Alien: Isolation on Switch has gyroscopic aiming and HD rumble

Reveal trailer confirms 2019 release

Port specialist Feral Interactive is making a Nintendo Switch version of Alien: Isolation.

Set for release in 2019, the game will feature gyroscopic aiming and HD rumble “to immerse players in its terrifying world wherever they play”.

Originally developed by Creative Assembly and released in 2014, the first-person survival horror was inspired by 1979’s Alien movie and drew praise for its tense gameplay and immersive world.

Players take on the role of Weyland-Yutani employee Amanda Ripley, daughter of Alien movie protagonist Ellen. In a story set 15 years after Ridley Scott’s film, Amanda’s mission to uncover the truth about her mother’s disappearance leads her to a decommissioned trading station on the fringes of space.

“Sevastopol Station is a labyrinthine environment that contains hundreds of hidden items that provide clues to the station’s catastrophic decline,” reads a press release announcing the Switch version.

“As they explore, players will crawl through air vents, scope out hiding places, scavenge for resources, and deploy tech in a life-or-death struggle to outthink the terrifying Alien, whose unpredictable, dynamic behaviour evolves after each encounter.”