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Two new alien survivor games announced: 'Evolve' and 'Alien: Isolation'

A collection of screenshots from the recently announced SEGA title, "Aliens: Isolation" as developed by Creative Assembly.
A collection of screenshots from the recently announced SEGA title, "Aliens: Isolation" as developed by Creative Assembly.SEGA Corporation, Creative Assembly Limited

Update: Gameplay preview video added. Original content below:

The February 2014 issue of Game Informer features "Evolve," the new survival game from Turtle Rock Studios.
The February 2014 issue of Game Informer features "Evolve," the new survival game from Turtle Rock Studios.Game Informer, Turtle Rock Studios

This morning, Game Informer revealed the artwork and cover story for its February 2014 issue. The feature focuses on Turtle Rock Studios, the folks behind Valve’s "Counter-Strike" series and "Left 4 Dead,” as they prepare to launch a next-generation title called “Evolve.” The IP was obtained by 2K Games for $10.8 million when THQ was liquidated last year. The cover of next month’s issue looks like something out of the movie “Alien,” and the synopsis sort of does, too. “The sci-fi multiplayer-focused shooter pits a four-player crew of alien hunters against a separate player-controlled monster that grows larger and more powerful over the course of the matches,” Game Informer’s Jeff Marchiafava explains. (Okay, so, it’s “Alien” meets “Left 4 Dead”).

Multiple news outlets are touting Turtle Rock’s blending of cooperative and competitive play for “Evolve,” more detail of which is inevitability going to be explored in the twelve-page feature. The game will indeed be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC sometime this fall, which may seem like a long time from now, but expect to see a lot more hype related to the game build over those months. Game Informer has pledged to follow the game’s development through a series of recorded interviews with Turtle Rock at their California studio.

Speaking of “Alien,” however, SEGA has officially announced today first-person survival game “Alien: Isolation” slated for a release later this year on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC. View the slideshow for a first look at screenshots from the game.

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