Alien is and will always remain one of the greatest examples of tension and drama in the sci-fi/horror genre and, in many ways, pushes beyond those parameters. I've always wanted to play a video game that mirrored that tension and it's looking more and more like Alien Isolation could be that game. In this latest video, SEGA managed to round up the original cast of the movie, and got them chin wagging about the new game. It's very, very cool indeed.
And it's also cool, on some level, that the original stars are going to provide voiceover work for the game. I was initially cynical about bringing them into Alien Isolation, mainly because it was initially marketed as a pre-order bonus. Now that SEGA has announced that everyone — not just the people who pre-order — will get a chance to play the early missions featuring the original cast, I'm far more favourable about their inclusion.
I'm keen to see how it all works, and it's quite reassuring to see how enthusiastic the original cast seems to be about the game itself.