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Tuesday, January 18

Dead Space 2: You still can't hear a scream in space

Me? Again? 
The sequel Dead Space 2 will arrive to Xbox land and hungry space horror fans in a week and a bit's time and this second installment in the soon-to-be-a-real franchise is expected to be an excellent and polished follow up. You know it's gonna be good because the game is published by EA who put out a little known game called Gears of War...


The game is a straight sequel to the third person survival horror original Dead Space, Dead Space 2 places you as the titular hero Issac Clark forced to to tackle an alien infestation that in the last game proved to be one of creepiest and intense experiences in the gaming horror genre.  Doom 3 eat your heart out....


Dead Space 2, (like all good sequels!) will feature new weapons and tools at Issac's disposal to dismember and defeat hordes of brutal enemy Necromorphs. The  inclusion of a multiplayer component will make Dead Space 2 an interesting online prospect (kind of like how Bioshock 2 had multiplayer I guess!)



The plot of Dead Space 2 takes place in 2511 A.D., three years after the events of Dead Space, on the densely populated Titan Station on Titan, a moon of Saturn. The mental illness caused by the Marker appears to be permanent and continues to have an effect on the protagonist  and hero of the original game, Isaac Clarke. The government will continue to have a place in the storyline, their sinister motives always to be questioned! 


Check out the promotional trailer for Dead Space 2 on youtube:




IGN were privy to playing a couple of levels of Dead Space and had this to say:

"My demo picked up with Isaac back in a version of his familiar engineering suit, which gives him some protection from the beasts along with telekinesis and the ability to slow things down. A woman named Daina is leading our hero, but there's also a guy named Nolan Stross trying to get in contact with Isaac. Daina claims he's a psychotic that killed his own family." Hmmm, can you say psycho killer qu'est ce cait?

Extra for Experts: it was recently noticed that Bungie trademarked the name Dead Orbit - some people are speculating that this could be the name of the new Bungie IP - I doubt it as it's so close to the name Dead Space - what do you think? What's Bungie up to?

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