Good news for Dead Space fans: you’ll soon be able to resume labored helmet-wheezing and ammo hoarding!
Visceral Games is officially readying a sequel to the popular space survival horror game, hinting at a newly empowered Isaac Clarke and the return of the Necromorphs:
Hero Isaac Clarke returns for another heart-pounding adventure, taking the fight to the Necromorphs in this thrilling action-horror experience. New tools to gruesomely slice and dismember the Necromorphs complement Isaac’s signature Plasma Cutter, empowering him as he meets new characters, explores epic Zero-G environments, and fights against a relentless necromorph onslaught. Survival isn’t the only thing on Isaac’s mind in Dead Space 2 – this time, he calls the shots.
It’s no surprise that Visceral is retaining the amputation system, but what does “call[ing] the shots” refer to? Squadmates, perhaps? Here’s hoping they can retain the first game’s immersive atmosphere while revising the stale story tropes, glowing orb boss fights, and repetitive play that bogged down the first game. After the halfway point, Dead Space seemed content to startle rather than scare, which was a shame.
There aren’t any dates yet, so don’t make any dismemberment plans before next Halloween.