Ripley, the last survivor of the Nostromo, is signing back on – together with some resurrected crew mates. Sega has announced that its forthcoming Alien: Isolation game will feature several members of the original movie cast; they will appear in two special missions, which will initially only be available to fans who pre-order the game before its release on 7 October.
Voice performances and likenesses of Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley), Tom Skerritt (Dallas), Veronica Cartwright (Lambert), Harry Dean Stanton (Brett), Yaphet Kotto (Parker) and Ian Holm (Ash) will all appear in the downloadable sequences. The first, Crew Expendable, is available to all pre-orders and takes place just after Brett's grisly death – the player must choose one of the surviving crew members as they attempt to fight off the xenomorph. In Last Survivor, available only through selected retailers, players take on the role of Ripley as she attempts to set up the self-destruct sequence and escape on the shuttle.
“Working with the original cast has been an incredible experience,” said the game's creative lead, Alistair Hope. “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.”
Set for release on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox one, Alien: Isolation is a horror adventure set 15 years after the events of Ridley Scott's Alien movie. The player controls Ripley's daughter, Amanda, as she explores a remote space station, which has gone quiet after picking up the distress signal from the Nostromo. According to its developer, Creative Assembly, the emphasis is on tension exploration and survival, rather than all-out gun battles. The studio has had access to hundreds of blueprints, plans and set photos from the Fox archive.
Although the two missions will be restricted to pre-order customers at first, it's highly likely they will be released to all players at a later date.
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