Fans of the Alien franchise may be interested to know that the cut scenes from the recent Alien Isolation game, which launched on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC systems back in 2014, have been used to create an official digital series. Strange as it may seem, 20th Century Fox has taken the cutscenes from Creative Assembly’s excellent stealth horror game and created a series of seven episodes that will be available via IGN from today. Check out the launch trailer below.
The new digital series takes the cutscenes from Alien: Isolation and “not so much as expands on them but creates a new animation experience to add additionally layers to the story of Ellen Ripley’s daughter”. The series of seven episodes has been created to offer new depth to a story that many gamers would have already experienced in 2014’s release, and also tell the story in a newly accessible way for those who haven’t, says Fox.
“Fox worked with developers and production partners Reverse Engineering Studios and DVgroup to create this new series, which includes a combination of brand-new scenes that are rendered from scratch, cinematics that are taken directly from the game, and first-person scenes from the game that were re-shot and edited for this new telling of Amanda Ripley’s story.”
“It’s been fifteen years since Amanda Ripley’s mother disappeared aboard the deep space towing ship Nostromo. And for fifteen years, Amanda has suspected there was more to her mother’s story than meets the eye. In this new digital series reimagining a familiar and fan-favorite story, 20th Century Fox has expanded on Alien: Isolation by taking the cut scenes from the 2014 game and adding in new story beats to bring the tale of Amanda Ripley to life in a whole new way. Binge all seven episodes when they drop exclusively on IGN.com and IGN YouTube on Thursday, February 28 at 9 a.m. PT.”