EA along with Visceral Games/Sumo Digital have uncovered more details regarding their Dead Space 2 prequel, Dead Space Ignition. As stated in our earlier article, Dead Space Ignition will be a comic-book based game with various hacking mini-games.
The game will take place on The Sprawl, when the necromorphs invade it, just hours before Isaac makes his entrance on the space station. The protagonists will be Franco and Sarah and, as the story progresses, the player will be responsible for most of the characters’ decisions in the comic-book game. Depending on which decisions have been made, Dead Space Ignition will have 4 different endings, each of them rewarding the player with an unlockable, usable in Dead Space 2.
The game will feature 4 interactive hacking mini-games, which you will have to successfully complete, in order to take the story further. Dead Space Ignition promises to fill in the gap between Dead Space 1 and Dead Space 2 with an intense story, preparing the player for the events that are to occur in Isaac Clarke’s adventure.
The date hasn’t been set yet, but most surely, it will release before Dead Space 2, Winter 2010-2011, on both PSN and Xbox LIVE.