SEGA Announces Sigourney Weaver & The Original Alien Cast Will Feature In Alien: Isolation Pre-Order Bonus Content

In space, no one can hear you squee.

BRB, running around the room screaming.

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Hey, SEGA, I was already going to play this game but thanks for sucking up. We’ve previously expressed our excitement for Alien: Isolation, the game in which you get to play as Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda, and fight xenomorphs just like dear old ma.

So are you ready for this? There are two, yes TWO, pre-order bonus content allowing you to play as Ripley herself complete with voice and likeness of the one and only Sigourney Weaver. But that’s not all, Bob! Tom Skerritt (Dallas), Veronica Cartwright (Lambert), Harry Dean Stanton (Brett), and Yaphet Kotto (Parker) will all be reprising their roles as well. Ian Holm’s likeness will be used but unfortunately will be voiced by a sound-alike. And here’s what that will look like…

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“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.”

And since I’m sure you’re wondering, here’s the pre-order details:

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.

GIVE ME ALL THE THINGS!!!

I leave you with a side-by-side of Amanda and Ripley.

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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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