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Dead Space Extraction

Posted by Anthony Dickens

EA reveal that Dead Space Wii will infact be a prequel to the famed "Dead Space" and in fact be an "on-rails" shooter.

Dead Space Extraction is a prequel that reveals the events leading up to Isaac Clarke’s mission on the USG Ishimura in the original Dead Space game released in 2008. Dead Space Extraction will marry the innovative motion controls of the Wii Remote with a frenetic first person perspective to create a new action-packed horror experience.

Dead Space Extraction tells the story of a handful of space colonists desperately struggling to escape from a horrific infection on the Aegis VII mining colony deep in the furthest regions of space. The game introduces a new heroine to the fiction and as the crew fall victim to a mysterious contagion aboard the ship, it becomes clear that protecting her may be their only hope for survival. Dead Space Extraction introduces all new characters, weapons, enemies, puzzles and co-operative multiplayer gameplay.

“We could not be more excited to extend Dead Space into an experience exclusive to the Wii. Nintendo has a wonderful history in the horror genre and we are thrilled to build on that tradition with Dead Space Extraction,” said Glen Schofield, VP and General Manager of EA Redwood Shores studio. “As we were developing Dead Space, we realized that there was so much of the story going untold. Dead Space Extraction tells that story with all of the intensity, blood and gore that fans would expect.”

The first video of the game can be viewed here:

Dead Space Wii came as a slight surprise, the Wii just isn't capable of pulling off a direct port of the game, so obviously EA have decided to do something here.

It might be a detraction from the original, which means everyone is very nervous that it might not work. Personally, I love on-rails shooters so I'll still be willing to give this one a chance.

Thoughts?

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User Comments (4)

Wiiloveit

#1

Wiiloveit said:

I think that the idea to make a prequel makes perfect sense: clearly, people weren't going to choose a Wii version of Dead Space over the 360, even as just a downscaled version, so rather than make a sequel (to which, Wii owners would not be able to follow since Dead Space wasn't on the console), a prequel is a great alternative.

Cthuloops

#3

Cthuloops said:

I don't mind the prequel part, but I instantly dislike the on-rails part. Would much rather have that 3rd-person shooter aspect.

motang

#4

motang said:

Could be a good game, I shall check it out when it comes out this year.

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