The game features three hacking mini-games and will be available for $5 / 400 MS Points, but pre-order customers that reserve a copy of Dead Space 2 at "participating US retailers" will receive a download voucher for the prequel.
"Dead Space Ignition will show fans what happens in the hours leading up to the beginning of Dead Space 2 with gameplay that is fast-paced and accessible," explains executive producer Steve Papoutsis. "It's a fun way to dig deeper into the fiction, while allowing core fans to give Isaac Clarke an edge in Dead Space 2."
Dead Space 2 will be released on January 25, 2011 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. The PlayStation 3 version will be available as a limited edition, which includes a HD version of the Wii's Dead Space Extraction.