Dead Space: Extraction E3 Trailer, Release Date Out

Posted: Jun 1 2009, 10:50am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 2:39pm CDT, in News | E3

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We've been excited about the Wii's new horror title, Dead Space: Extraction, for a while. Now, thanks to E3, we've got a shiny new trailer and an official, confirmed release date. On Sept. 29, 2009 Dead Space: Extraction will hit retailers all across the country.

The trailer gives us a good idea of what we can expect. We'll have control of more characters than before (although only one at a time) and we'll get to see a wider range of environments than in the last game. This is the prequel, so a lot of questions about what went on before the Ishimura got infected will be answered. We'll get to play both on the overrun mining colony, and in space around the Ishimura.

This trailer shows us the much-anticipated space battle that will be one of the earliest challenges in the game. Players will have to dodge flurries of missiles from the panicking Ishimura in order to get aboard. From the trailer it looks like we can also expect combat to involve a lot more enemies at once. The awesome “shoot-the-limbs” mechanic will be back in place, and we'll have a whole bunch of new mining-themed weaponry to do it with.

In terms of graphics, Extraction looks to be on par with its predecessor. That's extremely impressive, considering that this prequel is coming out for the Wii. The monsters are just packed with gruesome details; Extraction might just be the best looking Wii game we've ever seen.

One of the major worries most fans have had with this new prequel is that it would be “dumbed down” and “cleaned up” for the Wii. After this trailer, I think we can safely say that is no longer a concern. Extraction looks every bit as gruesome, gory, and horrifying as the original Dead Space. EA hasn't pulled any punches for the Wii. The mutilated corpse that smashes against the transport cockpit at the end of the trailer should be proof-positive of that.

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