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Dead Space DLC packs detailed and dated

Monday, 10th November 2008 13:54 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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EA’s announced a ton of Dead Space DLC, both for PS3 and 360.

The content will go live on November 13 in Europe, but PS3 owners in the rest of the world will have to wait until November 20 for the premium packs.

There’s a whopping list of what’s going to be available after the break.

Press Release Source: Electronic Arts Inc.

EA Announces Dead Space Premium Upgrade Packs
Monday November 10, 8:00 am ET
Equip Yourself With All New Weapons and Suits to Survive the Horror

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS – News) announced today that the critically acclaimed Dead Space™ will be releasing premium upgrade packs* to provide the game hero, Isaac Clarke, an everyday systems engineer, with the ultimate Necromorph-dismembering equipment in his fight for survival aboard the space-traveling USG Ishimura. Players can experience the glory of strategic dismemberment November 13 on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace worldwide and the PLAYSTATION®Store** in Europe. These premium upgrade packs will be available on the PLAYSTATION Store worldwide November 20.

Winner of over 23 critic awards and boasting a score of 89 on Metacritic.com, Dead Space delivers the ultimate in psychological thrills and gruesome action. It is a bold and often-bloody sci-fi survival horror game set 500 years in the future. The innovative combat in the game calls for intense gore and character dismemberment that can be experienced even further with these premium upgrade packs.

The complete list of upgrade packs include:


Astronaut Pack: Download the Astronaut Suit and Weapon Skin Pack, featuring an amazing Astronaut Suit and new skins for the Plasma Cutter, Pulse Rifle, and Ripper!
– $3.00 / 240 MS points

– Big Gun Pack: Download the Steam Punk Force Gun, the ultimate in Necromorph-killing destruction.
– $1.00 / 80 MS points

– Heavy Damage Pack: Download the Heavy Damage Weapon pack featuring a cool new look and massive firepower for the Plasma Cutter, Contact Beam, Pulse Rifle, and Ripper.
– $3.00 / 240 MS points

– Hot Rod Pack: Download the Hot Rod Weapon Skin Pack, featuring awesome flame graphics for the Flamethrower and Pulse Rifle.
– $1.00 / 80 MS points

– Military Pack: Download the Military Weapon Pack for a new look and enhanced power for all 7 Dead Space weapons.
– $4.00 / 320 MS points

– Pedestrian Pack: Download the Pedestrian Weapon Skin Pack, featuring a fresh new look for the Contact Beam, Plasma Cutter, and Ripper.
– $1.50 / 120 MS points

– Scorpion Pack: Download the Scorpion Pack featuring an upgraded Level 5 Suit and powered up Plasma Cutter, Line Gun, and Force Gun, all decorated in an awesome red Scorpion Skin.
– $4.00 / 320 MS points

– Scorpion Weapon Pack: Download the Scorpion Weapon Pack featuring a faster death-dealing Plasma Cutter, Line Gun, and Force Gun in awesome red skins.
– $2.25 / 180 MS points

– Speed Kills Pack: Download the Speed Kills Weapon Pack! Includes faster-firing Force Gun, Line Gun, and Plasma Cutter.
– $2.25 / 180 MS points

– Tank Pack: Download the Tank Pack featuring an upgraded Level 5 Suit and powered up Flamethrower, Force Gun, and Line Gun, all covered in Unitology script.
– $4.00 / 320 MS points

PLAYSTATION®3 Exclusive Packs:

Obsidian Weapon Skin Pack: Download the exclusive Obsidian Weapon Skin Pack now, available only for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Includes weapon skins in jet-black PLAYSTATION 3 colors for the Line Gun, Plasma Cutter, and Pulse Rifle.

– $1.50

Obsidian Pack: Download the exclusive Obsidian Suit and Weapon Skin Pack now, available only for the PLAYSTATION®3! Includes an upgraded Level 5 suit, and weapon skins for the Line Gun, Plasma Cutter, and Pulse Rifle, all in jet-black PLAYSTATION®3 colors.

– $3.00

Xbox 360®-Exclusive Packs:

Elite Weapon Skin Pack: Download the exclusive Elite Weapon Skin Pack now, available only for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system! Includes weapon skins in Xbox 360 colors for the Line Gun, Plasma Cutter, and Pulse Rifle.
– 120 MS points

– Elite Pack: Download the exclusive Elite Suit and Weapon Skin Pack now, available only for the Xbox 360! Includes an upgraded Level 5 suit, and weapon skins for the Line Gun, Plasma Cutter, and Pulse Rifle in Xbox 360 colors.
– 240 MS points

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22 Comments

  1. Blerk

    Esha’s going to blow! TO THE BUNKERS!

    Seriously, this is amazingly lame. Real money to reskin your existing weapons in different colours? Are people insane?!

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Whizzo

    EA obviously has lost a lot of money in the credit crunch if they expect people to pay so much for so little.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    Blerk’s got a point, thats solid cash they’re asking us to put down just to stick some frilly bits on already existing stuff, the game is damn good (dare i say one of the best i’ve played this gen), but is having a new color for your rig really going to want to make you replay the game? Give us new weapons, or extra modes and i’ll be more then happy to fork out cash.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    Jesus wept. The worst part of this is not that they’re having a tilt at getting people to buy this crap… it’s that people WILL buy this crap. :(

    #4 6 years ago
  5. pjmaybe

    As pricey as this is, it all pales in comparison to having the option for repairing your car in NFS ProStreet for 60 points a pop.

