Dead Space remake promises to scare you silly

Montréal, Canada - Dead Space is still one of the scariest games in gaming history. Now, it's coming back with a tentative release date and promises a revamped spook.

Dead Space is coming back baby, with way more arms than any baddy should have.
Dead Space is coming back baby, with way more arms than any baddy should have.  © EA/Visceral Games

The new developer team behind the upcoming remake of Dead Space gave fans a special announcement livestream on Friday with updates on the revamped game's arrival, including an expected release date in early 2023.

Visceral Games, an Electronic Arts developer company, made the first Dead Space games, but a whole new team at Motive EA is tackling this new-and-improved glow up.

In their livestream, the developers took an hour to talk through how they see Dead Space coming back to life with reworked sound design, modern graphics, and a new chance at scaring you silly.

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The game's hero, space engineer Isaac Clarke, will use updated sounds in his tools to defeat the game's enemies, horrifying necromorphs.

The new sound design system, called A.L.I.V.E., has a plethora of ways to tell you how close to death our hero is. And like proud kids at a school show-and-tell, the developers paraded it with pride.

In addition, the game's newer version will highlight lower health points, sprinting, and special scary moments when Clarke's breathing gets erratic, or when his pulse is amplified to thunderous hammering.

This livestream was a deep dive under the hood of the sound design, and shows that the devs at Motive EA are working hard to do the original game justice – while adding some changes to improve on what wasn't possible back when the game came out in 2008.

TAG24's Oldies But Goldies review of Dead Space features a full breakdown of just how good, and how scary, the original game is.

Cover photo: EA/Visceral Games

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