Dead Space Save File Unlocks Original Plasma Cutter in Dead Space 2

Fans of the original Dead Space are in for a special treat when they grab their copy of Dead Space 2 later this month. If you have a save file for the original title, whether you've completed the game or not, you'll unlock the original Plasma Cutter weapon for immediate use in Dead Space 2, Viceral Games programmer Louis Gascoigne tweeted.

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However, nabbing the extra weapon won't give Isaac Clarke an immediate advantage over the menacing Necromorphs. Gascoigne told Joystiq the unlock will not carry over any upgrades made to the weapon in the original Dead Space. Basically, Isaac is still going to have a really long and horrible day.

The original weapon became the go-to selection for hardcore Achievement and Trophy hunters who battled through the entire original title with the game's primary weapon, giving them a little extra nerd cred for being loyal to the cutting machine.