Something neat was finally announced/officially confirmed by IGN/Fox as a new animated digital series based on the Alien: Isolation game is coming to IGN. The seven episodes will be available to watch tomorrow.

They’ve also officially dropped the first teaser for the show on their Twitter account.

As you can see in our exclusive trailer debut, IGN will be exclusively debuting Fox’s first-of-its-kind digital series of Alien: Isolation on Thursday, February 28th — and you can binge all seven episodes of it when the series drops on IGN.com at 9 a.m. PT.

This new digital series takes the cutscenes from Alien: Isolation and not so much as expands on them but creates a new animation experience to add additional layers to the story of Ellen Ripley’s daughter. The goal was to offer new depth to a story that many gamers would have already experienced in 2014’s release, and also tell the story in a newly accessible way for those who haven’t.

Fox worked with developers and production partners Reverse Engineering Studios and DVgroup to create this new series, which includes a combination of brand-new scenes that are rendered from scratch, cinematics that are taken directly from the game, and first-person scenes from the game that were re-shot and edited for this new telling of Amanda Ripley’s story.

Here is the synopsis for the new digital series.

“Fifteen years have passed since the deep-space freighter Nostromo disappeared with all hands. And for fifteen years, Amanda Ripley has scoured the known universe for information about her mother, Ellen Ripley, the Nostromo’s warrant officer. When representatives from the Weyland-Yutani Corporation approach Amanda with the news that the Nostromo’s flight recorder has finally been found and brought to the space station Sevastopol, Amanda joins the Company’s expedition to the remote outpost. But when Amanda reaches the station, she walks into a living nightmare: Sevastopol’s inhabitants have been terrorized, hunted, and brought to the brink of annihilation. Now she and a band of unprepared – and perhaps untrustworthy – survivors will have to confront the same diabolical species that changed her mother’s fate forever.”

Of course, this would be the WATCH element of the Amanda Ripley campaign that Fox has been promoting over the last little bit alongside Alien: Blackout (PLAY) and Alien: Resistance (READ). They had previously downplayed the WATCH element recently saying that it wouldn’t be a film or wouldn’t be a live-action series, which is now clear since it’s simply an animated series.
This is completely different than the live-action series we have been talking about recently, as we pointed out that was live-action and very very far away from happening.
Interesting enough, I mentioned a while back that it would be smart for Fox to tackle something Amanda Ripley related and return to the character given how popular Alien: Isolation was.
Alien: Isolation – The Digitial Series will start being released tomorrow as you can watch all seven episodes.
SOURCE: IGN

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