Alien:Isolation reunites Ripley and the 1979 cast as a pre-order bonus

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Pre-order bonuses are usually a chunk of change saved and a cosmetic item or two being granted to early adopters. Rarely is this  content ever actually useful or needed though. But here’s a cool incentive for folks who are keen on getting a double-kiss from a Xenomorph in Alien: Isolation. They’ll be getting the chance to hang with Ellen Ripley and the Nostromo crew when the game launches. Oh no, not again!

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Currently a GameStop pre-order exclusive in the states, players who want to take a second chance in the Alien franchise and pre-order the game will be upgraded to the Nostromo Edition. That version of the game bundles in the “Crew Expendable” mission content that reunites Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley) , Tom Skerritt (Dallas) , Veronica Cartwright (Lambert) , Harry Dean Stanton (Brett) , Yaphet Kotto (Parker) and Ian Holm (Ash, likeness and sound-alike). If you’re wondering why John Hurt isn’t on that list, it’s because the exclusive mission takes place shortly after his death. Plus the War Doctor probably demands a premium fee for lending his unique vocals to any production.

Players will then have to lure the Xenomorph into an airlock, playing as either Ripley, Dallas or Parker while coordinating with Lambert and Ash in order to avoid a double-kiss of death. “Working with the original cast has been an incredible experience,” said Alistair Hope, Creative Lead on Alien: Isolation in a press release.

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.

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Other select retailers will also have the “Last Survivor” pack as a pre-order incentive, which is all solo Ripley action as she works her way through the Narcissus and Nostromo ships looking for an escape shuttle. That’s a hell of a pre-order bonus, and a positive sign to the legit lengths that this game has gone towards to make an authentic Alien experience. Alien: Isolation is out in October (With every single other damn game this year) on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PS3 and PC.

Last Updated: July 10, 2014

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