Dead Space 2: New Features Include Multiplayer, Bigger World, More Space!
Yesterday we revealed Isaac Clark’s new Engineer Space Suit and a new concept art for the game. Today, we have finally gotten some details on the game, although admittedly not a lot of them. Word is that the GameInformer magazine will be doing a full 10 page cover story on Dead Space 2 and its new features, but since that’s an international magazine it won’t be easy to get your hands on it here in South Africa. I’m sure though that after the magazine releases, or pretty soon from now, details of Dead Space 2 will become available to us over here.
Anyway, back to Dead Space 2 and what we’ve learned. Firstly, remember back in the original Dead Space, that Isaac Clarke never spoke a single word throughout the entire game? Well, as inevitability would have it, in Dead Space 2 our friend Isaac will actually speak. I remember the same thing happening with Resistance: Fall of Man, the PlayStation 3 Exclusive alien invaded (see, see? it’s got aliens too!) first person shooter, where the protagonist, Nathan Hale, also remained mute throughout the entire game, but once Resistance 2 came along he was suddenly speaking full out as though he overly enjoyed it. Sorry, got sidetracked – back to Dead Space 2.
The game will once again take place on a Space Station, one called “Sprawl”, built upon the husk of one of Saturn’s moons. Word is that it’s big: a lot bigger than the Ishimura, the Space Station from the first game. That’s exciting, because those who played the first game would remember that the Ishimura was really huge! The Sprawl will apparently come equipped with whole themed wings, such as residential quarters, public spaces…..alien invaded areas – yeah you get it.
Gameplay wise, we’ve heard that you’ll not only be able to both walk and jump in zero gravity areas, but also fly/float and shoot your weapons throughout.
It’s finally been confirmed that Dead Space 2 will contain a multiplayer mode, although we have no details on that currently. All we have right now is a small teaser that reads as follows: “All I can say is it’s really fun, and you’ll get to strategically dismember your friends.” Personally, I don’t think multiplayer is what the game needs, but hey, that’s not going to stop them from adding it in.
That’s it for now, look out for any further updates in the near future. Dead Space 2 will be released on PC, PS3 and Xbox360 in 2010.