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First trailer shows off Alien: Isolation on Switch

by: Sean Colleli -
More On: Alien: Isolation

 Feral Interactive has a brief first look at their Nintendo Switch port for Alien: Isolation. We don't see a lot of gameplay but the game looks pretty faithful to the graphical quality of the original game. Considering Alien: Isolation came out in 2014 and was running on PS3 and Xbox 360 I would hope that the Switch port looked good and ran smoothly, but then again we've had some last-gen games come to Switch with truly awful performance and dreadfully optimized ports. Feral is also bundling in all the DLC packs, including all the challenge missions the previously pre-order exclusives that feature the crew of the Nostromo.

I absolutely loved Alien: Isolation when it came out (GN score 9.0) and I consider it to be one of the best made and scariest horror video games ever developed. Creative Assembly just nailed the dreary, claustrophobic environment of Ridley Scott's 1979 film, gave us a compelling new protagonist with Ellen Ripley's scared-but-determined daughter Amanda, and of course they recreated the bone-chilling terror and cold animal intelligence of the Alien itself. I'm extremely excited to get this game on Switch and relive one of my favorite games of the last decade.