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'Alien: Isolation' pre-order DLC to be sold at a later date

Two DLC packs for the upcoming 'Alien: Isolation' will be sold separately at a later date.
Two DLC packs for the upcoming 'Alien: Isolation' will be sold separately at a later date.

A new downloadable content package for Sega's upcoming "Alien Isolation," set to feature the Nostromo crew from the original "Alien" film will not be specifically tied to pre-orders and will be sold at a later date, according to Creative Assembly community manager Ngan Nguyen.

"I can confirm today that we do plan to release both Crew Expendable and Last Survivor at a later date and we'll have more details for you guys on that shortly," Nguyen said Thursday on the game's official Facebook page.

Developer Creative Assembly announced the two pieces of DLC earlier this week to much fanfare. In "Crew Expendable," players will get a chance to play as Ellen Ripley, Dallas or Parker in the hours following Brett's death in the original film. The second piece, "Last Survivor," will place players in the role of Ripley as she tries to escape the Nostromo by boarding the shuttle before the Xenomorph can kill her. Not only will the two packs add extra content to an already impressive game, but they offer a real sense of nostalgia for fans of the series.

But the initial announcement came with a caveat -- only players who pre-order "Alien: Isolation" before launch will receive "Crew Expendable," and only players who pre-order at Gamestop will receive "Last Survivor" as well. The two DLC releases will be free for those that pre-order, but there was a certain uncertainty as to whether they would be available for anyone who either purchased the game at a later date or didn't do so through Gamestop.

Nguyen didn't go into further detail about pricing or release windows for the general populace, but more details are sure to follow in the lead-up to the game's launch.

"Alien: Isolation" will release Oct. 7 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

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