Sigourney Weaver and the Rest of the Original Cast Reunite for Alien: Isolation
Good news for hardcore Alien fans: anyone who pre-orders the upcoming Alien: Isolation game will get to play the original characters from the 1979 film in two special bonus missions, and almost all of them will be voiced by their original cast members.
The visual representation of the original characters looks extremely realistic, as seen in this promotional photo:
[Credit: 20th Century Fox]
Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, and Yaphet Kotto will all reprise their roles as Ripley, Dallas, Lambert, Brett, and Parker, respectively. John Hurt will not return as Kane because (spoiler!) the infamous chestburster scene takes place chronologically prior to the missions in the game. Ian Holm (Ash) will be the only actor to be replaced by a voice double.
The first mission, entitled Crew Expendable, follows the remaining crew after Brett is taken by the alien into the air shaft. Playable characters will be Ripley, Dallas, and Parker, while Lambert and Ash assist in attempting to lure the creature out of an airlock. The only playable character in the second mission is Ripley, as it takes place at the end of the film. It's called Last Survivor, and it follows Ripley as she sets the self-destruct and escapes the alien-infested ship. (We're all hoping that fan favorite kitty Jones will make an appearance as well.)
Aside from these special missions, the survival horror game takes place fifteen years after the events of Alien, while Ellen Ripley is in stasis. It follows Ellen's daughter, Amanda Ripley, as she investigates her mother's disappearance and encounters the same alien as her mother's crew. By all accounts, the game does the beloved film series justice, as it successfully replicates that same terrifying aesthetic which made Scott's creation so successful. We believe it, especially since the game's artificial intelligence allows the alien to react to sound and sight and hunt for its prey in a dynamic manner, rather than behaving in the same way every time you play.
The game will be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on October 7.