It’s been seven years since Alien: Isolation was released, but it’s still regarded as not only one of the most terrifying sci-fi horror games of the last decade but also as one of the best adaptations of the Alien movie franchise yet produced.
When it was first released in 2014 for PC and consoles, Alien: Isolation was received pretty strongly by fans and critics alike. While the botched job that was Aliens: Colonial Marines, and the recently released Aliens: Fireteam wear their James Cameron’s Aliens influences on their sleeves, Isolation favored a much more subtle, suspenseful approach to horror that was more in keeping with the spirit of Ridley Scott’s original 1979 film.
Alien: Isolation is now set to be ported to mobile devices on December 16th for Android and iOS. A video was recently posted to the official Sega America YouTube channel, which shows a brief teaser for the phone and tablet version of the game. According to the video’s description, owners of Apple products can pre-order the game now by clicking here, while pre-orders for Android will be made available soon. The mobile version of the game will be priced at $14.99 / €14.99 / £12.99.
At the moment, there’s no official word on whether a sequel is in the works, though there are rumors that development may have already begun. Whether the original British developer, Creative Assembly, decides to make Alien: Isolation 2 is anyone’s guess. Even though the original would be a tough act to follow, fans would probably soil themselves, both in delight and fear, at the prospect of another installment in the series.
You can check out the Alien: Isolation iOS and Android trailer below.