EA has announced the launch of Dead Space, the highly anticipated remake of the iconic sci-fi horror game, on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S. The official remake of Dead Space was announced back in 2021 and is built from the ground up and was considered one of the most anticipated horror games of the current times. So far, the reviews of the game have been promising with some prominent outlets giving the game 9/10 and even 10/10. This shows the amount of dedication and work that has gone into the new Dead Space to make it even better than the original title.
In Dead Space, you step into the boots of Isaac Clarke who is an everyman engineer on a routine mission to fix the USG Ishimura, a gigantic mining starship. However, after arriving at the ship, Isaac and the rest of the crew figure out that a living nightmare is awaiting them on the Ishimura. The entirety of the ship’s crew has been slaughtered and Isaac’s girlfriend, Nicole is missing somewhere on board. With your arriving party missing or separated, you will need to use your engineering tools and skills to fight for your survival from terrifying monsters called Necromorphs.
Phillippe Ducharme, Senior Producer of Dead Space commented:
When Dead Space launched in 2008, it immediately became a survival horror classic with its iconic sci-fi atmosphere and environmental narrative. Our most important goal in remaking the game almost 15 years later is honoring the legacy of the original while enhancing it with the power of today’s hardware. If this is your first time stepping into Isaac’s suit, we hope it creates the same, lasting impression that it did for us when we played it in 2008. If you are a returning player, our wish is to have delivered a game that lives up to your fondest memories, and that you’ll love picking up that Plasma Cutter once again.
The new Remake of Dead Space was rebuilt from the ground up leveraging the Frostbite game engine. Remaining faithful to the original game’s vision, the remake offers enhanced audio and crisp, harrowing visuals that have been carefully reimagined to evoke a new level of immersion and quality. Key features of the new Dead Space Remake include:
- An Enhanced Engineering Fantasy: Without weapons or backup, Isaac is forced to defend himself against the Necromorphs by leveraging high-tech mining tools to strategically defeat nightmarish creatures, solve puzzles on his thrilling journey and turn the Ishimura’smalfunctioning systems to his advantage. This experience has been further enhanced in the remake, with Isaac receiving an updated suit and upgraded arsenal featuring more detailed tools with improved effects and functionalities. Gunner Wright, the original voice of Isaac in Dead Space™ 2 (2011) and Dead Space™ 3(2013), will also be reprising his role as the voice and now the in-game face of the character (who was originally a silent protagonist), so players can now hear more from the beloved engineer via new narrative enrichments.
- A Fully Interconnected Ishimura: From the start screen to the end credits, players will confront the frighteningly tight corridors and shadowed hallways of the USG Ishimura without a single load screen or camera cut ever breaking the immersion. This enormous mining ship has been restored for the remake with new rooms, routes, and obstacles while permitting seamless exploration with new UI map controls and an improved locator.
- The Intensity Director: Dead Space offers a beautifully crafted and equally haunting world in which players can lose themselves and truly feel the weight of every mysterious step Isaac takes. The new Intensity Director dynamically adjusts what shows up in Isaac’s path as he explores both new and old areas of the USG Ishimura. From Necromorph spawns to environmental effects such as light, smoke, particles, and sound, no player’s experience in a room will be the same — nor will their own, if they opt to retrace their steps and revisit previous locations to find new experiences awaiting them. Isaac’s heartbeat, breathing, and exertions also adjust based on his stress level to provide players direct feedback into his mental, emotional and physical state.
- The Peeling System: Necromorphs, monstrosities unlike anything seen before, have been reconstructed around the new Peeling System, which introduces and allows players to interact with layered flesh, tendons and bones in new ways during combat. And while strategy is key, players will also experience increased opportunities for decision-making in how they utilize their variety of unique weapons and abilities to combat these horrifying enemies.
Dead Space Remake is now available on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The console version costs $69.99 while the PC version costs $59.99. Players can opt for three versions of the game, Standard, Deluxe Edition, and Collector’s Edition. The two special editions include:
- Dead Space Deluxe Edition is currently available for $79.99 for consoles and $69.99 for PC (EA app/Steam/Epic Games Store)which includes special offerings like unique suits and suit textures.
- In collaboration with Limited Run Games, Dead Space Collector’s Edition is currently available for $274.99, while supplies last, which includes special offerings including a full-sized wearable Isaac helmet, CD soundtrack, SteelBook, and more.
Apart from this, EA Play Pro members will also get additional in-game content with the Dead Space EA Play Pro Edition which includes a member-only Anodized Suit Texture along with three unique suits and two suit textures in the Digital Deluxe Edition.
Are you looking forward to playing the new Dead Space Remake and what platform PS5, Xbox, or PC will you be living the nightmare on? Let us know in the comments section below.