EA announced today the Dead Space franchise will be getting more treatment outside the gaming world with a new animated feature and graphic novel.
Dead Space Aftermath is the animated feature, and Dead Space Salvage is the graphic novel.
Both are to be revealed during a Conic Con panel discussion entitled “Building a Horror Entertainment Franchise: Dead Space 2″, featuring producer Rich Briggs, and Salvage artist Christopher Shy, Dead Space Martyr writer Brian Evenson, Dead Space Aftermath actor Christopher Judge and Dead Space 2 actor Gunner Wright.
Dead Space Aftermath explains what happened during the first-responder mission to Aegis VII, while Salvage tells the story of a rogue group of miners who come across the dilapidated USG Ishimura.
Aftermath will be released in January 2011, and Salvage will be made available in December.
Here’s more information pulled from the press release:
The animated feature, Dead Space Aftermath centers on the Aegis VII disaster and explores how the Government sends an unwitting crew of people to get exposed to Marker shards. The Government is secretly trying to produce a viable “Marker blueprint” carrier, no matter the costs.
The graphic novel Dead Space Salvage tells the story of the Magpies, who discover an abandoned mining ship, the USG Ishimura. Their once-fortunate luck turns into a catastrophe as they realize they’re in the middle of a living nightmare. Not only is the Government racing to claim the Ishimura, but the necromorphs are also reanimating across the ship. Dead Space Salvage will feature the unique visual style of fantasy and sci-fi artist, Christopher Shy.
Dead Space 2 will be available on January 25 on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Check out the latest trailer for it here.