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Dead Space goes gold, “platform exclusive suit” available for early buyers

Wednesday, 1st October 2008 12:38 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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EA’s confirmed that horror title Dead Space is gold.

The firm’s also announced that console gamers that buy within the first two weeks of launch will get a free, platform-specific suit as DLC.

Code is now in the hands of journalists, and from what we’ve been told this morning, the game’s level of violence is off the chart.

Indications are that this could be one of the most talked about games of the year.

Press release after the link.

Press Release Source: Electronic Arts Inc.

EA Announces That Dead Space Has Gone Gold
Wednesday October 1, 7:00 am ET
The Award-Winning Sci-Fi Survival Horror Game Ships to Retailers on Oct. 14

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS – News), announced today that Dead Space™, the highly anticipated new survival horror game, has gone gold and will ship in North America on October 14 for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. The PC version will ship on October 20. Dead Space will be in stores in Europe on October 24 for the Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and the PC.

Players who buy the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 versions of the game within the first two weeks of the game’s release will have the opportunity to download a platform exclusive suit. Xbox 360 fans can download the Xbox-themed Elite Suit* on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace and PLAYSTATION 3 fans can download the PlayStation-themed Obsidian Suit* on the PLAYSTATION®Network. Both of these suits will feature new looks and increased toughness and inventory slots, to help players fight for survival in the Dead Space universe.

In addition, for Xbox 360 owners in North America, the EA Store™ is offering a very limited run of 1000 copies of the Dead Space Ultra Limited Edition. This package contains a copy of the game, Dead Space Downfall Animated Movie on DVD, bonus content DVD, 97-page art book, the 160-page graphic novel (which combines all six issues of the Dead Space comics), exclusive lithograph illustrated and individually signed by Ben Templesmith, and an Ishimura crew patch, all sealed in a limited edition Dead Space packaging. The Dead Space Ultra Limited Edition can be ordered through the EA Store and will ship on October 14.

The bold and often bloody Dead Space promises to deliver the ultimate in psychological terror and gruesome cinematic action. Set in the cold blackness of deep space, the atmosphere in Dead Space is soaked with a feeling of tension, dread and sheer terror. In Dead Space, players step into the role of mining engineer Isaac Clarke, an ordinary man on a seemingly routine mission to fix the communications systems aboard a deep space mining ship. It’s not long before Isaac awakes to a living nightmare filled with vicious genetic mutations inside a dead, claustrophobic silence. Now Isaac is cut off, trapped, and engaged in a desperate fight for survival.

Under development at EA Redwood Shores, Dead Space has been rated M for Mature with descriptors of Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Strong Language by the ESRB and 18+ for PEGI. Dead Space will be available for MSRP $59.99 on the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system and MSRP $49.99 for the PC. The Dead Space Ultra Limited Edition will be available on the Xbox 360 for MSRP $149.95. For more information about the game, go to the website at http://www.deadspacegame.com or http://info.ea.com.

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  1. huntersblades

    The game looks fantastic. Though I would have thought a 17th Oct would fit alongside the American’s 14th date.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. el Croux

    Anyone who buys even the most tame of limited edition video games is a COMPLETE cunt.

    Worse than the most unforgiving and savage paedophile murderer imaginable.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    My Bioshock Big Daddy says STFU!

    #3 6 years ago
  4. patlike

    It’s been described to me this morning as “fucking savage,” “really brutal” and “BioShock without the pretension.”

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Shatner

    BioShock without the pretension? What’s that then? Just an empty box?

    I hope this game turns out to be decent. LOVE the player’s suit design. Astonished that they kept pulling the date forwards.

    Sometimes you just have to admire EA’s ability to get stuff done.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. trav

    I really really really want this to be good.

    Here is hoping the reviews go well.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. ecu

    I hope it’s good, too.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Quiiick

    Why is the Dead Space “Ultra Limited Edition” only available on the Xbox 360?
    Are PS3 users too mature to fall victim to these “ultra useless” additions?
    In other words: are 360 users more prone when it comes to collectibles?

    #8 6 years ago
  9. evilashchris

    PS3 users are too poor after buying the console.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. yupyup

    “Are PS3 users too mature…”

    Just stop right there.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. trav

    But limited editions aren’t limited enough anymore. Its more limited if its ULTRA LIMITED!

    Remember a time when you brought a game and it was just in a plastic DVD case with the disc and manual? Those were the days.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    trav: Actually, I remember a time when you bought a game and it came in a cassette case with a paper fold around. But I’m clearly older than you are. :P

    Plus the good old huge cardboard box. :)

    #12 6 years ago
  13. trav

    I still have my Half Life big boxes of doom somewhere. :D

    But looking on the shelf for some of the newer games, I think my “limited editions” outnumber the normal editions of games.

    That… or I’m too easily swayed by shiny things with games.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Esha

    yupyup: No need to pick on him, he can’t do any more harm than the talk going around about the X-Box’s primary demographic being the humble fraternity (was it Yahtzee who started that one?). ;p

    -

    I do wonder though why they haven’t released the limited edition for the PS3, but usually that implies that they’re worried that the game might not sell so well for that platform. And if that’s the case then I wonder why. Has the PS3 been short-changed when it comes to the platform translation? It certainly wouldn’t be the first time. It’ll be interesting to see how that develops.

    Still, I’m not one of those snooty people who turn their noses up at a good collector’s edition. Though “good” is the operative word. The last decent one I saw was Bioshock with its huge figurine. And before that… Ultima VII, maybe? I don’t know, it’s been a while.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Blerk

    C&VG have shots of the suits. And… er… yeah. Worst bonus ever! :-D

    #15 6 years ago