Psst … Did you hear? Visceral Games and Electronic Arts are releasing Dead Space Ignition, the downloadable arcade game set as a prequel to the upcoming Dead Space 2. Hours before Isaac Clarke embarks on “The Sprawl” in Dead Space 2, a Necromorph outbreak occurs. Players will witness this horror first-hand with the prequel arcade game. Steve Papoutsis, Executive Producer on the Dead Space franchise, says:
“Dead Space Ignition is the first of many exciting game extensions we have planned for the launch of Dead Space 2. 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. It features a “Choose Your Own Adventure” type of narrative, allowing gamers to approach the game in multiple ways. If you’re into porting over unlocks, the game offers four different endings; completing each one rewards unlocks which can be used by Isaac Clarke in Dead Space 2.
Dead Space Ignition will be available in Fall 2010 on Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network.