Alright, Alien fans. We’ve got some rather interesting news for you today.
Alien: Isolation, the upcoming survival horror effort from Sega and Creative Assembly, has just earned some unique pre-order content. Sigourney Weaver is coming back as Ripley for the game.
Not only that, she’ll be joined by “Tom Skerritt (Dallas), Veronica Cartwright (Lambert), Harry Dean Stanton (Brett), Yaphet Kotto (Parker) and Ian Holm (Ash),” according to the release we received this morning.
Fans who pre-order Alien: Isolation will receive a free upgrade to the “Nostromo Edition” of the game. That upgrade includes content featuring the original cast of the classic film. Here’s the rundown on what, exactly, pre-order holders will see:
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.
That “free upgrade” wording suggests that gamers may be able to download this content at a cost later, though the release we received doesn’t specify that bit.
Sounds like something diehard fans will enjoy, right? I know Editor-in-Chief Sean Aune is already salivating over the notion of playing as Ripley in a new game.
“But wait,” the snake oil salesman continued. “There’s more!” Folks who pre-order at GameStop will receive another exclusive.
…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.
Boy, I dislike retailer-specific pre-order content.
With that said, seeing the original cast reprise their roles for this thing is huge. Any Alien nerd should be super excited.
Any takers? Alien: Isolation will hit the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on Oct. 7, 2014.
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