Creative Assembly originally developed Alien: Isolation, which released in October 2014 for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The developer of this new port has done an admirable job. Feral Interactive also handled ports like Doom and Wolfenstein II: New Colossus, consistently delivering quality experiences. This means that the game likely will not suffer from the performance issues other Switch ports have, like WWE 2K18.
Based around the 1979 film Alien, helmed by sci-fi mastermind Ridley Scott, this game manages to perfectly capture the tension and psychology of the films. Though the main game doesn’t follow the plot of the sci-fi classic, there’s lots of tension and fun to be had regardless. By blending an incredibly well-done environment with excellent pacing and sound design, the developers have create probably one of the best sci-fi horror games ever made. The slow and lumbering pace is perfect for the tone the game is going for, and getting it on the Switch makes it all the more fun. After all, who doesn’t want to be scared senseless while playing video games on the go.
Players explore Sevastopol Station, trying to figure out what the heck happened to the crew, and most importantly your mother. You play Amanda Ripley, daughter of the famous badass who has disappeared following the events of the original film. You have to contend with both a stalking Xenomorph and a bunch of rogue Synthetics as you travel through the cramped quarters of the station environment.
The Switch version includes all seven DLCs, including “Last Survivor,” this addon being a recreation of Ellen Ripley’s adventures fighting back the Xenomorph hordes on the Nostromo.
You can see the new footage down below. Alien: Isolation will release for Nintendo Switch on Dec. 5, for $34.99. Feral has also updated the the updated eShop page. Within this update is some new footage and screenshots.