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Dead Space 2 announced, detailed

Monday, 7th December 2009 14:02 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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EA’s finally announced Dead Space 2, as you can see in the PR after the break. It’s confirmed for PC, 360 and PS3, but there’s no date.

Apparently, Isaac’s going to be “taking the fight to the Necromorphs” this time, with new weapons, new characters, and “epic zero-G environments”.

“We’re thrilled to jump back into the series, making the next chapter in Isaac’s journey,” said EP Steve Papoutsis.

“The infection continues to spread throughout space and our hero Isaac Clarke is the only person able to contain it. There are still loads of Necromorphs that need killing.

“In Dead Space 2, not everything is exactly as it seems. Expect plot twists that will surprise you and a huge cast of twisted, disgusting monsters that are sure to scare the daylights out of you.”

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EA ANNOUNCES DEAD SPACE 2
Sequel to Award-Winning Horror Game Delivers Intense, Personal Saga that Sends Chills through Deep Space

Guildford, UK – December 7, 2009 – Visceral Games, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) studio announced today that the award-winning Dead Space™ franchise will continue to frighten gamers with its stunning sequel, Dead Space 2. Isaac Clarke returns for another heart-pounding adventure, taking the fight to the Necromorphs in this thrilling action-horror experience. New tools to gruesomely slice and dismember the Necromorphs complement Isaac’s signature plasma cutter, empowering him as he meets new characters, explores epic zero-G environments, and fights against a relentless Necromorph onslaught. Survival isn’t the only thing on Isaac’s mind in Dead Space 2 – this time, he calls the shots.

“Like so many gamers worldwide, we love the Dead Space franchise and are very excited to announce a new game in the series,” said Nick Earl, Senior VP and Group General Manager at EA. “Visceral Games is quickly becoming known for delivering high-quality, action-packed games. Dead Space 2 is on target to deliver a jaw-dropping experience gamers won’t soon forget.”

“We’re thrilled to jump back into the series, making the next chapter in Isaac’s journey,” added Steve Papoutsis, Executive Producer of Dead Space 2. “The infection continues to spread throughout space and our hero Isaac Clarke is the only person able to contain it. There are still loads of Necromorphs that need killing. In Dead Space 2, not everything is exactly as it seems. Expect plot twists that will surprise you and a huge cast of twisted, disgusting monsters that are sure to scare the daylights out of you.”

Originally launched in 2008, Dead Space quickly became one of EA’s top rated wholly-owned intellectual properties. With close to 100 industry awards and an average critic score of 89*, Dead Space became a hit with horror and videogame fans worldwide. In 2009, EA launched Dead Space Extraction for the Wii™, a prequel to the original Dead Space that expanded the fiction and brought the franchise to a new audience.

Dead Space 2 is being developed for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and on PC. This product has not yet rated by PEGI. Follow us on twitter at: www.twitter.com/isaacclarke. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/deadspace. For additional information and news, visit www.deadspacegame.com

*According to Gamerankings.com and Metacritic.com

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  1. Bikki

    praise the lord.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. theevilaires

    I knew it. I hope they do another anime movie tie in. Sony do a game/blu-ray hybrid this time PLEASSSSSSSE!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Digital Gigolo

    BOOM! And it just keeps on getting better.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Hunam

    \o/

    I fucking love Dead Space.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Len

    Ooo fantastic news.

    Lights off, ss up…scary mary!

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    Happy for Deadspace 2 but I would have changed the character. Isaac is the ‘only’ one to contain it? He just repairs ships and by the grace of God he survived the last one. Why not a doctor this time or a unitologist?

    /rant over

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Hunam

    He’s the only person who has been face to face with the marker and survived. He is the closest thing to a Necromorph specialist.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    Its not the marker but rather a marker. Afterall The government manafacured the marker in Deadspace from the original.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Alakratt

    Awesome! About time! But really, Isaac is the ONLY ONE that can stand against them? That’s so f*cking cliche!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. dirigiblebill

    Great news :)

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Patrick Garratt

    Hmm. Reading between the lines, does this press release say there’s going to be open-environment action with guns?

