Monday, September 24, 2007

Sci-Fi Scares in EA's Dead Space

The success of games like BioShock and Silent Hill are proof that gamers like to be spooked. Noticing this trend, EA is shuffling into the genre itself, with a new third-person sci-fi horror game called Dead Space. The story in the new Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 survival horror game deals with one Isaac Clarke, a tech support guy sent to fix the communications equipment on a deep space mining ship.

Once there, Isaac realizes that broken motherboards are the least of his worries as he discovers that the crew of the ill-fated mining ship has been killed by aliens.

Though there has been talk of the game for some time now, it's only this month that EA has started to open up about it. There's limited information online right now, thanks to an exclusive cover story given to US magazine Game Informer, which is featuring the game in its latest cover (where the accompanying image comes from).

According to the Game Informer blurb, Dead Space is along the lines of 1997 shockfest horror flick Event Horizon.

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