Alien: Isolation pre-orders grant Ripley missions

Alien: Isolation pits you against a perfectly evolved murder machine, so naturally you could use a little help from the only person to have survived it. The Creative Assembly announced that pre-orders will be given the "Nostromo Edition," which includes Ellen Ripley and the rest of the crew of the USS Nostromo.

The pack is cheerily titled "Crew Expendable." In it, you can play as Dallas, Parker, or the crew member everyone really wants to play as, Ripley herself. After Brett and Kane are killed, you'll have to escape the alien scuttling about the air ducts and trying to plant its babies in your stomach. Ash and Lambert make appearances too, naturally, though the announcement sounds more like they'll be in NPC roles.

Crew Expendable has the distinction of bringing back the original cast, including Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley), Tom Skerritt (Dallas), Veronica Cartwright (Lambert), Harry Dean Stanton (Brett), Yaphet Kotto (Parker).

GameStop pre-orders will also get a "Last Survivor" pack, which also stars Ripley, as she tries to escape on the Narcissus. After hearing the grisly sounds of Lambert and Parker screaming, Ripley has to head through the Nostromo to activate the self-destruct before high-tailing it back to the Narcissus to get out of dodge.