News: But don't call it a light gun shooter.
Electronic Arts has announced that the Wii-excluisve prequel to Dead Space, Dead Space: Extraction, will be released on September 29.
The game will be a light gun shooter (although EA prefers the term "guided first person experience") that will introduce a new character named Lexine to the Dead Space franchise:
Developed at EA's award-winning Visceral Games studio, Dead Space Extraction tells the story of a handful of space colonists desperately struggling to escape from a horrific infection on the Aegis VII mining colony deep in the furthest regions of space. The game introduces Lexine, an important new heroine, to the Dead Space universe. Players will play as the crew who falls victim to a mysterious contagion aboard the ship, with it quickly becoming clear that protecting Lexine will be their only hope for survival.
?Our team is really excited to bring the intensity of the Dead Space universe to an entire new audience,? said Executive Producer, Steve Papoutsis. ?We are going to deliver the same high quality, cinematic experience we delivered in the original Dead Space, while also adding co-op, new enemies, weapons and taking advantage of all of the unique features the Wii has to offer.?
We'll have more soon.