Dead Space 2 Prequel Game Announced

Dead Space Ignition will "reveal the events leading up to Dead Space 2" in an "interactive comic-style story with three unique hacking mini games; Hardware Crack, Trace Route and System Override."

nope The downloadable title will be released this fall on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade ahead of Dead Space 2's January 25, 2011 release date.

"Dead Space Ignition is the first of many exciting game extensions we have planned for the launch of Dead Space 2," said Steve Papoutsis, executive producer on Dead Space franchise in the press release. "The interactive comic-style game will give Dead Space fans a unique perspective on the events leading up to Dead Space 2, but will also introduce the storyline to a brand-new audience of gamers."

Ignition is being co-developed by Visceral Games and Sumo Digital.