The animated Alien series that's been rumored as of late is, in actuality, already complete, and it will premiere tomorrow morning, with all seven episodes dropping at once.
The web-series, titled Alien: Isolation, which will stream directly from IGN, will follow the story from 2014's Alien: Isolation game by Sega and expand on the tale of Amanda Ripley.
The trailer features a voice exclaiming, "The Nostromo went missing fifteen years ago. I want to know what happened," and those who played the game know that voice belongs to Ellen Ripley's daughter Amanda. The younger Ripley is on a mission to find her mother, a mission we know will not end in the pair reuniting, but will cement a family legacy of strong-willed, hard-nosed women who have a knack for finding Xenomorph trouble.
The goal of this series is to bring the story of the game, and that of Amanda Ripley, to a wider audience. It will actually use the cutscenes from the game and add in a story around them to flesh out the character and create a more traditional viewing experience, as opposed to the interactive feel of a video game. This also adds additional depth for those who've already played the game and want more of a reason to watch.
According to IGN, Fox worked with Reverse Engineering Studios and DVgroup to create "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."
This series coincides with the 40th anniversary of the original film, for which Fox is releasing a new 4k Blu-ray. That's not the only thing planned, though. Ahead of the finalization of Disney's acquisition of Fox -- and the Alien franchise -- the property is proving still relevant. Last month, the Alien: Blackout game was released, and there are still rumors of a live-action series heading to (Disney co-owned) Hulu, with involvement from Ridley Scott. This also furthers a push by Fox to continue developing Amanda Ripley, an effort that began last month with the release of Aliens: Resistance, the second issue of which is out today.
IGN will be exclusively debuting Alien: Isolation tomorrow, Thursday, February 28 on IGN.com at 9 a.m. PT.