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➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: Dead Space remake
🚀 The Dead Space remake has appeared in a new 18-minute gameplay video
💪 The sci-fi horror remake looks like a faithful adaptation of the original
🌟 Except with many striking visual improvements
📅 It’s expected to release on January 27, 2023
The Dead Space remake has reared its tentacular head once more, giving us our first solid look at the upcoming do-over of EA’s survival horror classic.
The first 18 minutes of gameplay were revealed by IGN in a new video. It shows the Dead Space remake running at 4K at 60fps on PC, and looks very pretty indeed.
Just look at those light reflections, blood splatters and fluid Necromorph animations. Even the audio feels weighty. The original game was no graphical slouch when it was released in 2008, but the last 14 years haven’t been kind to its murky textures and foggy atmosphere.
The remake was always expected to make major graphical improvements, of course, but the level of graphical fidelity developer Motive Studio is aiming towards looks very ambitious.
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We’ll have to wait and see whether it can rival its recently released spiritual successor The Callisto Protocol. Although that game received a mixed critical reception, most reviewers and players do agree it looks absolutely gorgeous.
Elsewhere, the Dead Space remake looks like a faithful recreation of the original game. Certainly, this opening sequence matches the 2008 game beat for beat, with virtually the same level design, jump scares and dialogue.
Isaac is seen picking up the Plasma Cutter at a workbench and is instructed to “shoot off their limbs” by a blood-smeared wall. It wouldn’t be Dead Space without diegetic tips on mutant murder.
The Dead Space remake is set to launch on January 27, 2023. It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated Xbox Series X games and PS5 games coming next year. It will also launch alongside a bumper collector’s edition that includes a full-size, wearable replica of Isaac Clarke’s helmet. The thing even lights up.
That’s not all for developer Motive Studio, though. It’s also working on a third-person Iron Man game that’s currently in pre-production. It will feature an original story and release on both consoles and PC.
If you’re excited about the Dead Space remake but can’t decide which platform to buy it for, read our breakdown of the PS5 vs Xbox Series X for a comprehensive comparison of the consoles.