As if everything that we’ve seen of Alien: Isolation wasn’t exciting enough for fans of Ridley Scott’s 1979 horror Alien, now comes word that Sigourney Weaver and others will also be reprising their roles from the original movie for the new game.
Everyone who pre-orders Isolation will get a special bonus mission dubbed “Crew Expendable.” In it, you can play as either Ripley (voiced by Weaver), Dallas (voiced by Tom Skerritt), or Parker (Yaphet Kotto). Also appearing is Lambert (Veronica Cartwright), Brett (Harry Dean Stanton), and Ash (using Ian Holm‘s likeness but not voice).
Those who pre-order the game at Gamestop will get this bonus as well as a second exclusive bonus mission titled “Last Survivor.” You can learn more about both below.
We’ve already seen more than enough to be excessively excited about Alien: Isolation, but some of the team from developer Creative Assembly paid a visit to E3 2014 to show off some new gameplay goodness to help you maintain maximum excitement until the game is released on October 7th.
From the start, one of the big selling points of the game was that it was not your typical run-and-gun Alien game where you’d constantly be firing weapons at attacking Xenomorphs. Instead, the focus was on stealth and survival and avoiding the alien creature at all costs. But that doesn’t mean that Isolation is without combat completely, as you might have thought. In addition to the alien, there’s also other humans and the androids known as Synthetics—some of which will be helpful, others neutral, and some will be hostile, forcing you to defend yourself.
In the gameplay demo brought to E3, you’ll see a bit of the combat and weaponry you’ll have to fight off attackers or possibly try to deter the alien itself, as well as plenty of the stealth options players will be using. You can watch that video as well as a new trailer below.
Just a quick update on Alien: Isolation, the new video game based on Ridley Scott’s original 1979 horror classic of the same name that has fans growing more and more excited with each new peek.
The game’s Twitter account has announced an official release date for the game, which will hit store shelves later this year on October the 7th. So not only will we be getting a game that looks like it has the potential to permanently excise your body’s need for sleep, but we’ll also be getting it during the Halloween season. Perfect!
In January a new video game based on Ridley Scott’s original Alienwas revealed, and very much looks like the one fans of the movies and video games have been waiting for.
The game, titled Alien: Isolation, is not set for release until late this year, but to hold us over some developer diaries have been released. The newest one is titled “Creating the Alien,” and discusses what went into faithfully recreating such an iconic creature.
You can see the video, as well as a second developer diary titled “Origins,” below.
A new video game based on the hit Alien movie franchise is on the way! I know, I know. This is not something that has gone well in the past. But stick with me for a bit.
The new game is titled Alien: Isolation, and it goes back to the roots of what made Ridley Scott’s 1979 original classic so terrifying. Instead of running around shooting aliens, as you have in the previous game attempts, this game is a survival horror. There is only one alien. THE alien. And you do not want to come face to face with it.
Continue below to read a description of the game and see the first trailer, as well as a lengthy chat about the game with more peeks at the gameplay.