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Hunam

    @Phoenixblight

    Just read this up on the Dead Space wiki and I never knew that. It seems that humanity made the Necromorphs from DNA codes left on the black marker then used the manufactured red marker to lock it down.

    Why then would they send a planet cracker to Aegis 7 knowing it was there?

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Hunam

    @Pat

    Sounds like the Zero-G sections are going to be expanded on from the PR. Maybe you’ll be able to full explore ship exteriors this time instead of just jumping from bit to bit.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    Unitologists sent the planet cracker there because they believed the marker at Aegis 7 was the original obviously huge mistake.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. No_PUDding

    Pat you often a read ‘open world’ from in between the lines, lol.

    I cant see that at all.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Hunam

    I see, so they wanted the Necromorphs to be released and eat the galaxy as a judgement day kind of thing?

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Phoenixblight

    Atleast thats how the ANtagonist saw it. Unitology is all about us becoming one race why not a Necromorph. But thats because he thought it was the original marker. The Government sent the “fake” marker to an unknown planet to get rid of it, guess there is no way to destroy it? Not sure what this government’s logic was.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Hunam

    Well the markers detain the Necromorphs so I’d imagine that Aegis 7 was a dumping ground. I do recall the captain of the ishimura not wanting to contact the government when things went to shit so I bet he wasn’t fully aware of all this shit that was going to happen. And the clued in unitologists seemed to want to exploit the situation then cover it up for their own end.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Phoenixblight

    THats what I got out of it too Hunam. My main issue with Dead space was if you miss some of the OSDs, and audio tapes, you were in the dark about whats actually going on but I guess thats what gives the effect of Dead Space not knowing what you are fighting with or getting the hell away from. I am curious what they will do with the second one, another Marker found? Or someone messing with the marker that was in Aegis 7. I am betting on the latter.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Disregarding the on-rails Wii episode, I always felt DS2 should be a pre-quel introducing how these aliens came into being in the first place.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Hunam

    That’ll no doubt get covered in logs/visions/cutscenes

    #21 5 years ago
  22. mbreber

    Mirror´s Edge 2 next then, hope that they will find better release window for this one.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Phoenixblight

    @Ghetto

    You talking about the aliens that left the original marker?

    THe Original doesn’t make Necromorphs. The Government reverse engineered the orginal to make the red marker which causes humans to become Necromorphs. Necromorphs aren’t aliens, they are humans being afflicted by the red marker. WHy the Government sent the red marker to a desolate planet in the first place.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Hunam

    @Phoenixblight

    Necromorphs were engineered by humans from biological code left in the black marker as a warning, I don’t think the red marker made them, just contained them.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Phoenixblight

    ” It was later discovered by a colonist that the Marker’s inscriptions represented a DNA recombinant code for necrotic flesh that results in the creation of The Necromorphs.”

    Edit: I am an ass. The markers had a DNA code for the Necromorph infection the red marker makes the infection dormant. So yeah the marker contains the disease when they planetcracked Aegis 7 it let the disease come out to play.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. The Hindle

    Well i didnt see this coming
    *sarcasm

    #26 5 years ago
  27. endgame

    ooo and for the pc too. ty. :D

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Blerk

    No-brainer purchase for me, the first one was great.

    I just hope they resist the temptation to make it all ‘gung ho’ in having Isaac take the fight to the Necromorphs. Half the fun of the original was that it was a slightly slower-paced, more careful shooter.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. McLovin85

    Absolutely loved Dead Space. Haven’t bothered with playing the Wii on-rails game, and don’t plan to. I just hope i don’t miss any information or storyline from that game.
    As for Dead Space 2, i hope they keep it as a suspense/horror game. It kind of feels like they’re going to turn it into an action game with PR lines like ‘Isaac is going to take the fight to the Necros’ etc. What was also good was the weapons. As most of them felt like engineering equipment. I hope they don’t bring in things like rocket launchers or sniper rifles as that would just ruin it.
    And although Isaac being the only one able to stand up against the Necros is a bit cliche it’s also true. Look at the first Alien film. Ripley became who she was because of her experience with the first alien. They needed her expertise as she was the only one who survived and knew how they thought. So in that sense i buy into Isaac being the only one with significant knowledge.
    I just hope they make him speak in this one.

    #29 5 years ago