SEGA’s upcoming “Alien”-themed game has a lot of interesting things going for it that could possibly make it a return to form for “Alien” games. However, “Aliens: Colonial Marines” had many feeling the same way and, well, let’s not get into that.
Still, I’m trying to remain optimistic about SEGA’s “Alien: Isolation” and the latest bit of news has tickled my interest even more. IGN is reporting that SEGA is offering a pre-order DLC that’ll reunite the cast of the original “Alien” film. Yes, that includes Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, Tom Skerritt as Dallas, Harry Dean Stanton as Brett, Veronica Cartwright as Lambert, and Yaphet Kotto as Parker. The actor who played Ash won’t be reprising his role, however, the character will still play a role in the DLC.
The DLC will place you back on the doomed Nostromo as you relive key moments from the movie. The first DLC, which you get for free by pre-ordering the game, is titled “Crew Expendable” and takes place after Brett’s death. You’ll get to choose from three different crew members and play out the scene where they try and flush out the Alien from the air ducts. Depending on which crew member you select, you’ll have access to different tools and see different events.
The second DLC is only available if you pre-order the game from a certain retailer yet to be named. This DLC is titled “Last Survivor” and places you in the role of Ripley as you attempt to escape the Nostromo before it self-destructs.
Getting the DLC sounds a little icky as you’ll have to jump through certain hoops to get all of it. And given how the last Alien game left a lot of people feeling burned, it’s pretty ballsy to ask them to pre-order their next one in order to get some awesome content. I imagine if you’d rather wait to see how the game is reviewed before you purchase it, you’ll still be able to buy the DLC sometime down the road. Exclusives rarely remain exclusive these days, so if you’d rather be cautious, you won’t be completely locked out.