Alien: Isolation brings creepy sounds to the table

Sound can make or break a game.  When it’s a horror game, there is almost nothing that is more important than sound. It sends chills up your spine, it makes the little hairs on your neck stand on end, and when it’s as recognizable as the Alien franchise, you know exactly what is coming.  Well, the team at Sega and The Creative Assembly have released a new trailer showing off (sounding off?) the sound for their October-slated horror title, Alien: Isolation.  Let’s check it out:

Sound is a crucial component of any horror series and Alien: Isolation™ is no exception. In the latest trailer, available to download now, the team behind the game at Creative Assembly discusses how careful it has been to remain true to the incredible audio composition of the 1979 movie. With access to countless original audio recordings and the musical score, Alien: Isolation features a soundtrack which creates an emotional reaction from the player, escalating tension and driving fear.

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 release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on October 7th.  Look for our hands-on time with the title at E3 and stay tuned – I have a good feeling about this one.

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