Dead Space 2 XBLA Prequel Announced

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I hope you like your Dead Space, because XBLA will be receiving 2 different Dead Space XBLA games.

As you may know Visceral has already announced that the Wii version of Dead Space: Extraction is on its way to XBLA, as well as their resource management game Planet Cracker. They have now announced yet another game coming to XBLA, it’s called Dead Space Ignition.

“Dead Space Ignition is the first of many exciting game extensions we have planned for the launch of Dead Space 2,” states Steve Papoutsis (Executive Producer on Dead Space franchise.) “The interactive comic-style game will give Dead Space fans a unique perspective on the events leading up to Dead Space 2, but will also introduce the storyline to a brand-new audience of gamers.”

Dead Space: Ignition will task players with three computer hacking mini-games to beat. These mini-games are called Hardware Crack, Trace Route and System Override. Each offers different puzzles and twitch style gameplay. Branching paths will lead to different endings, up to four different ones.

The story is written by award-winning comic book, video game and graphic novel writer Antony Johnston. The game will introduce new characters and plot twists to the Dead Space universe, with Johnston’s horror-story expertise making each of the game’s four conclusions equally intriguing.

The game will unlock Exclusive in game content for Dead Space 2 when it ships in January 2011. One of the items will be a new suit for Isaac to use in Dead Space 2. Dead Space Ignition will release on XBLA in autumn 2010 perfect to increase the hype for Dead Space 2.

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