Earlier this year, developer Feral Interactive announced they were porting the survival horror game Alien Isolation to the Nintendo Switch, and that it’d be released before the year was through. The timing is tight, but it looks like they’ll just make it: the game is confirmed for a December 5 release.
The game was originally developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega on the PS3, PS4, XBox 360 and XBox One (it ended up hitting the gen shift and had to publish on new and old consoles to cover everybody). It’s generally considered to be the best Alien game ever made….an engaging, captivating, and terrifying experience, even if the Xeno’s AI seems to be cheating.
In an original story set fifteen years after the events of the film, players take on the role of Ellen Ripley’s daughter Amanda, who seeks to discover the truth behind her mother’s disappearance. Marooned aboard the remote space station Sevastopol with a few desperate survivors, players must stay out of sight, and use their wits to survive as they are stalked by the ever-present, unstoppable Alien.
If you don’t know who Amanda is, you’ve been watching the wrong cut of Aliens all these years; stick with the expanded version.
We can’t find any evidence of a physical printing for the Switch version of Alien Isolation. Everything points to this being digital only, which is a drag, but at least it’s cheap: the eShop price is $34.99. It’ll creep onto Nintendo Switch December 5.