First Dead Space Wii Details: An On-rails Prequel

Publisher EA today issued the first details on the Wii entry in EA Redwood Shores' sci-fi survival horror series Dead Space, revealing the new game as a first-person prequel.

Said to be "built from the ground up and developed exclusively for Wii," Dead Space Extraction will apparently "marry the innovative motion controls of the Wii Remote with a frenetic first person perspective to create a new action-packed horror experience." BOOM video 1492

Executive producer Steve Papoutsis noted that the title is an on-rails shooter in an interview with IGN, but promised that it "is not your typical rail shooter," adding that the "goal is to innovate and push the genre forward like Dead Space did for third-person action survival horror."

Due out this fall, the prequel to the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 action game follows the events of the Aegis VII mining colony as it is overrun by horribly mutated monsters, with the Wii edition starring a heroine new to the series.

Dead Space Extraction will pack some sort of cooperative multiplayer along with new weapons, enemies and puzzles, though details on the multiplayer were not given.

"As we were developing Dead Space, we realized that there was so much of the story going untold," said EA Redwood Shores VP Glen Schofield. "Dead Space Extraction tells that story with all of the intensity, blood and gore that fans would expect."