Dead Space remake looks absolutely stunning in its first gameplay trailer and we cannot wait to play it.
I've failed to contain my hype for all these upcoming horror games and I absolutely do no care. Dead Space and The Callisto Protocol lead the pack of highly anticipated horror releases this year, and the former has just shown us its first trailer, and all the improved visuals and new gameplay mechanics.
EA Motive , the studio behind the project, also shared some new details about the remake of the sci-fi survival horror classic. The studio say they are remaining true to the original game's vision while rebuilding Dead Space completely from the ground up using the Frostbite engine.
The first gameplay trailer paints quite the picture with stunning visuals, enhanced audio and harrowing necromorphs, waiting to cut Isaac's body into pieces. But don't let us tell you, see it for yourself in the video embedded above.
We've mentioned new gameplay mechanics and overall gameplay improvements so here is the breakdown of that, courtesy of EA's official press release:
- 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.
- The Intensity Director: 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 thrilling journey and turn the Ishimura’s malfunctioning systems to his advantage. Originally a silent protagonist, players will now hear more from the beloved engineer via new narrative enrichments voiced by Gunner Wright, the original voice of Isaac in Dead Space 2 and Dead Space 3.
- A Fully Interconnected Ishimura: From the start screen to the end credits, players will confront the frighteningly tight corridors and shadowed hallways of the USG Ishimura without a single load screen or camera cut ever breaking the immersion. This enormous mining ship has been restored for the remake with new rooms, routes and obstacles while permitting seamless exploration with new UI map controls and an improved locator.
Dead Space is officially coming on January 27, 2023, and is now available to pre-order on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via EA App, Steam and Epic Games Store.
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