The game picks up 15 years after the events of the original film, in the year 2137. There’s still very little clarity about what happened to the Nostromo, and Amanda Ripley – the daughter of Alien lead Ellen Ripley – is off to investigate her mother’s disappearance.
The search takes her to the space station Sevastapol, where she’s expected to find information that could lead her to answers about her mother’s fate.
Unfortunately for Amanda, there’s already a Xenomorph aboard the station when she arrives. We’re not clear on exactly how peaceful things are when she first gets there, but it’s clear enough that the situation falls apart rapidly.
Our demo time, a 10 or 15 minute slice of the game, picks up roughly halfway through. By this point, the Xeno’s presence is known and the mutilated corpses of Sevastopol crew members litter the station’s corridors. Amanda is off tracking down some information for a man in her headset named Ricardo, but – to no one’s surprise – she’s also got to contend with the very real possibility that her face could be eaten at any moment.