Dead Space 2 May Have Multiplayer

December 8, 2009 by Thomas Mulrooney  
Filed under News, PC, Playstation, Xbox

Yum Yum!

I officially declare today ‘International Dead Space 2 News Day’, although I don’t want to be giving EA’s PR department any ideas. This time next week we’ll probably see a Dead Space 2 flag flying about Buckingham Palace, but don’t hold me to that.

Anyway, a job listing by EA seems to suggest that Dead Space 2 will contain some sort of multiplayer aspect. Part of the listing states that the successful applicant will “Own the level design for the online game, be able to work collaboratively with Creative Director and Online Producer to create extremely fun, satisfying and polished multiplayer levels.”

Of course, this doesn’t mean there will be multiplayer in the game, it just means that they’re building something that may or may not be scrapped at a later date. With a lot of developers thinking they have to shove some sort of multiplayer aspect into a game these days I won’t be surprised if Dead Space 2 turns out to have it, but I’m going to bet that popular opinion would want it to be some sort of co-op mode and not some crappy deathmatch against Necromorphs.

Well, that’s that then, although I’m pretty sure they’ll be some other Dead Space 2 related news sometime soon. Same time tomorrow then?

Dead Space 2 Officially Announced

December 7, 2009 by Thomas Mulrooney  
Filed under News, PC, Playstation, Xbox

Dead Space 2

Rumour already had it that Dead Space 2 was in production – plus, we were teased about it just the other day – so there was little surprise when EA officially announced the sequel earlier today.

According to the press release Isaac Clarke, main protagonist of Dead Space, will be “taking the fight to the Necromorphs” this time around. New weapons, characters and “epic zero-G environments” will be packed into this new instalment.

“Like so many gamers worldwide, we love the Dead Space franchise and are very excited to announce a new game in the series,” said Nick Earl, Senior VP and Group General Manager at EA. “Visceral Games is quickly becoming known for delivering high-quality, action-packed games. Dead Space 2 is on target to deliver a jaw-dropping experience gamers won’t soon forget.”“We’re thrilled to jump back into the series, making the next chapter in Isaac’s journey,” added Steve Papoutsis, Executive Producer of Dead Space 2.

“The infection continues to spread throughout space and our hero Isaac Clarke is the only person able to contain it. There are still loads of Necromorphs that need killing. In Dead Space 2, not everything is exactly as it seems. Expect plot twists that will surprise you and a huge cast of twisted, disgusting monsters that are sure to scare the daylights out of you.”

Hype machine, go!

Visceral Teasing Dead Space 2?

December 7, 2009 by Thomas Mulrooney  
Filed under News, PC, Playstation, Xbox

Dead Space 2

A strange inkblot has appeared on the Dead Space Twitter account (which only has one tweet, so make of that what you will), which seems to be out first teaser of Dead Space 2.

You can certainly make out what appear to be ‘Necromorphs’ – the creatures from the game – and there is also a theory that the ‘marker’ is present in the centre of the inkblot. As for the “Unitology symbols” at the bottom someone has taken the time to translate it; and it turns out that it allegedly says “the nightmare is over but it will not end!”. Click here for the full picture and see if you can make out anything else from the ‘teaser’.

Of course, we already knew Dead Space 2 was coming so something like this is no surprise. Personally I’m looking forward to shredding more ‘Necromorphs’ while manically laughing out of sheer fear.