Sci-fi horror Dead Space
is launching one week earlier than secondarily planned (it was originally launching on Halloween, the same week as Fallout 3
; then that changed to a week before Halloween, and...), now moving to October 14th. And while EA is trying to couch the move in a "get your Halloween treat earlier this year!" statement, it's possible the truth behind the move has more to do with Fable II
and Far Cry 2
. Both of those heavy-hitters are still going to duke it out on October 21st, while Dead Space
now occupies the relatively quieter week that will be releasing middleweights Saints Row 2
and Rise of the Argonauts
. The PC version of Dead Space
is still sticking to its October 20th launch.
Dead Space Set to Ship Early – Oct. 14, 2008
Get Your Halloween Treat Earlier This Year! Originally scheduled to ship on October 21st, the award-winning action/adventure game, Dead Space will ship for the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 on October 14, 2008 giving players a full 17 days before Halloween to step out into space for the fright of their lives. The development team at EA Redwood Shores is getting into the Halloween spirit early this year so fans can celebrate with Dead Space without cutting into their trick or treat time.
The Dead Space experience is all about surviving in its sci-fi world through strategic dismemberment, so experience the horror before the Necromorphs dismember you. After all, you are never truly safe in Dead Space. When an immense mining ship, 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 unspeakably mutilated and infected by an ancient alien scourge. Clarke’s repair mission becomes one of survival as he fights not just to save himself, but to return the artifact to the planet … at any cost.
The PC version of the game will be shipping on October 20, 2008.
Only the Dead Survive at www.deadspacegame.com.