E3 10: Dead Space 2 gets a PS3 Limited Edition

I recollect that despite my excitement to play the original Dead Space, that the atmosphere was so tense that I actually found myself stressed out while playing the game. The atmosphere was TOO good.That’s not a bad thing though, and apparently gamers agreed, because a sequel was announced a little while ago, and as of today’s Sony press conference at E3, we have some new information about it for you.

Apparently there will be a limited edition release of Dead Space 2 that will come packed with a brand spanking new HD version of Dead Space Extraction and will be Move support enabled. This will be available as of January 25th, 2011. Not soon enough for me, but I can say that it sounds like a pretty sweet deal. Maybe this time I won’t play in the pitch black darkness after my roomie goes to sleep so I don’t suffer the terror of possibly wetting my own pants.

 EA Announces Exclusive Dead Space 2 Limited Edition for PlayStation 3
E3 Expo 2010

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Experience the panic before the terror! At the Sony Press Briefing during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Visceral Games™, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced that an exclusive Limited Edition* of Dead Space™ 2 will be released on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The Limited Edition will include the award-winning Dead Space Extraction, the prequel to the entire Dead Space saga, now featuring support for the PlayStation®Move motion controller. Launching January 25, 2011, Dead Space 2 will unleash a truly epic Action Horror experience that will bring the psychological thrills of deep space to a terrifying new level.

    “We’re thrilled to couple two terrifying experiences in one box. With the Limited Edition, PlayStation 3 fans will receive real insight into the cause of the necromorph infestation and the destruction that followed. This is the genesis of the dark and twisted world Isaac inhabits”

The Dead Space 2 Limited Edition will include Dead Space Extraction in full HD for the first time ever. Dead Space Extraction on PlayStation 3 will offer the entire single-player game complete with all-new trophy support, as well as co-op gameplay, using the new PlayStation Move motion controller, in addition to the standard DUALSHOCK®3 and SIXAXIS™ controllers. Players will be armed with an arsenal of weaponry and an easy-to-use control system customized to take full advantage of the capabilities of PlayStation Move. Dead Space Extraction will also be sold separately as a standalone game via the PlayStation Store.

“We’re thrilled to couple two terrifying experiences in one box. With the Limited Edition, PlayStation 3 fans will receive real insight into the cause of the necromorph infestation and the destruction that followed. This is the genesis of the dark and twisted world Isaac inhabits,” said Steve Papoutsis, Executive Producer on Dead Space 2. “The addition of support for PlayStation Move allows us to bring a truly unique experience that was previously unavailable to players and we can’t wait to see what they think.”

Dead Space 2 will be on display at the EA booth #1601 South Hall during (E3).

Dead Space 2 is being developed for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and the PC. This product has not yet been rated by ESRB or PEGI. For additional information and news, visit www.deadspacegame.com, follow us on twitter www.twitter.com/isaacclarke or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/deadspace.

* Available in North America only, while supplies last.

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Colette Bennett