Five of the key seven cast from 1979’s “Alien” are set to reprise their roles in the upcoming survival horror video game release “Alien: Isolation”.
The game itself is set fifteen years after the events of the original film. Ellen Ripley’s now adult daughter Amanda sets out in search of the truth behind her mother’s disappearance. You play as Amanda for much of the game.
Today though, Twentieth Century Fox, SEGA, and The Creative Assembly have revealed that pre-orders for ‘The Nostromo Edition’ of the game includes bonus missions which allow players to recreate key scenes from the film.
Sigourney Weaver (Ripley), Tom Skerritt (Dallas), Veronica Cartwright (Lambert), Harry Dean Stanton (Brett) and Yaphet Kotto (Parker) are all set to reprise their roles in the game. Events in these missions are set after Kane’s death (so John Hurt isn’t involved), while a voice actor will replace Ian Holm as Ash.
The first mission, ‘Crew Expendable’, is on all pre-orders of the ‘Nostromo Edition’ and allows you to play as either Ripley, Dallas or Parker. You can explore the ship and co-ordinate your efforts with Lambert and Ash to lure the Alien into the ship’s airlock.
Like the full game itself, the alien used in these scenes is created with dynamic artificial intelligence. As a result none of its appearances are pre-scripted, you can’t predict its behavior. It will react to noise and it will learn and adapt to your behavior.
The second mission, ‘Last Survivor’, is a retailer exclusive (i.e. Gamestop) and allows you to play Ripley as she attempts to escape the ship.
The game will be released on October 7th on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.