I have fond memories of seeing Aliens for the first time back in 1986 with my Father at the 62 Drive-In, as well as seeing the numerous ads in the local newspaper at the time making sure that everyone knew this was a sequel to Ridley Scott’s Alien. Pretty much like everyone else at the time we were both blown away by what James Cameron brought to the table and what would be the continuing cinematic journey of Ellen Ripley.
Thanks to jt283and1000 we have this wonderful segment from Conversations in the Arts and Humanities with John C. Tibbetts where he and Sigourney Weaver talk about not only the character of Ripley but about her co-star Carrie Henn and even of how easily she get frightened by horror films.
Below is the video that Sega and The Creative Assembly unveiled yesterday entitled Alien: Isolation, a title that will allow you to play the daughter of Ellen Ripley who 15 years after the disappearance of her mother is contacted by a representative of Weyland-Yutani because they have found the flight recorder to the ill-fated Nostromo. A decommissioned station is where Amanda Ripley heads out to find a clue to what happened to her mother…but it looks like besides the flight recorder the station has also found a survivor of the Nostromo…the Alien from the first film.
[Via] Xbox View TV
Now the one thing I took away from that trailer is I really like the retro look we are seeing with the station and how we are getting glimpses of the technology that will lead to what we see in Aliens, like an early version of the motion tracker. I assume there will be things like this peppered throughout the game that we can look forward to when it is released later this year.