Dead Space 2 Prequel Hits PS3, Xbox 360 This Spring

Visceral Games' sequel to sci-fi horror game Dead Space won't touch down on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 until January 2011, but a new "interactive comic-style game" will hit those consoles later this year.

The downloadable Dead Space Ignition will take place just before the events of Dead Space 2 and will pack in a "satisfying arcade experience that will challenge players with puzzles and twitch gameplay," according to the official announcement. Dead Space Ignition "combines an interactive comic-style story with three unique hacking mini games; Hardware Crack, Trace Route and System Override."

The "choose your own adventure" style interactive comic is written by Antony Johnston, responsible for the Dead Space comic book series published in 2008.

While details of Dead Space 2's downloadable games have changed, when Kotaku first reported on them, publisher Electronic Arts had plans to possibly charge players for the releases.

Completing the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network game unlocks goodies in the retail release of Dead Space 2, including a special suit for Dead Space hero Isaac Clarke.

Dead Space Ignition is being developed by Visceral Games and Sumo Digital.


Comments

    What about extraction?

    Very cool, loved the first one. One of the few games that really got my blood pumping from the suspense

    PC version im pretty sure i remember they said there doing one is it pushed back as well and will the Dead space ignition be released on it

    Nice! Love Deadspace.

    Only news on Extraction HD is it being included in the PS3 collector's edition with Move support.

    Why charge? Give away as a promotion of DS2 pls.

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