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Dead Space violence won’t be “watered down” for Wii

Tuesday, 28th April 2009 10:55 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Worried Dead Space: Extraction’s violence will be diluted for Wii? Fret no more. It isn’t.

“We’re definitely not planning to water it down at all for the Wii, but again, we’re not going to add in shock value just to have that,” the game’s exec producer, Steve Papoutsis, told VG247 in London last week.

“First and foremost we want to make a great game, and we want to make a great game that makes sense in the Dead Space universe.”

The on-rails shooter isn’t gratuitous, though, Papoutsis hastened to add.

“When we were working on Dead Space the original, we wanted to make a game that was terrifying, action-packed, kind of hit on all those things that people want to experience in a survival action horror game. We went all-out to do that,” he said.

“I think now that the expectation is that a Dead Space game has those kind of elements. We’re not going out of our way to make it extremely violent, it’s just the story is what the story is, and it’s not a pretty story.”

Extraction’s out this autumn, exclusively for Wii.

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