Visceral Games today announced Dead Space Ignition, an all-new downloadable game available in Spring 2010 on PlayStation®Network.
Hours before engineer Isaac Clarke begins his adventure on "The Sprawl" in Dead Space™ 2, a Necromorph outbreak occurs - but how did the events unfold? Players will witness the horror first-hand when Visceral Games releases Dead Space Ignition, an all-new downloadable game that takes place on the Sprawl and challenges players to survive the initial Necromorph outbreak.
"Dead Space Ignition is the first of many exciting game extensions we have planned for the launch of Dead Space 2," said Steve Papoutsis, Executive Producer on the Dead Space franchise. "The interactive comic-style game will give Dead Space fans a unique perspective on the events leading up to Dead Space 2, and will also introduce the storyline to a brand-new audience of gamers."
Dead Space Ignition combines an interactive comic-style story with three unique hacking mini games; Hardware Crack, Trace Route and System Override. Each game offers a fun and satisfying arcade experience that will challenge players with puzzles and twitch gameplay. Dead Space Ignition features a unique "Choose Your Own Adventure" type narrative, allowing players to survive the horrific Necromorph outbreak in multiple ways. The game offers four unique endings and upon completion of each one, players will be rewarded with unlocks including an exclusive suit, all of which can be used by Isaac Clarke in Dead Space 2 when the game releases in January 2011.
Dead Space Ignition is written by Antony Johnston, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of comics, graphic novels, video games and books including Wasteland and Daredevil. Antony makes his return to the Dead Space universe after creating the six-book Dead Space comic series in 2008. In Dead Space Ignition, Antony uses his horror story-telling expertise to introduce new characters and craft new plot twists for this intriguing prequel.
Dead Space Ignition will be available in Spring 2010 on PlayStation®Network and is being co-developed by Sumo Digital. Dead Space 2 will be available on January 27, 2011 for PlayStation®3.
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