Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dead Space 2 Sprawls Out With 'Severed'

 More story in DLC is something that is sorely lacking in just about every downloadable pack that's released. Usually all we get is some more 'maps' or 'game types'- but nothing added to the meat and potatoes of most titles- the single player experience.

Sure there's the notable exception of the occasional game like Bioshock 2 that offers a premium solo adventure (Minerva's Den), but how often does that really happen? Not very- which is why Visceral Games' first large scale DLC pack for it's hit action/horror title Dead Space 2 is such a breath of fresh air.

The content, actually an all new story expansion, is entitled Severed and takes place once again in the massive mega-city known as the Sprawl. But don't look for series protagonist Isac Clarke- the player character this time around is none other than Dead Space Extraction's security officer, Gabe Weller.

Gabe comes equipped with an enhanced Pulse Rifle as well as a custom security suit. Which he'll need as Severed also re-introduces the Twitcher- a baddie from the original game.

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Dead Space Severed will be available March 2nd on the PSN and Xbox LIVE services. Full release is post jump along with a list of all the DLC armor and weapon packs that are available right now for the game-

Have you finished the new gold standard in action horror games known as Dead Space2? Are you already screaming for more? If so, you’re not alone. Visceral Games has the answer with an all-new digital download pack -- Dead Space 2: Severed. Releasing on March 2, Dead Space 2: Severed extends the Dead Space 2 story with the addition of two stand-alone single-player chapters. This digital pack will take players through the haunting story of Gabe Weller, who fans will remember from the award-winning game Dead Space Extraction. As a security officer, Weller comes equipped with a one-of-a-kind security suit and an upgraded, more powerful Pulse Rifle that will help him unleash his own blood-curdling adventure across the Sprawl. Lurking behind every corner is another bloodthirsty monster but the big surprise for Weller (and fans) is the return of the Twitcher, a grotesque enemy who first appeared in the original Dead Space game.

Dead Space 2: Severed will be available March 2 on the PlayStation®Network in Europe for £5.49 or 560 MS Points.

Heralded by critics worldwide as the first big blockbuster of 2011, Dead Space 2 pushes the limits of action, horror and terror. After mysteriously awaking in a sprawling, massive city orbiting around one of Saturn’s moons, hero Isaac Clarke again finds himself thrust into the middle of a relentless Necromorph outbreak. Surrounded by the screeching cries of undead monsters and the haunting drum of echoing noises, Isaac plots a course through The Sprawl. Dead Space 2 is noted by critics worldwide for delivering an epic terror experience that takes players on an explosive thrill ride filled with intense action and spine-tingling scares through deep space.

Developed by Visceral Studios, Dead Space 2 is now available in North America and Europe on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, the PC, iPhone®, iPod® touch and iPad™. The Dead Space 2 Limited Edition for PlayStation 3 includes Dead Space Extraction, the prequel to the entire Dead Space saga, now featuring support for the PlayStation®Move motion controller. Dead Space Extraction is also available for download as a standalone game on the PlayStation Network.

In addition to this, players can now purchase these Isaac suit and weapon packs on Xbox Live Marketplace and the PlayStation Network.

·         Dead Space 2: Martial Law Pack, 400 MS Points, £3.99  
  •  Earth Gov Bundle (Earth Gov Security Suit, Earth Gov Pulse Rifle, Earth Gov Seeker Rifle, Earth Gov Detonator)
  • Bloody Bundle (Bloody Vintage Suit, Bloody Flamethrower, Bloody Javelin Gun, Bloody Force Gun)

·         Dead Space 2: Supernova Pack, 400 MS Points, £3.99
  • Forged Bundle (Forged Engineering Suit, Forged Plasma Cutter, Forged Line Gun, Forged Ripper)
  • Heavy Duty Bundle(Heavy Duty Vintage Suit, Heavy Duty Line Gun, Heavy Duty Contact Beam, Heavy Duty Detonator)
  • Agility Bundle (Agility Advanced Suit, Agility Rivet Gun, Agility Plasma Cutter, Agility Pulse Rifle)

·         Dead Space 2: Occupational Hazard Pack, 400 MS Points, £3.99
  • Hazard Bundle (Hazard Suit, Hazard Line Gun)
  • Triage Bundle (Triage Suit, Triage Javelin Gun)
  • Shockpoint Bundle (Shockpoint Suit, Shockpoint Ripper)

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