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Electronic Arts officially reveals the Dead Space remake with a creepy teaser

By Tim Augustin - on 23 Jul 2021, 2:25pm

Electronic Arts officially reveals the Dead Space remake with a creepy teaser

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Dead Space is finally making a grand return. 

Electronic Arts dropped a massive reveal at the end of their latest EA Play Live digital showcase: Dead Space is coming back! Developer Motive Studios is working on a remake of the fantastic sci-fi survival horror game for next-gen platforms only. 

Watch the teaser below:

Visceral Games’ 2008 Dead Space game is being remade for fans old and new so they can experience, “an improved story, characters, gameplay mechanics and more as they fight to survive a living nightmare aboard the desolate mining starship, the USG Ishimura, all while uncovering the dreadful mystery of what happened to the slaughtered crew and ship,” according to a news release. Visceral Games won’t return to remake their game unfortunately, as publisher EA shut the studio down back in 2017. 

The trailer’s YouTube description provides a story synopsis:

Isaac Clarke is an everyman engineer on a mission to repair a vast, sprawling starship, the USG Ishimura, only to discover something has gone horribly wrong. The ship's crew has been slaughtered and infected by some alien scourge… and Isaac’s beloved partner, Nicole, is lost somewhere on board. Now Isaac is alone with only his tools and engineering skills as he attempts to uncover the nightmarish mystery of what happened aboard the Ishimura. Trapped with hostile creatures called “necromorphs”, Isaac faces a battle for survival, not only against the escalating terrors of the ship, but his own crumbling sanity. 

If you’re familiar with the first game though, don’t expect a beat-for-beat remake. In an IGN interview, Motive confirmed that they’re expanding upon the original to include story and gameplay elements from later entries in the Dead Space franchise. Interestingly, they also revealed that the game will unfold in one seamless shot without any camera cutaways, much like God of War (2018). The game also won’t include any microtransactions.

We don’t have a release date for this Dead Space remake yet, but the aforementioned interview confirmed that it’s still in early development, so don’t expect it to arrive anytime soon. The Dead Space franchise has not seen a new game release since 2013’s Dead Space 3, so its fans are probably used to long waits by now anyway. The game is set to launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

Fun little sidenote: If you were wondering why this trailer makes creepy use of the song ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’, it’s just a fun throwback to the original game’s first trailer. 

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