Looks like the crew of the Nostromo will be back together again for the new release from SEGA, “Alien: Isolation”.
The DLC will include two missions, “Crew Expendable” and “Last Survivor” which allow players to reenact moments from the original ALIEN. Sigourney Weaver (Ripley), Tom Skerritt (Dallas), Veronica Cartwright(Lambert), Harry Dean Stanton (Brett), and Yaphet Kotto (Parker) will also be reprising their roles for Creative Assembly’s pre-order content. Ian Holm (Ash) doesn’t return but his character is still featured.
Everyone who pre-orders the game will get a free upgrade to the ‘Nostromo Edition’, which includes the first of the two DLC missions, entitled “Crew Expendable”. Taking place moments after the death of Brett, it sees players assuming the role of Ripley, Dallas or Parker, as the crew of the Nostromo attempt to flush the alien from the air vents and into the ship’s airlock. Depending on which character you choose, you’ll have a slightly different perspective on events and will begin with different resources.
The second pre-order mission – “Last Survivor” – will be available through select retailers depending on territory. Set during the film’s dramatic finale, you play as Ripley and must activate the Nostromo’s self-destruct sequence and reach the Narcissus shuttle in order to escape.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Sigourney Weaver revealed: “It was eerie how quickly it happened, honestly. I had to start with this sort of sign-off, ‘This is Lieutenant Ripley of the starship Nostromo.’ You know, that paragraph. I felt like no time had passed. It was really strange, actually. If anything, it was more affecting to me to read it again 35 years later.
I feel like they followed through, emotionally, what would Amanda want? She’d want to find her mother. She’s drawn to the same line of work. There are a lot of things that were arresting to me. I have no idea what the game is like. I hope it’s creepy and suspenseful and engaging in a way that other games are not — an experience.”
I myself LOVE IGN’s write up, complete with the “how scary IS Alien: Isolation” video:
Alien: Isolation will be available from October 7th on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.