It could be a while until gamers get to jump into the terror-filled magnetic boots of Isaac Clarke and take on the Necromorphs again, but Electronic Arts has promised a sequel to last year’s sleeper hit Dead Space by March 2011.
According to CVG, EA boss John Riccitiello told investors during a conference call last week that between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011, the company plans to release a new Medal of Honor, a revitalized Need for Speed, Sims on console, a new FIFA, an innovative and new take on the Madden franchise, Dead Space 2, Crysis 2, and many other titles.
Should help the company’s bottom line, right?
Having enjoyed Dead Space, despite its curl-up-in-a-corner-and-weep-tears-of-fear atmosphere, I for one welcome a well-made sequel. However, Visceral Games is mostly tight-lipped about the Dead Space follow-up.
What we do know is the game is set three years after the first installment, this time on a massive space station called Sprawl. And, let’s face is, it would be disappointing if Sprawl wasn’t being overrun by Necromorphs. Expect more of the same sweet suit upgrades and customization, new tools, new character dialogue for Clarke and more mystery.
Multiplayer has even been confirmed for the game’s growing features list.
Even less is known about EA’s upcoming first person shooter Crysis 2, though it was announced at E3 last year. The title will be developer Crytek’s first console game and the development team is shooting to top the technical performance on home consoles.
Which upcoming EA titles are you most looking forward to?
Sources: Computer and Videogames