Dead Space Aftermath hits Blu-ray, DVD Jan. 25

Electronic Arts, Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Film Roman reteam for second animated film based on survival horror series.

The Dead Space multimedia blitz is spreading faster than the necromorph scourge. Electronic Arts today announced the latest new spin-off for the survival horror series, Dead Space Aftermath, an animated film set for release on DVD and Blu-ray alongside the January 25 launch of Dead Space 2.

EA is reteaming with Anchor Bay Entertainment and Starz Media's Film Roman animation studio to create the film. The trio previously worked together on 2008's Dead Space: Downfall and this year's Dante's Inferno, based on the EA game of the same name.

Aftermath will tell the story of another group of people sent to check up on the USG Ishimura.

Aftermath will bring together a number of animation directors to provide their own interpretations of the source material and tells the tale of the USG O'Bannon, a first responder ship sent to check in on the USG Ishimura of the first game. The game will feature voice work from a number of performers with sci-fi bona fides, including Christopher Judge (Teal'c in Stargate SG-1), Peter Woodward (Galen from Babylon 5 spin-off Crusade), and Graham McTavish (Warden Ackerman in Red Dwarf). It also includes Ricardo Cavira and Gwendoline Yeo, both of Desperate Housewives fame.

The film will debut on Blu-ray and DVD January 25, the same day Dead Space 2 launches for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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44 comments
big_boss1988
big_boss1988

this movie isnt as good as downfall, but its good.

big_boss1988
big_boss1988

this movie isnt as good as downfall, but its good.

Blakarot
Blakarot

So depending on the outcome of the second movie,a third (or 4th if u count Extraction) Dead Space game could be co-op.

Nexzy
Nexzy

I get my hands on all call' Dead Space! It rocks yeah!

TheGreyArea
TheGreyArea

Hmm... A little dubious about an animation. But I guess a wide story arc inevitably enriches the game experience. the GAME however, remains one of my most anticipated moments of 2011 (I may even have to kick-off a brand new playthrough of the original in readiness). A high budget, "18" rated, Brutal live action movie for dead-space, would certainly be worth a watch. regardless of Deadspace it's self already drawing inspiration from some of the ultimate CLASSIC Sci-fi horror movies of the last 30years.

g5naim
g5naim

@ santinegrete It's not getting milked in the game media, but for some reason I feel it's getting milked overall. And by the way, if you own a PS3 you might consider buying Dead Space 2 for that console. You get a free (and exclusive) HD port of Extraction with optional Move support.

DLobotomist
DLobotomist

@ g5naim it's not really milking it.... they are not pushing anything.... just follw the comics and games ( dont know about the wii since havent play that verson yet) and it seems to me the story flows nicely... plus its games for us and business for them so they want to make the most money possible by getting the most out of the good games....

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

Dead Space is the new Resident Evil. Resident Evil 5 wasn't as good as 4; I'd like to see them bring back Dino Crisis; loved the original.

santinegrete
santinegrete

@g5naim: The 'media siege' (sorry, bad English) of Dead Space products it's undeniable. But I don't think Dead Space in the game media is milked, yet. Best thing you can do if you are a Dead Space fan is to get all of it. But I'm a fan of the first game only, and I will not get Dead Space ignition for a suit, and the On rails shooter of Wii can do next to nothing for making me own a Wii. Again, this is the first time I see EA doing this good with an 'horror IP' (Undying failed to do so no matter it's quality), and considering how big they are, gotta admit it was expectable, and yes, influential as you say.

g5naim
g5naim

I don't want to come off as a dickhead, but doesn't this franchise look like it's getting milked, considering its short lifespan? In pretty much 2-3 years, we have three games, two films and quite a few comics. I guess it's really that influential, after all.

Rasputin2011
Rasputin2011

Can't wait for the game.. never checked out the first Dead Space flick

Gadeos
Gadeos

This games is just going to be awesome.

webofshadows5
webofshadows5

aftermath sweet but please make a real life dead space movie wiht isaac clark

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SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

@ RECONJON Yeah, I think it's good sometimes, also. I just wish the story in DS1 had been explained a bit better. I'm hoping the unitology thing is explained in DS2. I also hope we don't have to rely upon text diaries (found lying around in DS1) to understand what happened. Although, I guess that was a problem in DS1 because there was little dialogue, apart from "Fetch this, Isaac." Great game, the horror and shooting was great, as was the dismembrement idea. I just wish they had explained the story differently.

ziproy
ziproy

The first one wasn't just inaccurate to the game but just a bad movie all together. I remember the backgrounds being way too oversized for some reason

wavelength121
wavelength121

@Fandango_Letho It's about the journey, son.

noirsake
noirsake

I tried watching the first movie and I lost interest within 2 minutes.

Vambran
Vambran

I liked the first dead space movie. Going to buy this one.

Fandango_Letho
Fandango_Letho

Let me guess. Everybody dies a gruesome death because otherwise would be so not horror-ish, right? There you go, saved you guys some money.

RECONJON
RECONJON

@SuprSaiyanRockr You don't need to watch them to understand the story, they just add another dimension to it. I think it's awesome that great games are releasing extra content through other forms of media.

Cyb0rg360
Cyb0rg360

First movie was super gory and was a great watch after having played the game through to see what came before. Will be getting this if it's a messed up and freaky as the first.

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

Couldn't they just tell the story through the game, rather than make us watch two dvd's and a comic if we want to know what happened?

Sablicious
Sablicious

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GC4ever
GC4ever

love the first movie will be getting the second i love how EA is expanding a game universe like this if only more companies could do the same

Vaultboy-101
Vaultboy-101

Sounds interesting though so I will probably get it anyway. Or watch it on youtube or something.

Vaultboy-101
Vaultboy-101

Another animated film? I enjoyed downfall but these cartoony spin offs of games are really getting old. Is their really any point in getting a cartoon on blu ray? No because there are hardly any special effects or animations that could look good in blu ray. The era of anime and cartoon should have ended by now and opened a new era for CGI like the stuff they actually use to make intros and all of that. Of course it not cheap to produce good CGI films but are these companies really struggling with money? I dont think so, so maybe they should use the money we customers gave them to make a great film.

inaka_rob
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killlo
killlo

Bad idea it would be better to release it before the game that way you can learn more of the story before starting the new game plus I don't have money to buy booth at the same time.

salvucci91
salvucci91

First animated film was kind of garbage :-\ It was almost too low budget.

biokrysty
biokrysty

the first one was good I hope this will be better

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

and i will buy it!!! you want me to get that game though, you gotta give me some anti anxiety drugs

Mekkino
Mekkino

@q8360 i agree completely, but i still have to say that dead space ties with resident evil 4, cant make up my mind who is better

q8360
q8360

Dead space is the best survival horror game for this gen, better than RE5,

mattg90520
mattg90520

If its anything like The Animatrix, it could be really cool. Hopefully, its a little less depressing than Downfall.