Aliens: Fox Is Launching an Online Animated Series - Tomorrow

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.

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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."

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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.

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