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Dead Space Remake Gameplay Trailer Is a Terrifying Trip Down Memory Lane

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EA and Motive Studio have unleashed the Dead Space remake gameplay reveal trailer, showcasing Isaac Clarke’s journey through the USG Ishimura as you’ve never seen it before. The footage largely showcases scenes series veterans should be familiar with. Isaac can be seen battling Necromorph enemies and bosses just as they appeared in the original game. The difference this time around is that the Frostbite engine has everything looking more disgusting and horrible than ever – it’s great. See the Dead Space remake gameplay reveal trailer in the video below. Additionally, a physical collector’s edition of the Dead Space remake that includes a full-size wearable helmet is available to preorder from Limited Run Games.

Much of what is shown in the Dead Space remake gameplay trailer features familiar scenes, but that doesn’t mean everything will be exactly the same. Motive promises “newly added narrative elements” to explore as players get lost in the Ishimura’s narrow halls, and the Necromorphs now benefit from the Peeling System, which will see them disassembled in a new, gory fashion. The Dead Space remake also benefits from an Intensity Director, which, according to Motive, “dynamically adjusts what shows up in Isaac’s path, from Necromorph spawns and how they choose to attack them, to environmental effects such as light, smoke, particles and sound.”

These as well as other changes, such as Motive’s promise that the Dead Space remake takes place over one continuous camera take, aim to make this a cut above the original. It will have been more than 14 years since the original game launched when the remake arrives next year, so feel free to freshen up on the story with the synopsis below:

Dead Space puts players in the boots of Isaac Clarke, an everyman engineer on a routine mission to fix a vast mining starship, the USG Ishimura. But aboard the Ishimura, a living nightmare awaits. The ship’s crew has been slaughtered and infected, and Isaac’s girlfriend, Nicole, is missing somewhere on board. Alone and trapped, with only his engineering tools and skills, Isaac faces a battle for survival – not only against terrifying monsters called Necromorphs, but his own crumbling sanity.

EA and Motive’s Dead Space remake launches for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X | S on January 27, 2023. In the interim, check out the physical collector’s edition of the Dead Space remake from Limited Run Games below — is that helmet worth $275 to you?

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