On Wednesday, Sega and Twentieth Century Fox revealed exclusive bonus content that will be dished out to customers who pre-purchase the upcoming horror-fest, Alien: Isolation. This game will be released on October 7 for the two Xbox consoles, the two PlayStation consoles, and Windows PC.
According to Sega, the pre-purchase content will be in the form of two downloadable missions that allow players to relive classic scenes from the Alien movie. The big deal here is that the original cast members from the movie are lending their voices: Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley), Tom Skerritt (Dallas), Veronica Cartwright (Lambert), Harry Dean Stanton (Brett), Yaphet Kotto (Parker) and Ian Holm (Ash). Sega does not say who will be voicing Kane.
"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."
Sega reports that customers who pre-purchase the game will automatically be upgraded to the Nostromo Edition. In "Crew Expendable," players take control of Ripley, Dallas or Parker immediately after Brett becomes the alien's latest meat cake. Players can explore the ship from the habitation deck down to engineering. However, the object is to lure the alien into the airlock.
Fans who pre-order the game at GameStop will receive another downloadable mission called "Last Survivor." Players enter the story when Ripley is trying to escape using the Narcissus shuttle. The object here is to navigate through the Nostromo, hit the self-destruct button, and then retrace the steps back to the shuttle. Scary.
Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror game that does an excellent job of capturing the tension and fear fans experience in the original Alien movie. We have a hands-on with the game from E3 2014, which can be read right here.