Montreal-based studio Motive has just revealed the full game details for Dead Space, the remake of the classic sci-fi survival horror game, accompanied with a first-hand look at the gameplay trailer
Remaining true to the original game’s vision, Dead Space has been rebuilt from the group up with the Frostbite game engine for latest consoles and PC which offers enhanced audio and harrowing visuals to improve the levels of immersion for the game.
Players will also get to learn more about the USG Ishimura as newly added narrative elements are included into the remake. The mysteries behind the ship will have players questioning their own sanity as they delve deeper and uncover the secrets, all while fighting for their survival with monstrous terrors lurking at every turn.
The Dead Space remake will have players take on the role of Isaac Clarke, an engineer who is tasked on a routine mission to fix a vast mining starship, the USG Ishimura. Unbeknownst to Isaac, aboard the Ishimura lies living nightmares awaits him. The ship’s crew were slaughtered and infected, and Isaac’s girlfriend, Nicole has been missing somewhere on the Ishimura.
With only his tools and skills to rely on this ghastly ship, Isaac will fight for his survival on not only against the terrifying monsters called Necromorphs, but also his own crumbling sanity.
The remake will feature key gameplay improvements including:
- The Peeling System
Necromorphs, monstrosities unlike anything seen before, have been reconstructed around the new Peeling System, which introduces layered flesh, tendons and bones that break, tear and shatter in shocking new ways. And while strategy is essential, players will also experience increased opportunities for creativity in how they utilize their variety of unique weapons and abilities to combat these horrifying enemies.
- The Intensity Director
Dead Space’s haunting world has long been easy for players to get lost in, but now players will truly feel the weight of every mysterious step Isaac takes. The new Intensity Director dynamically adjusts what shows up in Isaac’s path, from Necromorph spawns and how they choose to attack them, to environmental effects such as light, smoke, particles and sound.
Isaac’s heartbeat, breathing, and exertions also adjust based on his stress level to provide players direct feedback into his mental, emotional and physical state.
- An Enhanced Engineering Fantasy
Without weapons or backup, Isaac is forced to defend himself against the Necromorphs by leveraging high-tech mining tools to strategically dismember nightmarish creatures, solve puzzles on his journey and turn the Ishimura’s malfunctioning systems to his advantage.
Originally a silent protagonist, players will now hear more from the beloved engineer with a new narrative experience from Gunner Wright, who is the original voice of Isaac in Dead Space 2 and Dead Space 3.
- A Fully Interconnected Ishimura
Players will have to confront the frighteningly tight corridors and hallways of the USG Ishimura without needing to worry about load screens or camera cuts which break the immersion. This mining starship has been restored for the remake and features new rooms, routes and obstacles while permitting seamless exploration with new UI map controls and an improved locator.
The Dead Space remake will officially launch on 27th January 2023 and is now available to pre-order for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X & S, and PC via Steam, EA App and Epic Game Store.