Feral Interactive announced today that survival horror game Alien: Isolation™ – The Collection will be released for Mac and Linux via Steam on September 29th, with the Mac App Store version arriving in early October. Developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA® Europe Limited for PC and consoles, Alien: Isolation™ – The Collection has received critical acclaim for its brilliant stealth gameplay, atmospheric setting and fidelity to the production values of the classic 1979 sci-fi film Alien.
In an original story set fifteen years after the film, players take on the role of Ellen Ripley’s daughter Amanda, who seeks to discover the truth behind her mother’s disappearance. Marooned aboard the stricken space station Sevastopol along with a few desperate survivors, players must stay out of sight, scavenge for resources and use their wits to survive as they are stalked by an ever-present, deadly Alien.
The labyrinthine Sevastopol is an incredibly detailed world that conceals hundreds of logs and hidden items which provide clues to the mystery behind the station’s catastrophic decline. As they explore, players will crawl through air vents, scope out hiding places, hack computer systems and deploy gadgets in a constant bid to outsmart the terrifying Alien, whose unpredictable, dynamic behavior evolves after each encounter.
Alien: Isolation – The Collection will include all DLC previously released for the game including two stand-alone missions set aboard Ellen Ripley’s ship the Nostromo, in which players become a member of the original crew and attempt to evade, contain, and ultimately escape the Alien. The Collection also includes five mission packs that add new maps, playable characters and challenges to Survivor and Salvage modes, outside the main story.
“The technology aboard the Sevastopol harks back brilliantly to the original film,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “As players glance at the glowing interface of the motion tracker while desperately hoping the alien doesn’t hear its bleeps, they’ll experience the same creeping terror felt by the original crew of the Nostromo…”
Alien: Isolation – The Collection will retail on Steam for US $59.99, £39.99 (inc. VAT) and €54.99 (inc. VAT), and will retail on the Mac App Store for US $59.99, £44.99 (inc. VAT) and €59.99 (inc.VAT). A minisite dedicated to the game is available now at http://www.feralinteractive.com/xx/mac-games/alienisolation/ and a trailer is available now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUX25d0pZy8
Minimum system requirements for Mac call for a 2.0Ghz CPU with at least 4GB RAM, 1GB or better graphics card, and Mac OS 10.10.4 or later. The game requires an AMD 5000 series graphics card or better, NVIDIA 600 series or better and Intel Iris Pro series graphics card or better.
Minimum system requirements for Linux call for a 2.6Ghz Dual-Core CPU with at least 4GB RAM, 1GB or better graphics card, and Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) or SteamOS. The game requires an NVIDIA 600 series graphics card or better running Driver version 355.11 or better. Intel AMD and GPUs are not supported. A Steam account is required.