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Gruesomely Slice: Dead Space 2 Announced

No images of the new game yet.

Dead Space 2 has been officially announced. Did we not think that wasn’t happening? Are we surprised? I lose track. But either way, here it is! According to the press release this means we will have opportunities to once more control Isaac Clarke as he uses “new tools to gruesomely slice and dismember the Necromorphs.” Mmmm. These, combined with his plasma cutter, we’re told are “empowering him as he meets new characters, explores epic zero-G environments, and fights against a relentless Necromorph onslaught.”

I’ve never been fond of the idiotic word “empowering” in any context, but I’m fairly sure it’s not being used correctly there.

“Hi Isaac, I’m very glad you’ve come back for another session. This counselling is very positive, and I feel you’re making big steps forward.”

“Yes, I think ever since I got over my fear of my father’s dislike of dismembering tools I’ve felt so much more empowered.”

“That’s great. That’s great. Now, I wonder if we can talk a bit about your mother’s hate for cutscenes.”

As for details about the next in the horror-action franchise, those are as yet unrevealed. In the meantime we have this statement from Executive Producer
Steve Papoutsis:

“There are still loads of Necromorphs that need killing. In Dead Space 2, not everything is exactly as it seems. Expect plot twists that will surprise you and a huge cast of twisted, disgusting monsters that are sure to scare the daylights out of you.”

More information is alleged to be at the game’s official site, but there’s nothing there yet. In the meantime, read Alec’s retrospective of the original here.

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