Dead Space Ignition, the prologue to the January blockbuster Dead Space 2, will be available October 13 as a free* download to anyone that pre-orders Dead Space 2 at participating retailers in North America. Those that pre-order Dead Space 2 will receive a unique, single-use code to download Dead Space Ignition for free*. Dead Space Ignition reveals the events leading up to Dead Space 2 and rewards players with unlocks including an exclusive Hacker suit which can be used by engineer Isaac Clarke in Dead Space 2. Dead Space Ignition can also be purchased as a stand-alone game for $5 October 12 on the PlayStation Network and October 13 on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 400 MS points.
â€œDead Space fans are hungry for more Necromorph action and weâ€™re thrilled that they donâ€™t have to wait until January to get their fix. Dead Space Ignition is a great way to jump back into the Dead Space universe while the Visceral development team completes the final stages of Dead Space 2,â€ said Steve Papoutsis, Executive Producer, Dead Space franchise. â€œDead Space Ignition will show fans what happens in the hours leading up to the beginning of Dead Space 2 with gameplay that is fast-paced and accessible. Itâ€™s a fun way to dig deeper into the fiction, while allowing core fans to give Isaac Clarke an edge in Dead Space 2.â€
Dead Space 2 will be available on Jan. 25, 2011 for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and the PC.