Sega and Twentieth Century Fox has released details about the pre-order content for Alien: Isolation. Alien: Isolation will be a sequel to the classic film Alien from 1979. The story follows Amanda Ripley as she tries to find out what happened to her mother, Ellen Ripley, and the fate of the Nostromo. Amanda was first introduced in a deleted scene from the 1986 film Aliens.
The pre-order will have two packs called “Crew Expendable” and “Last Survivor.” Both packs will allow you to relive scenes from the film Alien. In Crew Expendable, you can play as three members of the Nostromo (Ellen Ripley, Parker, or Dallas) as they try to lure the Xenomorph into an airlock. If you pre-order the game at GameStop, you’ll also get another pack called “Last Survivor.” In Last Survivor, you play as Ripley as you try to escape Nostromo into the escape shuttle, Narcissus.
What makes these packs unique is that it brings back most of the cast of the original Alien film including Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley. Other cast members include, Tom Skerritt as Dallas, Veronica Cartwright as Lambert, Harry Dean Stanton as Brett, and Yaphet Kotto as Parker. Ian Holm’s likeness is in the game, but there will be a voice-alike actor providing the voice of Ash.
Alistair Hope, Creative Lead on Alien: Isolation, said in the press release, “Working with the original cast has been an incredible experience. It was important to us to have the key original cast members reprise their roles in order to perfectly capture the atmosphere of the movie. For some of the original cast, this is their first appearance in an Alien video game. Seeing them reprise those roles after 35 years was an unforgettable experience.”
Alistair Hope also talks about his time with Sigourney Weaver, “It was unforgettable when Sigourney came in and started being Ellen Ripley again. It was quite special. The real joy was having Sigourney say, ‘Ellen would say this.’ We’d all look at each other, and say, ‘yes, of course that’s what she would say’. That’s an insight we couldn’t possibly have without working closely with those guys.”
Alien: Isolation releases on October 7th for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 ,PlayStation 3, and PC.
I love the Alien Franchise and while I don’t approve that this is a pre-order incentive, having the original cast makes me want the DLC. I don’t know if it’s worthy of pre-ordering, but if Alien: Isolation is great, then I don’t mind one bit getting the DLC when it inevitably releases on the PlayStation Store.
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