It just makes more sense to have a female lead, yes?

In the upcoming Alien: Isolation , players will assume the role of Amanda Ripley, the daughter of the classic "Alien" protagonist, Ellen Ripley. Developer Creative Assembly says they never once considered a male main character.

Lead Designer Gary Napper tells GamesTM that from the very beginning, "we made our test bed, and our test bed had a female protagonist in it." as for why, Napper says it "just felt right for the franchise" and "right for the setting." Again, makes total sense. He added:

"We’ve had people ask stuff like ‘do you feel more vulnerable being a woman in the game?’ …well, anyone in the situation you’re in aboard the Sevastopol is going to be vulnerable. I don’t think it matters what gender you are in the game, really, but Ripley suits our game."

If we don't get Ellen Ripley, we should at least get the next-best thing. And if you intend to be at least somewhat authentic and faithful to the legendary film franchise, you need a female protagonist. Alien: Isolation is scheduled to arrive on October 7 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, and I think everyone is hoping that Creative Assembly gets this one right.

Related Game(s): Alien: Isolation

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
6 years ago

Yeah, a little different in first person though.

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
6 years ago

can't wait to sic the alien on folks trying to ambush my sexy a$$

JackieBoy
JackieBoy
6 years ago

I've skiped all Alien-like games since I played AvP looooong time ago. None would satisfy me enough and I'm taliking about THE atmosphere. As you said it Ben – here's hope they will make this one right.

Lone Wanderer
Lone Wanderer
6 years ago

In their opinion.

Night_train80
Night_train80
6 years ago

I have my copy pre-ordered already, but I'm not cracking that bad boy open till I see a review or two. The Alien franchise just hasn't been treated very well in video game settings for the most part. I do have hope for this one though because the previews give me that feeling of fear I had the first time I ever saw the movie as a kid. I hope they get this one right!

ethird1
ethird1
6 years ago

Sigh. Who cares?!?! Just make a damn good game. Jeez Luweeze!

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
6 years ago

I agree with the sentiment. I mean, I still think it's a bit dodgy that they're shoehorning Ripley's daughter into the chronology, but Alien without a female lead would feel wrong. Though, with Isolation being a first person game, I'm not sure if it will matter quite so much as it otherwise would.

Corvo
Corvo
6 years ago

I'm with ethird, who the hell really cares if it was the son or daughter? Just make the game above average at least.

Underdog15
Underdog15
6 years ago

Doesn't matter, does it? I mean, with Silent Hill coming, that's just going to turn us all into little girls, anyways.