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Alien Isolation Returns to LV-426

In space, and also inside a spacesuit helmet, no one can hear you sqee. (Courtesy SEGA)

Video games have opened up an exciting new possibility to revisit films several years, even decades after their release. Bringing in the talent that was involved in a property from the 70s & 80s and being able to accurately recreate the look and the feel of the original film is proving to be a better venue for "sequelizing" than new films themselves. The Ghostbusters: Video Game still continues to be a favorite of mine, and could quite possibly remain the only true third sequel to the films.

Which is why it's exciting to track the upcoming SEGA Alien: Isolation which is taking the games away from the shoot-em' up free for all inspired by the Cameron movie, and putting the creepy and scary back into it.

Following in step with the Ghostbusters: The Video Game trend, SEGA has lined up the original cast of Ridley Scott's Alien to revisit their terror on the Nostromo. A Nostromo Edition of the game (which will be downloadable content) will be available for pre-order soon. Not as much as a sequel as a capsule of time within the movie, gamers will get to play "What If" scenarios that take place within the events of the first film. Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and Yaphet Kotto return to reprise their roles (while Ian Holm is sitting out and John Hurt presumably isn't present because... well... stomach ache). 

A short trailer was released yesterday. Just be careful, I hear we're expendable.