Dead Space, Electronic Arts’ new survival-horror don’t-call-it-a-shooter game, has appropriately been scheduled for a Halloween release date. However, EA wants gamers to get their scare on a little earlier than expected, as the company today announced Dead Space will ship on October 14, more than two weeks early.
As you may recall from our Dead Space preview about the environments, you are never truly safe in Dead Space. When an immense mining ship called the USG Ishimura comes into contact with a mysterious alien artifact in a remote star system, its communications with Earth are mysteriously cut off. Engineer Isaac Clarke is sent to repair the Ishimura’s communications array, but he arrives to find a living nightmare: the ship is a floating bloodbath, the crew is unspeakably mutilated and all residents have been infected by an alien scourge. Clarke’s one-time repair mission becomes one of survival as he fights not just to save himself, but to return the artifact to the planet.
The PC version of Dead Space will also ship early, but not as much so. Dead Space for PC will hit stores on October 20.