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Alien: Isolation pre-order brings together cast of film

Alien: Isolation pre-order brings together cast of film

The bonus missions will feature the likeness and voice talent from a large chunk of the original cast.

The pre-order bonus for Alien: Isolation will include two bonus missions featuring a significant portion of the cast of the original Alien.

Cast members from Ridley Scott’s 1979 space horror that will be lending their voices and appearances to the game include Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto and Ian Holm.

The pre-order upgrades the game to the ‘Nostromo edition’ and the two new missions allow players to take part in two of the iconic scenes from Alien. The first, ‘Crew Expendable’ gives players the chance to try and lure the alien into the airlock on board the ship shortly after it kills its first victim. The second mission, ‘Last Survivor’, puts you in Ripley’s shoes as she tries to escape the ship once the rest of the crew is dead.

‘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,’ said Alien: Isolation creative lead Alistair Hope.

Alien: Isolation is being made by Total War developer Creative Assembly and is due to be released in October on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, Playstation 3 and PC. Whereas most games in the franchise have so far focused on James Cameron’s more action-focused Aliens, Isolation is instead attempting to recreate the more hostile horror-based atmosphere of the first Alien film.

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Guinevere 10th July 2014, 11:45 Quote
Any news on the terms of this?

The official website only talks about there being one 'Nostromo Edition' but Gamestop are saying that in the US you only get "Crew Expendable' when you pre-order, with 'Last Survivor' coming only with Gamestop orders. They talk about there being select retailers for the Nostromo edition.
Pete J 10th July 2014, 11:51 Quote
So torn on this game. On the one hand I'm still bitter about ACM and the fact that I will probably be too scared to play it. On the other hand, the effort that has gone into it is clear and it could be an unforgettable experience.

I feel I may preorder just to support game developers making games that aren't just 'Call of Ghost Honour' generic crap.
Corky42 10th July 2014, 11:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by Guinevere
Any news on the terms of this?

The official website only talks about there being one 'Nostromo Edition' but Gamestop are saying that in the US you only get "Crew Expendable' when you pre-order, with 'Last Survivor' coming only with Gamestop orders. They talk about there being select retailers for the Nostromo edition.

AFAIK there are two pre-order editions. The Nostromo Edition gives you just the Crew Expendable mission, then there's the Ripley Edition that comes with the Crew Expendable mission and the Last Survivor mission.
BD Hopkins 10th July 2014, 18:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by Pete J
So torn on this game. On the one hand I'm still bitter about ACM and the fact that I will probably be too scared to play it. On the other hand, the effort that has gone into it is clear and it could be an unforgettable experience.

I feel I may preorder just to support game developers making games that aren't just 'Call of Ghost Honour' generic crap.
Why would you support a publisher that was willing to clearly lie to you? Why would you support a franchise that hasn't lived up to its potential since AVP2 for PC was released over 13 years ago? Why would you purchase a game, sight and reviews unseen?

There are so many reasons not to pre-order this game. Meanwhile, you can support developers just fine by buying the game after it's released and reviewed, if it's actually worthy of your money. Giving money to studios before their unproven products are released only encourages them to push crap out the door.
Guinevere 10th July 2014, 19:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by Pete J
Why would you purchase a game, sight and reviews unseen?

But gameplay from the game has been seen. People who have played the game have told us their view of it.

Sure it's not complete. Sure it's not had a final version, but the world has moved on. We're in the crowed funding age, where a little bit of risk taking and paying for beta access is a way for us consumers to say "We support what you're trying to do. We want you to be able to do a good job".

Early access or pre-order bonuses are the half-way-house. You contribute a bit and get a bit extra in return. The risks are there, but minor if you do your research.

A cynic will say if you pay early you're guaranteed crap.
An optimist will say if you contribute early you'll help support the project to a satisfactory conclusion.
fix-the-spade 10th July 2014, 20:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Guinevere
But gameplay from the game has been seen. People who have played the game have told us their view of it.

In the age of NDA's, vertical slices, 'guided' interaction and review events that footage and those people's opinions are about as relevant as a boiled cabbage.

