In August 2004, High Moon Studios (at that time still known as Sammy Studios; owned by Sammy Japan) started to work on a title codenamed “Alien”. After Sega was acquired by Sammy Japan, Sega took control over Sammy’s North American studios. As a result, they tried to close Sammy Studios.
However, Sammy Studios got independent and reappeared under the name “High Moon Studios”. Sadly, Project Alien was cancelled in August 2005.