Dead Space to shock on Halloween

Electronic Arts has revealed the most obvious release date in some time: survival horror game Dead Space is out on Xbox 360 and PS3 Halloween 2008(that's October 31, kids). Well done, marketing men.

"Survival horror is about experiencing a terrifying, and deeply personal fiction," said Executive Producer Glen Schofield.

"Dead Space is being developed as a single-player thriller that delivers the chilling, claustrophobic feeling of being isolated in a dark environment, while being stalked by some truly horrific enemies. Halloween is the perfect time for EA to deliver the fear and anxiety that will keep survival horror fans up playing all night."

Uh, duh?

We played the game earlier this month, and it's definitely one of the most exciting titles on EA's release list. Dead Space has you playing as a dystopianfuturistic space engineer, called out to an AWOL mining vessel and suddenly discovering It's full of alien nasties... and the lights aren't working.

Despite rocky first impressions, it's looking very promising these days. Check out our hands-on reportright here.

Courtesy of CVG.

Feb 26, 2008