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EA Announces Downloadable Title ‘Dead Space Ignition’

Submitted by on Thursday, 8 July 20102 Comments

When word of Dead Space 2 was first announced, it whipped everyone in to a frenzy here at the Attitude Towers.  We all strapped on our armor and loaded up our plasma cutters for some fresh Necromorph limb-cutting action.  Unfortunately, that only led to us taking Majiesto to the emergency room after Delriach accidentally mis-took him for an alien and severed his right arm.

Now that the wounds have healed and Majiesto has learned to shoot with his left hand, we’re ready to load up once more with the announcement of Dead Space Ignition.

Steve Papoutsis, Executive Producer on the Dead Space franchise hands out the low-down on Dead Space Ignition.

Dead Space Ignition is the first of many exciting game extensions we have planned for the launch of Dead Space 2.  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.

This is truly great news for anyone who may have missed out on the first game in the series (shame on you) because there’s nothing worse than picking up a game and having no clue what’s going on.

It was also announced that Antony Johnston will be responsible for penning the prequel.  For those of you that don’t know him, Antony is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of comics, graphic novels, video games and books including Wasteland, and Daredevil.

As stated above, the story is going to have a ‘comic-style’ theme and play out in the way you would expect a ‘choose your own adventure’ game to unfold.  You’ll have multiple paths to take, different experiences to have, and up to 4 different endings are planned.

Perhaps the coolest part about this announcement is that each ending allows you obtain unlockables – including an exclusive suit – that will carry over to the full title when it launches on January 25, 2011.

On the gameplay side, all that was announced was three different ‘hacking’ mini-games titled Hardware Crack, Trace Route and System Override.  Based on that, it sounds like there won’t be a ton of substance as far as what’s playable, but without further details it’s tough to jump to conclusions.

You can expect Dead Space Ignition to come to a PS3 near you via the PlayStation Network in the Fall.  With any luck – and probably some money – it’ll be your PS3 it comes to.

If you’ve yet to check out what Dead Space 2 is all about, you can find a very creepy teaser trailer and a handful of screenshots we released, here.

So, as usual, let’s turn it over to you readers out there.  Any of you Dead-heads planning on picking this title up?