Rumor: Dead Space: Extraction, Planet Cracker invading XBLA, PSN

Tuesday, 9th February 2010 04:50 GMT By Nathan Grayson


In space, no one can hear you scream. At least, that’s what we thought until we played Dead Space, which had us screeching in pitches so high that our beards threatened to leave us for better men.

Fortunately for our poor hearts, two Dead Space-themed games – Dead Space: Extraction and Planet Cracker – will hopefully offer a change of Dead Space pace when they arrive on XBLA and PSN.

A survey that found its way into Kotaku‘s hands seems to indicate that both are at least in the planning phases. Dead Space: Extraction, of course, would be an HD port of the Wii’s premier “guided first-person experience.”

Planet Cracker, meanwhile, seems to be a strategy title based in the Dead Space universe. Described as a “resource strategy game where players will manage a CEC Mining operation,” your accomplishments in the game will apparently fatten up your purse in Dead Space 2 – sort of like Fable II’s pub games.

Sounds great, except for one thing. But we just can’t put our finger on what that one thing is. It’s not the concept or the genre or the bonus features and it’s definitely the name.



  1. DJ Deathstar

    This is pretty interesting, the extraction port isn’t all that surprising really since its bound to appeal to 360/PS3 owners more so than Wii owners since it sold so poorly. Planet cracker could be good, could be crap, obviously can’t establish anything till its confirmed/shown!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Thats Excellent idea but to cancel PC port of Dead Space is a bad idea.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Hero of Canton

    Would presumably have to be an ARC/Natal release, as I can’t see the controls working otherwise. If so, I’m really looking forward to THAT moment in Chapter 9…

    Extraction’s a terrific game, and assuming it’s not just the Wii game with the resolution upscaled, it’d be a bargain at, say, 1200 points.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    I’m having difficulty imagining how this would work with Natal. Point your finger at the screen and shout “ptew-ptew”?

    I’m thinking although it may support those, it’s likely they’ll include a standard ‘pad’ mode as well in order to maximise sales. Gods only know what that’ll turn out like…. :-|

    #4 5 years ago

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