‘Dead Space 2′ DLC Adds New Suits And Weapons

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 13th, 2011 at 7:38 pm,

Dead Space 2 DLC Weapons Suits

Following on the heels of the announcement of Dead Space 2’s first additional chapters in the form of Dead Space 2: Severed comes news of DLC that is available for download right now on Xbox Live Arcade. They may not be as inventive as the unlockable foam finger, but a wide variety of suits and weapons have been bundled together in three unique upgrade packs that can be downloaded for 400 MS points ($5) each.

The availability of content like this so shortly after the release of the game begs the question, why wasn’t it just included in the retail edition? At $15 for the whole set, the DLC has a rather steep price tag, which may indicate that EA and Visceral Games are testing the waters to see just what people will pay for this kind of content.

Regardless, the Supernova Pack, Hazard Pack, and Martial Law Pack all provide a wide variety of upgraded suits and weapons for gamers to play around with. The content included in each pack and the bonuses provided by the various suits and weapons are linked below:

Supernova Pack (400 MS Points)

Forged Bundle:

  • Forged Engineering Suit (15% medpack bonus)
  • Forged Plasma Cutter (increases damage 10%, reload speed 5%)
  • Forged Line Gun (increases firing speed 5%, alt-fire damage 10%)
  • Forged Ripper (primary fire lasts one second longer, increases alt-fire damage 10%)

Heavy-Duty Bundle:

  • Heavy-Duty Vintage Suit (increases damage 5% for Line Gun, Detonator, Contact Beam)
  • Heavy-Duty Line Gun (increases reload speed 10%, damage 5%)
  • Heavy-Duty Contact Beam (primary fire charge reduced by 0.1 seconds, damage increase 5%)
  • Heavy-Duty Detonator (increases reload speed 10%, damage 5%)

Agility Bundle:

  • Agility Advanced Suit (10% increases to Stasis duration)
  • Agility Rivet Gun (increases reload speed 5%, firing speed 5%)
  • Agility Plasma Cutter (increases reload speed 5%, firing speed 5%)
  • Agility Pulse Rifle (increases reload speed 5%, firing speed 5%)

Hazard Pack (400 MS Points):

Hazard Bundle:

  • Hazard Suit (5% increase to Stasis duration
  • Hazard Line Gun (increases alt-fire damage 5%, reload speed 5%)

Triage Bundle:

  • Triage Suit (10% medpack bonus)
  • Triage Javelin Gun (increases damage 10%, reload speed 5%)

Shockpoint Bundle:

  • Shockpoint Suit (decreases Stasis recharge 5%)
  • Shockpoint Ripper (primary fire lasts one second longer, increases reload speed 5%)

Martial Law Pack (400 MS Points)

EarthGov Bundle

  • EarthGov Security Suit (increases damage 5% for detonator, Seeker Rifle, Pulse Rifle)
  • EarthGov Pulse Rifle (increases alt-fire damage 5%, reload speed 10%)
  • EarthGov Seeker Rifle (increases damage 5%, firing speed 5%)
  • EarthGov Detonator (increases damage 5%, firing speed 5%)

Bloody Bundle

  • Bloody Vintage Suit (increases damage 5% for Flamethrower, Javelin Gun, Force Gun)
  • Bloody Flamethrower (increases damage 5%, reload speed 10%)
  • Bloody Javelin Gun (increases alt-fire damage 5%, reload speed 5%)
  • Bloody Force Gun (increases alt-fire damage 5%, firing speed 5%)

If you’re not yet familiar with Dead Space 2 or on the fence about getting the game, it would be a great idea to check out our first impressions of the game to help you decide if its right for you. This DLC may come at a steep cost, but as always you don’t have to buy it if you don’t want to — unless you’re an obsessive compulsive completionist, in which case you may feel utterly compelled to do so.

Do you think $5 a piece for each of these DLC packs is too much, or just right?

Dead Space 2 is available now for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

Source: GameFAQs

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