Electronic Arts and Motive Studio today announced the release of Dead Space. The remake of the sci-fi survival horror classic is available now for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
Dead Space puts players in the role of Isaac Clarke, an ordinary engineer on a routine mission to repair a gigantic mining starship, the USG Ishimura.
But a real nightmare awaits him on board the Ishimura: the ship’s crew has been killed and infected. And Isaac’s friend Nicole must still be on board somewhere. Isaac is alone and trapped. All he has left is his technical tools and engineering skills, which he uses to fight for survival – not only against terrifying monsters called “Necromorphs”, but also against his own sanity.
“Upon release in 2008, Dead Space became an instant classic in the survival horror genre thanks to its unique sci-fi setting and atmospheric storyline,” said Philippe Ducharme, Senior Producer of Dead Space. “Almost 15 years later, we want to remain true to the legacy of the original with the new edition and at the same time optimize it with the new technical possibilities. When you put on Isaac’s suit for the first time, we wish that the game leaves the lasting impression that we had in 2008. If you already know the original, we hope we’ve created a game that lives up to your fondest memories and makes you excited to get your hands on the plasma cutter again.”
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Dead Space was built from the ground up in the Frostbite engine. Reimagining the immersive vision of the original, it features faithful and enhanced sound and crisp visuals understandably remastered to reach new levels of immersion and quality. In addition, the remake offers some key gameplay improvements – for example:
- An Engineer’s (Night) Dream: Without weapons or support, Isaac is forced to defend himself against the Necromorphs using high-tech mining tools to dismember the nightmarish creatures, solve mysteries in his thrilling journey, and harness the Ishimura’s malfunctioning systems to his vortezenm. In addition, as part of the reboot, Isaac has received an updated suit and an expanded and more detailed arsenal of improved tools with effects and functions. The original protagonist is now voiced again in English by Gunner Wright – the original voice of Isaac in Dead Space 2 (2011) and Dead Space 3 (2013) – allowing the voice actor to lend his voice and face to the character. Thanks to new narrative options, players can now also hear the beautiful engineer more often.
- A fully connected Ishimura: As players make their way through the frighteningly narrow corridors and gloomy corridors of USG Ishimura, the gameplay experience from the opening screen to the end credits is not interrupted by a single loading screen or camera cut. The massive mining spaceship features new rooms, paths and obstacles for the remake, allowing for seamless exploration with new map controls and an improved tracking system.
- Intensity Director: Dead Space offers a beautifully crafted and immersive world that invites players to lose themselves in the game world and feel every step Isaac takes on his journey. As he explores familiar areas and new ones, the new Intensity Director dynamically adjusts what appears in Isaac’s path – from Necromorph spawns and the way they attack, to environmental effects such as lights, smoke, particles and sound. No one will have the same experience in a room, players who choose to retrace their steps and revisit previous locations will also encounter new experiences. Isaac’s heartbeat, breathing, and exertion adjust to his stress levels, giving players direct feedback on his mental, emotional, and physical state.
- The dismantling system: The Necromorphs are unique monsters that utilize the new disassemble system, which simulates multiple layers of flesh, sinew, and bone that can crack, tear, or shatter. And while strategy remains a key factor, players will also have more opportunities to get creative when battling these terrifying enemies when using the variety of weapons and abilities.
Dead Space is available now for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via the EA App, Steam, and the Epic Games Store. The Dead Space Deluxe Edition includes three unique suits and two suit textures. The limited Dead Space Collector’s Edition in collaboration with Limited Run Games includes a wearable Isaac helmet, the soundtrack on CD, a SteelBook and much more. from EA Play Pro* get the Deluxe Edition content and an anodized suit texture for subscribers only with the EA Play Pro Edition**. Details on EA Play memberships are available on the official website.
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