Dead Space gorefest - new shots

Dec 3, 2007

Oodles of gore is on display in thesenew screenshotsfrom Dead Space, EA's sci-fi survival horror game.

You're Isaac Clarke, a freelance space engineer mooching around the galaxy fixing up colossal Red Dwarf-style mining ships. Yet heroically answering a distress call from the USG Ishimura leads Clarke and his team on a collision course with parasitic alien horde the Necromorphs - whose party trick is to enter the human body before mutating it in positively beastly ways.

From the outset it's made clear that Isaac is no hero, yet it's his vulnerability and everyman likeability that EA hope will make him a convincing protagonist. Still, to overcome the alien hordes he'll need to get his hands bloody - especially since the game's key combat mechanic is - wait for it... dismemberment.

Yep, you'll need to be a dab hand with your plasma cutter and target Necromorph weak spots by, say, lopping a leg off if you're being chased.

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