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Dead Space 2 Set 3 Years After Original, Multiplayer Confirmed

by Tyler Treat Dec 10, 2009 11:13 AM CST
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The latest Game Informer has the scoop on Dead Space 2. The game, taking place on a space station called "Sprawl," is set three years after the events of the original Dead Space, and the developers claim it pushes the horror elements the first was known for even further.

Sprawl is much vastly larger than the Ishimura, where Dead Space took place. It has shopping malls, schools, churches, and a number of other environments new to the series. It's an "organic, haphazardly constructed, long-term place that’s built around the remaining shards of one of Saturn’s moon-The first planet-crack ever. Like any real city it is not all built by one person. Some stuff was built up, and some areas, corporate areas, government areas, and public areas," the magazine reads.

Facing formidable bosses and what seem like impossible situations, Isaac has a number of new characteristics and abilities. If he jumps too far away from a surface, he risks floating through space, but he can also re-orientate himself. And he talks in the game!

Multiplayer was also hinted at in the magazine, saying, "All I can say is it’s really fun, and you’ll get to strategically dismember your friends." Sounds intriguing.

[via VG247]

More Dead Space 2 Art

by Tyler Treat Dec 8, 2009 11:38 PM CST
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After seeing the cover of the next Game Informer today, some more art for Dead Space 2 was found online from the magazine. The image, seen above, doesn't show too much other than a vast, rocky planet being mined with a Marker next to a big canyon. What, you forgot? Isaac was an engineer working on a mining ship before all hell broke loose.

[via Game Watch]

Dead Space’s Isaac Clarke Graces Game Informer Cover, New Look, Includes Dropkicks

by Tyler Treat Dec 8, 2009 12:42 PM CST
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Game Informer unveiled the cover for its January issue, hitting news stands December 14. The cover features none other than Dead Space's Isaac Clarke. The magazine will apparently have an exclusive look at the game. Sure, it's concept art, but Isaac is sporting a slightly different look with some new armor. The whole cover and cover spread after the jump.


Dead Space 2 Officially Announced

by Evan Volm Dec 7, 2009 11:15 AM CST
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Visceral Games announced today that the award-winning Dead Space franchise will continue to frighten gamers with its sequel, Dead Space 2. Hero Isaac Clarke returns, taking the fight to the Necromorphs. New tools to slice and dismember the Necromorphs complement Isaac's signature Plasma Cutter, empowering him as he meets new characters, explores Zero-G environments and fights against a relentless necromorph onslaught.

"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."


Dead Space Teaser Decrypted

by Tyler Treat Dec 7, 2009 1:28 AM CST
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We recently reported on a teaser that was posted a couple days ago by a Dead Space Twitter account. The image, seen above, showed a Rorschach inkblot that resembled some of the Necromorph aliens you encounter in the game. The image also had a mysterious message written in the alien language found on the USG Ishimura.

A user over at Helldescent.com was able to decrypt the intriguing message using a translation key. The message, when translated, reads: "The nightmare is over, but it will not end."

Now if that's not a contradictory statement I don't know what is. We'll have our first sneak peek of Dead Space 2 next month.

Dead Space 2 Revealed in Next PlayStation Official Magazine?

by Tyler Treat Nov 23, 2009 3:43 PM CST
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In the latest issue of PlayStation: The Official Magazine, a new horror sequel is teased in the "Next Month" section. After taking a look at the picture featured in the magazine, it's pretty clear that the game in question is none other than Dead Space 2. The picture, seen after the break, shows some sort of alien creature with tentacles seen through a very familiar shape: Isaac's helmet.


Dead Space 2 Getting Online Multiplayer?

by Evan Volm Nov 14, 2009 1:58 PM CST
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According to a recent job listing, EA is looking for a Senior Online Level Designer who should "be able to work collaboratively with Creative Director and Online Producer to create extremely fun, satisfying and polished multiplayer levels."  Given the first game's rather unique ways of dismembering enemies, things could get interesting in multiplayer...

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