When the original Dead Space launched, EA knew full well that the franchise had legs far beyond the dismembered appendages of Isaac Clarke’s AI foes. Comics, DVDs, webisodes, a microsite…every medium known to Man short of a Happy Meal tie-in came out for Dead Space. EA looks to be continuing that mindset with Dead Space 2, as the company announced today that an animated film called Dead Space Aftermath will be released by Anchor Bay to coincide with the release of Dead Space 2.
Set to release on January 25, Dead Space Aftermath will feature work from several famous directors who will use their unique visions of the Dead Space world to explain what happened during the first-responder mission to Aegis VII. This will be accomplished through the perspective of four survivors and via what EA promises will be a “fast-paced horrifying thrill ride that stretches the limits of time and space.”
Dead Space Aftermath will be set in the year is 2509 at a time when Earth has lost contact with the USG Ishimura, Isaac Clarke and the USG O’Bannon, a first-responder ship sent to rescue them. Four crew members of the O’Bannon have survived, but no one knows what happened to the rest of the crew, what they were doing, or what secrets they may be holding. Naturally, those are the mysteries that Aftermath will answer. Gruesomely.
Dead Space Aftermath will be available on Jan. 25 on both Blu-ray and DVD, with the pre-book coming out on Dec. 29, 2010. You can pre-order these goodies from Amazon.com using the following links: Dead Space Aftermath [Blu-ray] and Dead Space Aftermath [DVD].