EA and Motive Studio have revealed more details for the upcoming Dead Space remake's expanded gameplay features.
One of the most anticipated remakes set to release next year, EA's Dead Space is a rebuilt remake of 2008's game of the same name. Developed by Motive Studio, a Canadian EA studio, the remake is set to release on Jan. 27, 2023 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC. Ahead of the launch, EA has offered fans a deeper look at some of the gameplay changes and enhancements heading to the remake. This includes more voice lines for protagonist Isaac Clarke, and new intense moments set to surprise even hardcore Dead Space fans.
In a recent PlayStation blog, Sony Content Communications Manager, Tim Turi broke down some of the upcoming expanded features.
Isaac was a silent protagonist in the original Dead Space, though was fully voiced in later sequels. This time around, Isaac has been given voice lines such as yelling his teammates’ names when they’re in trouble or explaining his plans to fix the Ishimura’s Centrifuge and fuel lines.
EA have reportedly tried to make the setting of the Ishimura feel more connected and immersive by doing away with loading sequences, such as for when Isaac boards the Ishimura's tram system.
In the original Dead Space, Isaac used special boots to leap across zero-g sections. In the remake, players can now float in 360 degrees. Isaac also now has a propulsion boost.
Intense new moments
Certain sequences have been switched up a bit, giving a more up close and personal experience. The blog does describe which sequence this applies to, but in order to avoid spoilers for newer players we haven't mentioned it here.
New junction boxes require Isaac to reroute power between different Ishimura functions.
Locked doors and loot containers have been added to the Ishimura, which Isaac can access after acquiring upgraded security clearance.
Expanded weapon upgrade paths
New weapon upgrade items can be attached to the Plasma Cutter, Pulse Rifle, and more to add extra upgrade paths to spend nodes.