Earlier in the month EA announced that it would be bringing Dead Space to the Wii. Today the publisher revealed that the game would be a new chapter titled Dead Space Extraction.
Developed exclusively for the Wii and built from the ground up, Dead Space Extraction will be a prequel that reveals the events leading up to Isaac Clarke’s mission on the USG Ishimura in the original action horror game released in 2008. According to the press release the game will “marry the innovative motion controls of the Wii Remote with a frenetic first person perspective to create a new action-packed horror experience.”
The game follows the tale of a few space colonists struggling to escape from an infection on a mining colony in space. Players can look forward to new characters, including a new heroine who seems to be key to the crew’s survival, as well as new weapons, enemies, puzzles and co-operative multiplayer gameplay.
Dead Space Extraction is currently in development at EA Redwood Shores and, if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, will be available sometime in autumn 2009.
“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 Space Extraction tells that story with all of the intensity, blood and gore that fans would expect.”