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Sigourney Weaver, other castmates reminisce in this video for Alien: Isolation

Thursday, 24th July 2014 17:04 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sigourney Weaver and other cast members from the 1979 film Alien, are featured in the latest developer video for Alien: Isolation.

The video contains the cast members who will lending their voices to the Creative Assembly-developed title.

Alongside Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley), is Veronica Cartwright (Lambert), Harry Dean Stanton (Brett), Tom Skerritt (Dallas) and Yaphet Kotto (Parker).

There are also a few snippets of in-game footage. Watch below.

Weaver and the rest of the original cast are playable in exclusive levels of Alien: Isolation for those who pre-order the game.

It’s out October 7 on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

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7 Comments

  1. Revolting

    So, I’m about to write a comment I never thought I would.

    Context: I love the original Alien film. It’s one of my top 10 films of all time. It’s perfect. It’s the benchmark for both sci-fi and horror, and is almost never lived up to.

    I love the cast. Every single one of them was perfectly cast. They are the definitive rag-tag crew of normals and anybodies thrust face first into harms way for corporate gain.

    So, really, I should love that they’ve got a bunch of them in to voice their characters, not just the ever-awesome Sigourney Weaver, but a fair chunck of the original cast. I should be ultra excited about this. I should be giddy with excitement. I should be cartwheeling and jumping for joy.

    But I’m not.

    Why?

    Because they’re all now 35 years older than the characters they are portraying. Thirty five years is a long time, and they’ve aged. A lot. They’re now no longer the characters they were, they’re a bunch of croaky-voiced, rattling, gasping, rasping, wheezing elders doing voices for characters three and a half decades their junior. Their voices just do not fit, and it’s totally immersion breaking.

    By rights I should love this extra content more than any thing that has ever graced a game, ever, ever. But I’m dreading it. It’s like that ghastly Monty Python thing that just happened; they’ve become their own old man tribute band.

    Yes, I’m hating on them for being old. I feel like a terrible human being. I’m going to go and hang my Nostromo crew cap up in shame, now.

    And then play the hell out of this anyway, obviously.

    #1 3 months ago
  2. SN3AK

    @Revolting Yeah I agree. It’s a bit weird.

    #2 3 months ago
  3. budoshi

    Thats awesome. but 1979 ,is as been that long? Jesus. i hope the game gonna be good.

    #3 3 months ago
  4. Digital Bamboo

    @Revolting Is that true? The characters they’re voicing are supposed to be the same age they were in the film?

    They might be able to get away with that with a show like Firefly that wasn’t filmed that long ago, but 35 years on? How has no one involved in the production of the game raised any concerns about this?

    #4 3 months ago
  5. Rosseu

    would have been better to find younger VAs that could mimic the original casts voice

    #5 3 months ago
  6. Revolting

    @Digital Bamboo I’m not sure this could be set at any other time point, given that (and I’m assuming this isn’t a spoiler, so sorry if it is, but really, who the heck has not seen this film already?) this extra content is with the original crew from the first film during the events of the first film, and only Ripley survives the first film.

    #6 3 months ago
  7. JW23

    I am excited about this game. And the original crew, and that you will be able to hear them and see. It does not matter that much time has passed. Look at Ripley and not to hear Weaver? That would be weird. :)

    #7 3 months ago

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