holm and of course, Sigourney Weaver?


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Alien: Isolation ??Creating the Cast?? trailer released



??When this job came across my desk I read the case history. I know why you??ve been working in the region where she went missing. You??re still looking, aren??t you??? ?? Samuels, Weyland-Yutani



15 years after the Weyland-Yutani vessel, Nostromo, went missing, Amanda is still looking for answers as to what happened to the ship?? and her mother. Now an employee of the company, she discovers the flight recorder has been found and taken to Sevastopol, a decommissioned trading port on the fringes of space. Falling apart and barely operational, the station has a dwindling population that scavenges resources from the little that remains, doing what it can to survive each other and the ever present deadly threat of the Alien.





Alien: Isolation?? is a first-person survival horror game capturing the fear and tension evoked by Ridley Scott??s 1979 classic film. Players find themselves in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger as an unpredictable, ruthless Xenomorph is stalking and killing deep in the shadows. 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.



Alien: Isolation will be available from October 7, 2014, for Xbox One, PS4??, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PS3??.



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