Nintendo Wii Getting an Extraction from Dead Space
EA announces a prequel to its 2008 survival horror.
By Andrew Joy 02/18/2009 09:49:41 PST

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Dead Space on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Breaking from the tradition of being known largely for sports games and countless sequels, Electronic Arts unveiled something of a surprise last year when it announced Dead Space. Though it turned out to be quite popular (among both gamers and critics), the survival horror was released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, unfortunately leaving the Nintendo Wii out in the cold...until now, that is. Today, EA announced Dead Space Extraction for the oh-so-popular console. Instead of a straight port of last year's game, Extraction is a prequel taking place during the initial infection of the Aegis VII mining colony, with the focus on a mysterious new heroine who may be their only key to survival. With a second character now so prominent, it should come as little surprise that this upcoming game also features a new, co-operative multiplayer aspect that was not present in the original. Extraction is expected to release this fall (presumably in October, again). For more information on Dead Space Extraction, be sure to check out the official press release below:

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb 18, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed Dead Space(TM) Extraction, an all-new chapter from the studio that delivered the award-winning action-horror Dead Space game. Built from the ground up and developed exclusively for the Wii(TM), Dead Space Extraction is a prequel that reveals the events leading up to Isaac Clarke's mission on the USG Ishimura in the original Dead Space game released in 2008. Dead Space Extraction will marry the innovative motion controls of the Wii Remote with a frenetic first person perspective to create a new action-packed horror experience.

Dead Space Extraction tells the story of a handful of space colonists desperately struggling to escape from a horrific infection on the Aegis VII mining colony deep in the furthest regions of space. The game introduces a new heroine to the fiction and as the crew fall victim to a mysterious contagion aboard the ship, it becomes clear that protecting her may be their only hope for survival. Dead Space Extraction introduces all new characters, weapons, enemies, puzzles and co-operative multiplayer gameplay.

"We could not be more excited to extend Dead Space into an experience exclusive to the Wii. Nintendo has a wonderful history in the horror genre and we are thrilled to build on that tradition with Dead Space Extraction," said Glen Schofield, VP and General Manager of EA Redwood Shores studio. "As we were developing Dead Space, we realized that there was so much of the story going untold. Dead SpaceExtraction tells that story with all of the intensity, blood and gore that fans would expect."

Dead Space Extraction is an EA Redwood Shores title and is scheduled to ship in Fall 2009. This product has not yet rated by ESRB or PEGI.

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