    I wonder if anyone was stupid enough to pay for it… :) Or the game…(I got it as a christmas pressie, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it)

    #5 6 years ago
  6. MesserWolf

    “”
    Seriously, this is amazingly lame. Real money to reskin your existing weapons in different colours? Are people insane?!”"

    QFT

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Hunam

    No thanks.

    Great game though. New weapons would be nice, but a new skin and a tweak of stats doesn’t do much for me.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. trav

    Was expecting new missions, boss time attack or at least something to extend teh gameplay a bit.

    Hopefully that kind of stuff will appear later.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Alpha Male Stu

    Yeah that’s pretty horrific.

    I’ve bigged EA up pretty solidly this year. This and Mirror’s Edge are quality, and it really seemed like they were turning a corner…and then they go and throw this out there and you realise it’s just the same old EA!

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Quiiick

    Yes, this is the same old EA. They never really changed.

    Fact is: They had a real bad public image and needed to rectify their reputation.
    They managed to do that quite successfully (albeit stocks suffered). Now they show their real face again.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Truk

    I fail to see what’s wrong with this.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Quiiick

    Nothing’s wrong. It’s just a business opportunity.
    Don’t like it … don’t buy it!

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Gekidami

    If you cant see why this is stupid Truk, then i sugest you read most of the comments to this article.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Michael O'Connor

    “Now they show their real face again.”

    By offering OPTIONAL downloads you don’t have to purchase?

    That’s a hell of a lot better than what Namco does, whereby their deliberately lock out entire parts of their game from the end users. These are just a bunch of fun reskins you don’t *have* to buy.

    How the hell does a bunch of reskins for a game “show their real face again”? They’ve had a game out for the last year which has had four *completely free* and very large updates to it. You might have heard of it. It’s called Burnout Paradise.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Alpha Male Stu

    “That’s a hell of a lot better than what Namco does, whereby their deliberately lock out entire parts of their game from the end users.”

    You have nothing yet to prove that this sort of stuff isn’t already on the disc though?

    I’ve no problem with DLC in general, obviously you don’t have to buy it, but it’s still taking advantage of those gullible enough to buy it. There’s the problem.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Shatner

    “I fail to see what’s wrong with this.”

    Truk, only mutinational corporatons we like are allowed to make money. Duh!

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Michael O'Connor

    “You have nothing yet to prove that this sort of stuff isn’t already on the disc though?”

    The size of the download tend to be a very good indication.

    200KB file = definately on the disc.
    20MB file = definately not on the disc.

    Based on the size of the downloadable content for the game so far, it’s obvious this data isn’t on the disc. If it was, the hacking community would have definately made it known by now.

    “I’ve no problem with DLC in general, obviously you don’t have to buy it, but it’s still taking advantage of those gullible enough to buy it. There’s the problem.”

    Taking advantage of those gullible enough?

    Surely that’s the fault of a gullible consumer? It quite clearly states what the content is. If you like what it offers, you’ll buy it. If you don’t, you won’t. It’s completely optional, and the game is already extremely polished and certainly complete without it.

    Considering that Electronic Arts have done nothing but bring out ground-breaking game after ground-breaking game for the last year straight, I’m not going to complain.

    “E.A. is evil” is about as outdated an attitude as “Sonic is cool”.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Michael O'Connor

    P.S. More horse armour please.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Alpha Male Stu

    Yes, it’s all about EA being evil, that’s why i’ve already praised them in the thread.

    “Surely that’s the fault of a gullible consumer?”

    Obviously it’s both sides fault. EA evidently shouldn’t take advantage…or would it also be ok if an adult wanted sex with a minor? “Oh it’s ok, she was gagging for it!”

    “The size of the download tend to be a very good indication.”

    The size of these current downloads, you’re yet to see, right?

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Shatner

    What?

    Sonic isn’t cool?

    I didn’t get the memo. :(

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Truk

    Take advantage? It’s entirely the responsibility of the individual whether they purchase it or not. Comparisons to statutory rape boggle my mind.

    If EA want to offer shit downloads then that’s their right. No one has to buy them. If someone wants to, then that’s their right too. Has no one considered that maybe those who buy these things actually want them? That they consider them good value? Or do people actually believe that everyone is duped?

    I fail to see why EA should be condemned for offering a product and why the purchasers should be condemned for buying it.

    P.S. Sonic was never cool.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Michael O'Connor

    “Yes, it’s all about EA being evil, that’s why i’ve already praised them in the thread.”

    Then I’m really not sure what the fuss is about.

    “Obviously it’s both sides fault. EA evidently shouldn’t take advantage…or would it also be ok if an adult wanted sex with a minor? “Oh it’s ok, she was gagging for it!”

    How are they “taking advantage” of anyone? “Taking advantage” of a customer would be something like demanding payments for software upgrades.

    It’s clearly labelled content. Nobody is being forced into getting it, and it’s always the place of the consumer to make an informed decision before they hand over money.

    I really don’t see the comparision between some clearly labelled content and having sex with a minor…

    “The size of these current downloads, you’re yet to see, right?”

    Right, but there’s some Dead Space DLC already up there, and it’s of equivelant. One of them in even free. Its not an approach Electronic Arts has taken in the past either, except for the short lived “paid cheats” they had a few years back.

    #22 6 years ago

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