EA Confirms Dead Space 2 for people like me

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You’ll remember that I posted up that inkblot yesterday which was apparently confirmation that Dead Space 2 was on its way in… well apparently the people who deciphered that from the blot were correct.

I have now got a press release from EA games claiming the exact same thing.

According to the PR we are going to be returning as Isaac Clarke as he meets new characters, experiences new Zero-G environments and continues his fight against the necromorph.

However this time you are going to be calling the shots… check the full PR after the break.

Johannesburg, South Africa – December 7, 2009 – Visceral Games, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) studio announced today that the award-winning Dead Spaceâ„¢ 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. 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!” said Steve Papoutsis, Executive Producer of Dead Space 2. “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, a prequel to the original Dead Space that expanded the fiction and brought the franchise to a new audience base.

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 the FPB (Film and Publication Board) in South Africa. 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

Last Updated: December 8, 2009

Gavin Mannion

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