EA Motive has unveiled a new trailer for its Dead Space remake, teasing some of the nightmarish horrors that await players in the sci-fi survival horror game.
The terrifying teaser follows Dead Space protagonist Isaac Clarke as he navigates the eerie, echoing corridors and workspaces aboard the mining ship, USG Ishimura, where something has gone horribly wrong. He is shown sidling around the vessel to investigate the situation while fighting off any Necromorphs that come into his seemingly treacherous path.
The game features a new damage system called peeling, which actually allows players to shoot the flesh off of Necromorphs. It’s a grotesque visual treat that also serves as a sort of diegetic health bar for enemies, much like Isaac Clarke’s spine-mounted lights, which deplete as the user takes damage from the deadly ship-dwellers.
Motive’s take on Dead Space has been rebuilt from the ground up in EA’s Frostbite engine, with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla game director Eric Baptizat at the helm alongside creative director Roman Campos-Oriola, who previously promised “all new assets, new character models, [and] new environments” based on the original game designs.
The game’s developers turned to diehard fans to help keep them on track in offering all-new gameplay content and improvements while staying faithful to the vision of the original game. The remake team consulted with their very own community council every six weeks to get their opinions on a variety of “polarizing” topics during the project’s development.
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Dead Space will be released on PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC on January 27, 2023.
Want to read more about the updated version of the beloved survival horror game? Check out every EA game in development as well as a deep dive into how Dead Space is being remade.
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