Dead Space: Ignition
Dead Space 2 PSN Prequel Announced
Written Thursday, July 08, 2010 By Richard Walker
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Wow. It looks like we're going to up to our ears in Necromorphs, severed limbs and buckets of blood leading up to the release of Dead Space 2.

Not only has Visceral announced that Wii iteration Dead Space: Extraction is on the way to the PSN, as is resource management game Planet Cracker, but now there's yet another PSN title on the cards, and it's called Dead Space Ignition.

"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. "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 will give players three computer hacking mini-games to beat called Hardware Crack, Trace Route and System Override, with each offering different puzzles and twitch gameplay. There will also be branching paths, which will lead to one of four endings.

The story is written by award-winning comic book (including the Dead Space comics), video game and graphic novel writer Antony Johnston, and will introduce new characters and plot twists to the Dead Space universe, with Johnston's horror-story expertise making each of the game's four conclusions equally intriguing.

Completion of each narrative strand will result in an exclusive unlock, one of which will be a new suit for Isaac to use in Dead Space 2 when it ships in January 2011. Dead Space Ignition will release on PSN in autumn 2010.


User Comments
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Comment #1 by dudezombiekiller
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 06:10:03 AM
Bring it on ! Lets be honest the first one was awesome. Just hope they can bring that level of quality to a psn title.....Fingers crossed

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Comment #2 by irishman07
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 06:15:04 AM
Wow, didnt expect this. Oh well, awesome anyway!

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Comment #3 by netgrade
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 06:19:22 AM
So is Extraction on disc only, or is it on the psn? Im confused

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Comment #4 by bikiniman
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 06:21:19 AM

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Comment #5 by Terminator
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 06:29:15 AM
Could be good.

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Comment #6 by Pesico
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 07:02:17 AM
Very interesting. Still a bit confused as to how this will play.

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Comment #7 by ProjeckNemesis
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 07:37:44 AM

@3: As far as I know Extraction is only in the Limited Edition first run of the game. No extra charge for LE, normal $60. The wording in this article is a bit iffy.

July 20th marks the release of the Dead Space novel. I can't wait.

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Comment #8 by EdEN
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 08:37:55 AM
Extraction is PSN. My guess is that the Special Edition of Dead Space 2 will come with a download code for Extraction but the game COULD be included directly on the disc as well.

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Comment #9 by Nygma
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 09:26:21 AM
Love me some Dead Space! mmmhmm!

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Comment #10 by ihatetoasters34
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 10:31:44 AM
ill def pick this up

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Comment #11 by BonesJustice
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 10:36:21 AM
This is fantastic news. I love horror games and it sucks for me when the series is divided up on different platforms like Resident Evil and Silent Hill have done. Dead Space may become my new favorite horror franchise.

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Comment #12 by JROD0823
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 02:29:00 AM
Dead Space has placed itself upon the throne of the survival horror genre. Here's to hoping it will force all of the other games that fall into that genre that shall remain nameless (Resisent Evil) to get back to their roots and become again the kind of game that made them near and dear to our hearts in the first place.

Btw, I still liked RE5, it just wasn't the game I hoped it would be.

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Comment #13 by Kuruz
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 03:42:55 PM
@12, agreed.

I'm excited for this. For some reason I haven't played Extraction (mainly because I just let my Wii gather dust I suppose) but if I can get both that and DS2 I'll probably jump on that, assuming I'm not broke at the time.

Regardless, I'm excited for Dead Space 2. Rented and loved the first one, need to go back and get those last 2 trophies...

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Comment #14 by Dhughes60
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 06:31:17 AM
i dnt understand how this is gonna work out but hey hope its a good game

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Comment #15 by darkwisdom34
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 07:34:52 PM
the character has changed in dead space wonder if any new guns enemies and if the character is going to make bad choices

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US October 12, 2010
Europe October 13, 2010

Players: 1
ESRB: Mature
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