I’m a big fan of Ridley Scott’s original science fiction horror masterpiece, Alien. I’ve always had a special place in my heart for the original film’s unique storytelling and pulse-pounding level of suspense, which is clearly why SEGA’s upcoming Alien: Isolation has been so hot on my radar every since it’s initial announcement. With the publisher and development house, The Creative Assembly have been saying all of the right things to get this fan on board, and all hands-on previews seem to indicate that the game could end up being a landmark big-budget survival horror game, and one that’s interestingly based on a film from over 3 decades ago.
Now it seems as though the game is delving even deeper into the hearts of fans by announcing day one DLC, which is available to anyone that pre-orders the game. Two separate deals are available, and both reunite the cast of the original 1979 film for the first time in years. The first of which, available to anyone who pre-orders and is upgraded to the Nostromo Edition is titled “Crew Expendable” and puts players into the roles of returning characters Ripley, Dallas or Parker, and takes place just after the death of Brett in one of cinema’s most classic horror gross-outs. Sigourney Weaver is returning to the role that made her famous for the first time in nearly 18 years following Alien Resurrection, and players will be working to flush out the newly birthed xenomorph from air ducts, recreating the tense moments fans lived in the past.
The second DLC is of the more infamous ending sequence to Alien, and is only available when pre-ordered through currently unannounced retailers. “Last Survivor” places you in the role of Ripley as she attempts to set off the Nostromo’s self-destruct and escape the wrath of the fully matured Xenomorph. Both DLC missions will come free with pre-orders, though as stated, “Last Survivor” is tied to certain retailers to be announced at a future date.
Keep it tuned to Free4Geeks.com for updates including which retailers will feature the second mission, and be sure to check out our review of Alien: Isolation when it released October 7.