Dead Space Written by Iron Man's Warren Ellis

BOOM widget 113709 Prolific comic book author Warren Ellis, pictured left, has revealed that he played a significant role in writing EA Redwood Shore's upcoming sci-fi survival horror title Dead Space.

"I got released from an NDA the other day, so I can finally say that I wrote a bunch of the groundwork, backstory and structure on the forthcoming EA videogame Dead Space," Ellis stated in a recent newsletter. "I believe there was at least one other writer on the project, but I'm sure there's some of me in there somewhere."

Dead Space, due out on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in late October, puts players in the role of Isaac, an engineer that "awakes to a living nightmare" when he arrives at a deep space mining station full of murderous mutated monsters and futuristic technology. nope

Perhaps best known as the author of comic books such as Transmetropolitian and Iron Man: Extremis, Ellis' broad library of work includes the Castlevania animated flick Castlevania: Dracula's Curse, Rage Games' 2001 game Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising (PC), the novel Crooked Little Vein, and a forthcoming television show.