Dead Space 2

PC, XB360, PS3 / Action / Release: Jan 25, 2011 / ESRB: M

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Dead Space Ignition Releases Tomorrow, Free with Dead Space 2 Pre-Order

Dead Space Ignition, the prequel to Dead Space 2, will be released tomorrow on the PlayStation Network and on Wednesday on Xbox Live Arcade. Ignition has not been announced for PC, though Dead Space 2 will get a PC release.

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. Read more »

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Dead Space 2 Multiplayer Beta Invites Going to Select PS3 Users

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Select PlayStation 3 users are getting a special treat, in the form of a beta invite to Dead Space 2.

According to Joystiq, the group of "hand selected" users will have access to a closed beta for the multiplayer component of the upcoming Visceral Games-developed horror shooter. Dead Space 2 multiplayer producer Scott Probst explains the "small beta" will help the team "polish the game" before its January 25, 2011, release date. Read more »

"i got one but i do not even have a PS3 so if you want it here it is: You've been hand ..."
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Daily Filter: September 14, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter includes another video celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Super Mario along with the first screens for the PSP fighter Dissidia Duodecim: Final Fantasy. Read more »

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Dead Space 2 Multiplayer Revealed to be Humans Versus Necromorphs

GameTrailers has revealed Dead Space 2's multiplayer component, which appears to borrow heavily from Left 4 Dead's formula, pitting humans against Necromorphs.

The human players in the video appear to be tasked with completing objectives, while the Necromorph players attempt to chew some throats. The humans get weapons from the singleplayer game and even retain the ability to slow enemies with the Stasis ability. Read more »

"Personally, im glad that more multiplayer games are delving into the idea of asymetrical teams. ..."
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Daily Filter: August 19, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Gamescom 2010 continues to flood our Daily Filter starting with new trailers for the sequels Dead Space 2, Mafia 2 and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. There's also new media for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Lionheart: King's Crusade and Loong: The Power of the Dragon. Read more »

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Daily Filter: August 18, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Daily Filter includes a whole bucket full of screenshots and trailers from Gamescom 2010. So many, that we couldn't even fit all of them here. We've filtered the filter! Below you'll see new footage of Dead Space 2, two videos from Red Faction: Armageddon, a trailer for Metroid: Other M, new images of BioShock Infinite, Dungeon Siege III, screens and a video for F.E.A.R. 3, a retro-inspired Splatterhouse trailer, screends and video of TERA, a fast new trailer for Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, two gameplay videos for Enslaved, screenshots from Dead Rising 2, Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, Civilization V, DiRT 3, Mortal Kombat, and some screends and video for End of Nations. Whew! Read more »

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Dead Space Universe gets new Animated Film and Graphic Novel this Winter

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It's a good thing that, in space, no one can hear you scream as EA has announced two new frightening spin-off projects in the Dead Space universe for release this winter. Coming in December, EA will release a graphic novel based on the "Dead Space canon" called Dead Space Salvage, followed by a new animated film called Dead Space Aftermath in January 2011.

Aftermath outlines the Government's nefarious plot to send an "unwitting crew" to the site of the Aegis VII disaster, intending to expose the group to "Marker shards." The reason, EA's press release states, is to produce a "viable 'Marker blueprint' carrier, no matter the costs." Read more »

"Well, another film can't be worse than Downfall. I hadn't seen animation that bad consigned to a ..."
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Divinity 2 Revamped for Compilation Release

Larian's Divinity II - Ego Draconis will be "re-mastered" for a double-pack featuring the fantasy action-RPG plus its expansion pack Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance.

The "entirely new and re-mastered edition" of Divinity II in the 'The Dragon Knight Saga' compilation features "improved graphics and content that make the game even more beautiful and more impressive than ever before," says publisher Focus Home. Read more »

"i loved divine divinity, and enjoyed (but less than the first) beyond divinity... but absolutely ..."
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Dead Space 2 E3 2010 Preview

Quick Take: Isaac Clarke is back in a survival-horror games with bigger frights and more variety. Adding a little more variety and personality to a hugely successful formula, this sequel is all about more, more, more.

