Dead Space Remake pre-orders on Steam come bundled with a free copy of the original Dead Space 2. Those who purchase EA Motive’s reimagining of the 2008 survival-horror game up to launch day – January 27th – will get the sequel at no extra cost . cost. Dead Space remake costs Rs. 2,999 / $60. This allows new players who have never experienced the claustrophobic journey of space engineer Isaac Clarke to dive straight into the sequel story right after. (Don’t expect the two to look the same, of course.) Given that the original Dead Space was only 11 hours long, it’s hard to expect a longer runtime for the remake as well, which is where the sequel comes in handy.
Excluding sales, Dead Space 2 is generally priced at Rs. 999 / $20, making this pre-order deal a decent affair. Apart from that, the game is included for free as part of the EA Play subscription on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation, which starts at Rs. 315 per month.
Set three years after the events of the original, Dead Space 2 finds our protagonist Clarke on the Sprawl, a giant space station orbiting Saturn equipped to battle another horde of bloodthirsty Necromorphs, while dealing with insane visions of his dead girlfriend. Unlike the original 2008 game, the sequel added voice lines for our protagonist – a trait that will continue and build upon in the upcoming Dead Space remake. However, developer Motive Studio reiterated that Clarke will only speak when spoken to, or in places where it makes sense.
First announced in 2021, the studio was fairly open with the Dead Space remake development process, giving community members a glimpse of concept art, gameplay, and camera effects, who then provided appropriate feedback. In a blog postcreative director Roman Campos-Oriola also revealed that this new version will reduce camera shots and loading screens – unless you die – similar to God of war (2018), where the entire game plays out as one consecutive shot.
However, the story is the same as the original 2008 title, where Clarke is tasked with repairing the mining ship USG Ishimura, only to discover that something has gone horribly wrong. The crew is dead and hostile creatures called Necromorphs are lurking.
As in the original, players will be equipped with weapons that allow you to set the aliens on fire, electrocute them into small pieces of flesh, or get up close and personal by stomping their heads against the metal floor. Bits of lore from the Dead Space comic books and the later games will also be incorporated into the story, so it will wind down coherently – although there’s no word on whether EA plans to recreate the rest of the trilogy in the future.
While all pre-orders for Dead Space remakes come with the Dead Space 2 bonus, a Deluxe Edition is also available, which adds five exclusive cosmetics to the base game. It is listed at Rs. 3,499 on Steam.
Dead Space launches January 27 on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series S/X. Pre-orders are now live on all platforms, with Steam offering a copy of Dead Space 2 (2011) as a bonus.