The previous Alien game, Aliens: Colonial Marines was, to put it lightly, reviled to the point of people suing the developers for making a game so incredibly terrible. The new Alien game, Alien: Isolation, looks like a vast improvement by taking the popular sci-fi series away from a first-person shooter and moving it to a first-person survival horror game. Those who pre-order Alien: Isolation will get a pretty cool bonus: the ability to play through two scenes from Ridley Scott‘s Alien, and they will have the authenticity of including voice work from actors Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley), Tom Skerritt (Dallas), Veronica Cartwright (Lambert), Harry Dean Stanton (Brett), and Yaphet Kotto (Parker). Ash will still look like Ian Holm, but it will be a sound-alike. Damn androids.
Hit the jump to check out the pre-order trailer and the press release, which details the two scenes from Alien that players will get to experience. Alien: Isolation will be available on October 7th for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC. Click here to pre-order on Amazon.
ALIEN: ISOLATION PRE-ORDER CONTENT UNITES ORIGINAL MOVIE CAST
Sigourney Weaver and Key Cast Members from Ridley Scott’s Classic 1979 Film AlienTM Add Their Voice and Likeness to Two Downloadable Bonus Levels
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – July 9, 2014 – SEGA® of America, Inc., SEGA® Europe, Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products today announced exclusive pre-order bonus content for Alien: Isolation™, featuring the vocal talent and likenesses of key cast members of the 1979 Ridley Scott masterpiece, Alien. Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winner Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley), Tom Skerritt (Dallas), Veronica Cartwright (Lambert), Harry Dean Stanton (Brett), Yaphet Kotto (Parker) and Ian Holm (Ash, likeness and sound-alike) are set to feature in two downloadable bonus missions, which allow you to relive two classic scenes from the movie.
“Working with the original cast has been an incredible experience,” said Alistair Hope, Creative Lead on Alien: Isolation. “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.”
Anyone who pre-orders the game will get a free upgrade to the Nostromo Edition, which includes the bonus content “Crew Expendable”. Players can choose to play as one of three surviving crewmembers, only moments after Brett’s death at the jaws of the creature.
As Ellen Ripley, Dallas or Parker, players can explore the Nostromo from habitation deck down through engineering, coordinating their efforts with Lambert and Ash to lure the Alien into the ship’s airlock.
In addition, consumers who pre-order at GameStop will exclusively also receive “Last Survivor” in which players pick up the story as Ripley tries to escape on the Narcissus. On hearing the screams of Lambert and Parker, players must navigate their way back down through the Nostromo in order to activate the self-destruct sequence, before retracing their steps back to the Narcissus shuttle and their escape.
Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror game capturing the fear and tension evoked by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic film. Players find themselves in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger as an unpredictable, ruthless Xenomorph is stalking and killing deep in the shadows. Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.
Alien: Isolation will be available from October 7, 2014, for Xbox One the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Windows PC, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.