Alien: Isolation was already firmly on our radar even before Sega announced the original cast of the 1978 classic would be reuniting to record all new voice work for the game.
Isolation drops this October and put players in control of Amanda Ripley, Ellen's daughter, after the events of the first film. Amanda has gone in search of her mother (Sigourney Weaver) and the flight recorder from the Nostromo. We previewed the game a few months back and it was sincerely one of the better survival/horror titles we've seen in a long time. And then Sega and Creative Assembly announced they were getting all of the original actors to record new dialogue for additional missions outside of Amanda's main story.
Sigourney Weaver (Ripley), Veronica Cartwright (Lambert), Harry Dean Stanton (Brett), Tom Skerritt (Dallas) and Yaphet Kotto (Parker) all appear in this featurette to reminisce about the legacy of the original film and how video games are so perfectly suited to revisiting the classic science fiction/suspense film. After initial reports that original cast missions would only be offered as pre-order bonus content, fans were understandably livid. How are you going to publish an original Alien title and sell the original cast separately? Sega has since reversed course and stated the missions, The Crew Expendable and Last Survivor, will be available to all fans at a later date.
Alien: Isolation drops October 7 on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.