Sega has announced Alien: Isolation, a first-person survival horror that it hopes will capture the horror and tension of Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic film.

As rumoured last October, Alien: Isolation will be developed by Creative Assembly, and is expected to release in late 2014 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.

Isolation takes place fifteen years after the events of Alien, and sees Ellen Ripley's daughter Amanda enter a desperate battle for survival as she attempts to unravel the truth behind her mother's disappearance.

As Amanda, players will navigate through an increasingly volatile world and find themselves confronted on all sides by a panicked, desperate population.

Alien: Isolation will be "the game Aliens fans have always wanted"
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“On a decommissioned trading station in the fringes of space, fear and panic have gripped the inhabitants," said Sega.

“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.”

Creative Assembly creative lead Alistair Hope called the titular alien "a truly terrifying creature, as intelligent as he is hostile, relentless, brutal and unstoppable".

"This is the Alien game fans of the series have always wanted," he added.