The buzz around Alton Towers attraction for 2012 has been growing, and the park recently gave us some new information. The park announced that the ride will be named Nemesis: Sub-Terra. Also the opening date has been set for March 24, 2012.
Nemesis: Sub-Terra is going to be an indoor ride that plays off the same theme as the world famous Nemesis B&M inverted coaster. According to the Los Angeles Times, the ride is being built in the Forbidden Valley section of Alton Towers, which will place it near Nemesis and AIR.
The new ride is going to be built by ABC Rides. Due to this fact, it is heavily rumored that the ride will be of the same type as Extremis at another of Merlin Entertainments, the parent company of Alton Towers, park named London Dungeons. This ride features an indoor drop tower as well as some animated scenes. Nemesis: Sub-Terra will descend to depths of around 2 stories below ground, yet again displaying the ability of Alton Towers to get around their restriction that prevents them from building too high into the air.
According to the Los Angeles Times the exterior of the building that houses the ride will be themed to fit in with the industrial and military theme of the surrounding Forbidden Valley section of the park. Also, the Lava Lump rock-climbing wall and the Body Zorb bumper orbs have been removed in order to free up space for Nemesis: Sub-Terra.
As a build-up to the ride Alton Towers has been releasing teasers and other tidbits of information periodically. Their latest teaser is this YouTube video. It contains a comic strip that goes into the back story of the extraterrestrial Nemesis monster.