Dead Space 2 Takes the Action to ‘Uncharted’ Heights

February 7, 2010 Written by Thomas Williams

One of the few complaints about the original Dead Space was that for all it was worth, the game was just too scary to some players. With Dead Space 2, Visceral Games is looking to eject more action into the title, and they’re looking to raise the level of action to some ‘Uncharted’ heights.

Nick Earl, Senior Vice President and Head of Visceral Games, spoke to IGN about how the team is bring the action in the game up to epic levels such as in Uncharted and Modern Warfare.

I can tell you that we’re a little more focused on action horror as opposed to survival horror. We just created a really beautiful sequence that we’re showing internally — we haven’t showed it externally yet, but we will get it out there soon — that I think speaks to the high voltage nature of the game. Some really strong action sequences that I think are on par with the level that we’re seeing in the Modern Warfare series and with the level that we’re seeing in Uncharted. Just beautiful, visual imagery and very electric action.

For fans of the series out there, what do you think about the changes in gameplay for the sequel? Should it stay straight-up Survival Horror, or should it continue down the ‘Action Horror’ path, like the Resident Evil  series has since RE4?

Dead Space 2 is rumored to hit sometime in EA’s fiscal year 2011, which ends on March 31st, 2011. Why not go ahead and pre-order it on Amazon before Isaac sends the necromorphs after you and your wallet?