Backing a game from an Indy is a calculated risk, paying up front for a fully funded game that's coming anyway is undoing your belt, bending over and hoping they'll be gentle this time.
BD Hopkins 11th July 2014, 00:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by fix-the-spade
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Originally Posted by Guinevere
But gameplay from the game has been seen. People who have played the game have told us their view of it.

In the age of NDA's, vertical slices, 'guided' interaction and review events that footage and those people's opinions are about as relevant as a boiled cabbage.

Backing a game from an Indy is a calculated risk, paying up front for a fully funded game that's coming anyway is undoing your belt, bending over and hoping they'll be gentle this time.

Lol. Yep, in this context of this game and releases like it, which is what my comments were addressing, you're not supporting a struggling indy or even the magical unicorn that is a brave concept from a large publisher, by pre-ordering.
Guinevere 11th July 2014, 09:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by BD Hopkins
you're not supporting a struggling indy or even the magical unicorn that is a brave concept from a large publisher, by pre-ordering.

I'm an optimist at heart. You're a cynic.

Wouldn't the world be a better place if men were more optimistic and women were a little more cynical.
Bokonist 11th July 2014, 10:18 Quote
Pre-order dlc on any game is bribery and unfair. Bribery is ok by me, but give me a cool tshirt or something. Unfair because people who are sensible enough to wait till after the review don't get the whole game, and if they do make available afterwards, which they surely will, then they have effectively lied to all their Pre-order customers.
Fizzban 11th July 2014, 10:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bokonist
Pre-order dlc on any game is bribery and unfair. Bribery is ok by me, but give me a cool tshirt or something. Unfair because people who are sensible enough to wait till after the review don't get the whole game, and if they do make available afterwards, which they surely will, then they have effectively lied to all their Pre-order customers.

Pre-order dlc is a way of tempting fans into committing to buy the game before it has actually shipped. Gives them a good idea of how sales will progress. Sure if you wait a year or 2 you can get an ultimate edition with all the trimmings, but most people with cash won't want to wait.

It is not lieing. Everyone goes into this knowing full well what will happen. You pay full price if you buy a game at release, you pay less if you wait a year. You pay full price if you pre-order and get the dlc, and you pay less if you wait for the ultimate edition with all the dlc or save even more if you wait for a sale.

DLC is just the sweetener to get people to pay full price. And if it is a game I know I will enjoy, from a developer that makes my kind of shizzle (Bioware, Cdprojeckt ect), then I am happy to pay full price to support them. Any pre-order dlc / special edition knick-knacks is a BONUS.

I think what most people forget is that a game needs to sell well in its first month to be considered a success by the shareholders and so on. They aren't interested in a slow burner. Tempting us into a 1st month sale is a way of ensuring they stay in business.
Bokonist 11th July 2014, 16:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by Fizzban
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Originally Posted by Bokonist
Pre-order dlc on any game is bribery and unfair. Bribery is ok by me, but give me a cool tshirt or something. Unfair because people who are sensible enough to wait till after the review don't get the whole game, and if they do make available afterwards, which they surely will, then they have effectively lied to all their Pre-order customers.

Pre-order dlc is a way of tempting fans into committing to buy the game before it has actually shipped. Gives them a good idea of how sales will progress. Sure if you wait a year or 2 you can get an ultimate edition with all the trimmings, but most people with cash won't want to wait.

It is not lieing. Everyone goes into this knowing full well what will happen. You pay full price if you buy a game at release, you pay less if you wait a year. You pay full price if you pre-order and get the dlc, and you pay less if you wait for the ultimate edition with all the dlc or save even more if you wait for a sale.

DLC is just the sweetener to get people to pay full price. And if it is a game I know I will enjoy, from a developer that makes my kind of shizzle (Bioware, Cdprojeckt ect), then I am happy to pay full price to support them. Any pre-order dlc / special edition knick-knacks is a BONUS.

I think what most people forget is that a game needs to sell well in its first month to be considered a success by the shareholders and so on. They aren't interested in a slow burner. Tempting us into a 1st month sale is a way of ensuring they stay in business.

True, but for me I won't buy a Pre-order because of previous bad experience, and I would also not buy the game post-release until everything is in it. So no first month buying from me, even if it reviews well. Plus this dlc with the original cast for some die hard Alien fans will potentially be the main attraction, not a mere bonus.
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