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Wii gets exclusive Dead Space prequel

by Steven Williamson on 18 February 2009, 13:01

Tags: Dead Space, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Action/Adventure

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Electronic Arts has confirmed that it is working on Dead Space Extraction, a prequel to the original Dead Space shooter.

Developed exclusively for the Wii, Dead Space Extraction is a prequel that reveals the events leading up to Isaac Clarke’s mission on the USG Ishimura in the original Dead Space game released in 2008

Dead Space Extraction tells the story of a handful of space colonists desperately struggling to escape from a horrific infection on the Aegis VII mining colony deep in the furthest regions of space. The game introduces a new heroine to the fiction and as the crew fall victim to a mysterious contagion aboard the ship, it becomes clear that protecting her may be their only hope for survival.

“We could not be more excited to extend Dead Space into an experience exclusive to the Wii. Nintendo has a wonderful history in the horror genre and we are thrilled to build on that tradition with Dead Space Extraction,” said Glen Schofield, VP and General Manager of EA Redwood Shores studio. “As we were developing Dead Space, we realized that there was so much of the story going untold. Dead Space Extraction tells that story with all of the intensity, blood and gore that fans would expect.”

Dead Space Extraction introduces all new characters, weapons, enemies, puzzles and co-operative multiplayer gameplay. EA plans to release Dead Space Extraction in Autumn 2009.


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So…in other words this is a Wii game based on the DVD/Blu-Ray that was released when the original Dead Space came out? Dead Space: Downfall it was called. If not, how does it fit into the Dead Space universe or is “continuity” being thrown out the window?
that was my first thought too…
Seems a bit strange putting something that was quite graphically intensive on the wii, wouldn't think it would be able to handle a lot of the graphics