And, y’know, still is. As though that needed clarifying.
So, yes. You may have heard that Alien: Isolation pledges to be true to its movieland roots. You may also excuse us for saying: BS. How many times have we heard that in the past, only to be presented with a big ol’ steaming turd come launch? Licensed games don’t have a craptacular reputation for nothing.
But wait! Let’s not don our cynical hats and start bitching just yet. This could --could-- be an exception, right here.
Isolation, the upcoming survival horror from The Creative Assembly, really does have authenticity on its side. We’ve seen the special edition DLC, which will bring bonus missions you play as Ripley, Parker or Dallas themselves. They’ll be voiced by the original actors, looking a little droopier and wrinklier than they did in 1979 (who the hell doesn’t?) but still as badass as ever.
Here’s Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt and the others featured, discussing just how important the game will be to the world they remember.