EA showed a live demo of Dead Space 2 behind close doors at its E3 2010 booth. The demo was roughly ten minutes and showed off several of the game's new features. In addition to the surivial-horror gameplay that made the original a hit, the sequel adds new effects, more varied environments, puzzle solving, and voice acting for the protagonist, Isaac Clarke. While it's easy for a developer to make a controlled demo look cool and fun, this brief glimpse at Dead Space 2 has me thinking that the sequel will outdo its forerunner. Read more »

"Hopefully there are many more asteroid shooting mini games this time around. I think everyone ..."
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Dead Space 2 Trailer: Man vs. Madness (and Monsters)

Not only does poor Isaac Clarke have to face the vile Necromorphs once again in Dead Space 2, the E3 trailer reveals that he's also battling "a unique form of dementia."

The trailer shows a little of The Sprawl, the new city setting where he'll be battling his inner demons and giant monsters, plus a visit to a peaceful Unitology church. Not to mention a whole lot of mutilating monsters with his immense arsenal. Read more »

"Voice does not fit the character at all. I kind of liked the Half Life style voiceless Isaac of ..."
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Dead Space 2 E3 Clip Pukes in Your Face

A short and delightfully unpleasant Dead Space 2 gameplay clip has risen from the sordid depths of E3, showing what happens when necrotic bodily fluids are imbibed.

Those of a nervous disposition may wish to look away as, after failing a quick-time event, Isaac has the charmingly-named 'Puker' spew copious amounts of vomit into his face--something he does now have--but it's all too much for the poor dear and in revulsion he falls to his knees, puking up his puke and the Puker's puke until he croaks. Read more »

"At this rate, Dead Space 3 will have him being violently sodomized and impregnated by the aliens ..."
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EA Launches 'Gun Club' Loyalty Program

EA's E3 2010 press conference saw the unveiling of its 'Gun Club,' an "affinity program" which "rewards gamers for doing what they love best"--buying EA shooters.

"Benefits ranging from in-game content unlocks, early access to beta tests and demos" are promised to Gun Club members, plus "exclusive access to development teams."

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Dead Space 2 Dated for January 2011

Visceral Games' sci-fi horror sequel Dead Space 2 will be released for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on January 25, 2011, in North America, EA has announced.

Dead Space 2 will see Dead Space hero Isaac Clarke "battling dementia" as he wades through necromorphs in the abandoned "full city" of The Sprawl. Luckily, he's armed with new weapons including a javelin gun which delightfully pins enemies to the wall. Read more »

"The series would be soooooooooooooooo much better as an FPS. I really liked Dead Space but that ..."
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EA Unveils E3 Lineup, Dates RISK: Factions

Mega-publisher Electronic Arts has issued a breakdown of the games it will display next week at E3 2010, offering new release dates and windows for a few titles in the process.

RISK: Factions, the downloadable Xbox 360-exclusive revamp of the classic board game, will arrive on June 23, 2010.

Meanwhile, EA SPORTS NBA JAM--a Wii exclusive--will hit in October alongside the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions of the recently renamed NBA ELITE 11. Read more »

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Dead Space 2 Screenshots Squelch Out

A round of Dead Space 2 screenshots has risen, giving a look at star Isaac's natty new threads and the various monstrosities awaiting the poor chap in the sc-fi horror sequel.

Developer and series creator Visceral Games has said it is "extremely focused on delivering a game that's even better than the original," which apparently necessitates giving the previously-mute Isaac a makeover and a voice then letting him pin enemies to the walls with his Javelin Gun then incinerate them. Fair enough. Read more »

"Sweet! Now, all you PC guys just hold off on buying it for a month or two then we can get it ..."
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