Hold on tight! Dead Space is back, and it’s still not for the faint of heart!
Not since the early days of survival horror video game classics in the vein of “Doom,” “Resident Evil” and “Silent Hill” has there been a certified screamer like the visceral sci-fi horrors of “Dead Space” when it first appeared for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC back in 2008.
With its lurid saga of aerospace engineer Isaac Clarke and his handy plasma cutter exploring the USG Ishimura, a haunted spaceship infested with ferocious mutated monsters, “Dead Space” was an immersive experience that provided a fantasy of “Event Horizon”-like cosmic horror going on long after your tired gaming system went into hibernation.
Fortunately, this remake stays true to the original, keeping the story and atmosphere intact while bringing the graphics and mechanics up to current-gen standards, introducing “Dead Space” to a whole new generation of players.
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Now after a series of sequels and spinoffs (plus an animated feature) that have sold millions of copies worldwide since the franchise’s inception 14 years ago, Motive Studio and Electronic Arts are reviving the award-winning “Dead Space” for a horror-crazed generation with a sparkling new remake for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC which hits the streets on Friday (January 27).
Here’s the official reboot story:
Prepare to solve an exciting mystery in the darkest depths of the world.
Isaac Clarke is a jack-of-all-trades engineer on a mission to repair a large, sprawling starship, the USG Ishimura, only to discover that something has gone horribly wrong. The ship’s crew has been slaughtered and infected by some alien scourge…and Isaac’s beloved partner, Nicole, is lost somewhere on board.
Now Isaac is alone with only his tools and engineering skills as he tries to unravel the nightmarish mystery of what happened aboard the Ishimura. Trapped with hostile creatures called ‘necromorphs’, Isaac faces a battle for survival not only against the escalating horror of the ship, but his own crumbling sanity.
“Dead Space’s” latest gameplay teasers and movie trailers we’ve seen look positive, with the original story kept intact and a tantalizing array of enhanced visuals and audio remasters adding a fresh layer of blood and gore to the iconic sci-fi horror. video games.
Electronic Arts’ remake of “Dead Space” launches on January 27, 2023.
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