EA has announced that Visceral Games is working on a sequel to October 2008’s action-horror title Dead Space.
Set for release on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, the game will see players reprise the role of the original’s protagonist, deep space mining engineer turned alien slayer Isaac Clarke. It promises to deliver “new tools to gruesomely slice and dismember the Necromorphs” and more zero-G environmental action.
“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,” said Steve Papoutsis, the title’s executive producer.
While widely praised, EA’s decision to reduce its output of packaged games, cutting titles that can’t measure up to the profits generated by its core sports releases and The Sims franchise, led some to believe that a Dead Space follow up might not see the light of day.
Dead Space had sold around 1.4 million units as of May this year. A prequel to the game, Dead Space: Extraction for Wii, failed to light up the sales charts.
“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, 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.”
EA has yet to announce a release date for Dead Space 2.