SEGA of America announced today that their upcoming video game Alien: Isolation will feature two bonus missions that include original Alien cast members Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley), Tom Skerritt (Dallas), Veronica Cartwright (Lambert), Harry Dean Stanton (Brett), Yaphet Kotto (Parker) voicing their characters in two bonus missions. Ian Holm's likeness was used for Ash, but he did not provide the voice for this character. A new pre-order trailer has been released, giving fans the first look at these video game versions of the Nostromo crew in action, and you can also check out images from the game, and find out what Sigourney Weaver thinks about returning to voice Ripley.
"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."
The plot of the game centers on Ripley's daughter Amanda, who travels to a remote space station to find the Nostromo's flight recorder. Sigourney Weaver revealed she was glad that the game followed through with Amanda's story, who is briefly mentioned in the sequel Aliens.
"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."
While she had been asked to voice Ripley in several other games, which she declined, Sigourney Weaver revealed this story made sense for her to be a part of.
"I thought it was an interesting idea. The ones I turned down - I remember one of them, anyway - was shoot the alien, shoot the marine, shoot anything that didn't move. That didn't make any sense for my character. Ripley was more interested in protecting life than annihilating it. It just didn't make any sense for me to be part of that."
Take a look at the full press release from SEGA of America for more details on Alien Isolation
Here's what Alistair Hope, Creative Lead on Alien: Isolation, had to say in a statement.
"Working with the original cast has been an incredible experience. 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.
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