EA Delivers the First Big Blockbuster Game of 2011 With Dead Space 2
The Most Unrelentingly Intense Action Horror Game Hits Retail
Shelves; Downloadable Campaigns Revealed with Dead Space 2: Severed
Distinctive Dead Space Experience Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The psychological thrill of deep space rises to an electrifying new
level as Visceral Games™, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc.
(NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced the internationally-acclaimed action
horror game Dead Space™ 2 is now available at retail stores in
North America and on January 28 in Europe. This highly-anticipated
sequel has been heralded as one of the top games of 2011 by New York
Times' Seth Schiesel and has received 25 scores of 90+ from top
gaming outlets such as Official Xbox Magazine, Playstation:
The Official Magazine and Game Informer. PlayStation: The
Official Magazine said that "'Dead Space 2' surpasses the
original in every capacity," while IGN calls it "a new gold standard"
and Game Informer declares the game "a monster of a sequel,
offering bigger scares and more excitement."
Visceral Games also announced today Dead Space 2: Severed, an
all-new digital download pack that extends the Dead Space 2 story
with the addition of two standalone chapters in the single-player game.
Dead Space 2: Severed will see the return of Gabe Weller and Lexine
Murdock, the two main characters from the award-winning 2009 game, Dead
Space Extraction. In Dead Space 2: Severed, the story of
Weller and Lexine runs parallel to Isaac's blood-curdling adventure in Dead
Space 2, but this time players will take on the role of Gabe Weller.
Working as a Sprawl Security Guard, Weller has to fight against his own
onslaught of Necromorphs, as he attempts to get both him and Lexine to
safety. Dead Space 2: Severed will be coming soon for purchase on
Xbox LIVE™ Marketplace and the PlayStation®Network.
"After years of anticipation we're thrilled to unveil the next series of
events in the Dead Space universe," said Steve Papoutsis,
Executive Producer at Visceral Games. "In creating Dead Space 2,
we listened very closely to the community's feedback and created a
deeper, more intriguing, more terrifying sequel. With excitement
guaranteed to keep people on the edge of their seats, players will not
only experience all-new environments, weapons and Zero-G controls but
they'll also experience the other side of the battle when they play as
Necromorphs for the first time in multiplayer. We cannot wait to hear
what fans think about this next chapter in the ever-evolving Dead
Dead Space 2 pushes the limits of action, horror and terror.
After mysteriously awaking in a sprawling, massive city anchored to one
of Saturn's moons, hero Isaac Clarke again finds himself thrust into the
middle of a relentless Necromorph outbreak. Surrounded by the screeching
cries of undead monsters and the haunting drum of echoing noises, Isaac
plots a course through The Sprawl. Dead Space 2 is noted by
critics worldwide for delivering an epic terror experience that takes
players on an explosive thrill ride filled with intense action and
spine-tingling scares through deep space.
Gamers everywhere can now immerse themselves in events that set the
stage for the action-horror storyline of Dead Space 2 with Dead
Space for iPhone®, iPad™ and iPod touch®. Working closely with
Visceral Games, EA Mobile development studio IronMonkey Studios created
a unique story and gameplay experience for iOS gamers. Featuring a fully
voice-acted stereo soundtrack, plus orchestrated score and sound
effects, players can hear every footstep in the dark empty passages and
feel the tension build as they are pulled deeper into danger. Coupled
with cutting-edge visuals that are rich in effects and atmospheric
lighting, Dead Space reproduces the cinematic horror of the
console experience and sets a new benchmark for graphical fidelity on
the iOS platform.
Dead Space 2 includes a one-time-use Online Pass registration
code that gives players access to all of the online features in the
game. Players that do not have a code can purchase the Dead Space 2
Online Pass for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE Marketplace and $9.99
on the PlayStation Network.
Dead Space 2 is now available in North America and will be
available January 28 in Europe for the PlayStation®3 computer
entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and
the PC. The Dead Space 2 Limited Edition for PlayStation 3 will
include Dead Space Extraction, the prequel to the entire Dead
Space saga, now featuring support for the PlayStation®Move motion
controller. Dead Space is now available from the App Store for
iPhone, iPod touch and iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
For additional information and news, visit www.deadspacegame.com,
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About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is
a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in
1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive
software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless
devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under
four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA MobileTM
and POGOTM. In fiscal 2010, EA posted GAAP net revenue of
$3.7 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million units.
EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com.
More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can
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trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. "PlayStation" is a registered
trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox 360 and Xbox Live are
trademarks of the Microsoft Group of companies. iPad is a trademark and
iPhone and iPhone Touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the
U.S. and other countries.
Melissa Ojeda, 650-628-7870
Sr. PR Coordinator
Sr. PR Manager
Source: Electronic Arts Inc.
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