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Alien: Isolation still on track for Nintendo Switch this year

Here’s a short look at gameplay

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Whether we’re talking movies or games, the Alien series has had plenty of highs and lows over the decades. Alien: Isolation, a tricky survival horror game from The Creative Assembly, falls in the former camp. We haven’t seen much of the elusive Nintendo Switch version since its Nintendo Direct reveal, but here it is again, just in time to catch the Halloween spirit. The Switch port is still happening.

Alien: Isolation is planning a vague 2019 release on the Switch eShop with all of the original DLC packed in. It’s easy to forget after all these years, but on top of an already dense campaign, Isolation had seven add-ons to flesh out hectic side modes like Survivor and Salvage. You could even play as Ellen Ripley.

From the brief footage shown in the trailer, the Switch version looks pretty capable.

Like many of you, I’m still waiting for a follow-up to Isolation. The team did such a tremendous job capturing the very particular look and feel of the Alien universe, and I imagine they learned so much during their first outing. My absolute dream scenario would be a Resident Evil 7-style adventure with optional VR support. I say that now, but actually, I’d be terrified to play. The Xenomorph AI is too clever.

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