Pre-order Alien: Isolation and relive two classic scenes from the original film
One of the things SEGA and Creative Assembly have strived for with Alien: Isolation is recreating the tension and terror experienced when watching Ridley Scott's 1979 film Alien. Based solely on my preview from E3, they're certainly on the right track. And now, SEGA has revealed exclusive pre-order bonus content for the game that will make you feel even closer to the films, because the two downloadable bonus missions will actually allow you to relive two classic scenes from the movie.
Anyone who pre-orders Alien: Isolation will automatically get a free upgrade to the Nostromo Edition, which includes the bonus content "Crew Expendable." In this mission, you can play as one of three surviving crew members, only moments after Brett's death. "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," the descriptions explains.
Additionally, anyone who pre-orders from GameStop will also receive the retailer exclusive "Last Survivor" mission. In this, you'll pick up the story as Ripley as she 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," the description reads.
What's more, both missions will feature the vocal talent and likenesses of key cast members from the 1979 film. 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 all set to appear in the two bonus missions.
“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.”
Alien: Isolation will be available on October 7, 2014 for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.