Dead Space Ignition fires up XBLA Oct. 13

Downloadable prequel to Dead Space 2 hits Xbox Live next week priced at $5.

Though Dead Space 2 isn't due out until next year, fans looking to jump into the horror universe will be able to do so next week.

Dead Space Ignition, the downloadable interactive comic book prequel to Dead Space 2, will hit Xbox Live on October 13. The news comes from Xbox Live's Major Nelson, who announced that the title will arrive next week priced at 400 MS points, or $5.

Uh oh, looks like Delisle has some work to do.

Ignition will follow tech wizard Franco Delisle in the hours before the space station known as The Sprawl is beset by a necromorph infestation. The game's story is being penned by Antony Johnston, who previously told stories in the Dead Space universe with a six-issue comic series released in 2008.

Dead Space Ignition is composed of three hacking minigames: Hardware Crack, Trace Route, and System Override. The title will play out like a Choose Your Own Adventure story, where players determine their fate by choosing from various plotlines. There are four distinct endings players can reach, but players can play only as Delisle.

Further, those who play Ignition will receive unlocks for Dead Space 2, including a suit for protagonist Isaac Clarke. A release date for the PlayStation 3 version of Dead Space Ignition has not been announced. For more on Dead Space Ignition, check out GameSpot's hands-on preview.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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31 comments
swift_2000_123
swift_2000_123

You cant complain with the price, only 400 points for this and it looks like a decent promotion for the whole thing. If this has a storyline similar to those of dead space downfall or the first game then it'll be a well deserved treat. The humour seems spot on aswell, bring it on!!!

wwlettsome
wwlettsome

Somebody wake me when this is included on the DS 2 "ultimate edition" in a year.

wyan_
wyan_

I loved Dead Space and I am hungry for the sequel, so I will be getting this for sure, but they are smart to release this for only $5. Being an interactive comic, $10 would be just too much for an impulse buy.

Octopii
Octopii

As good as Dead Space was, this seems unnecessary.

Guntrotingidiot
Guntrotingidiot

I'll probably get it just for the DLC. Hopefully the Unitology suit and some awesome weapons other than the stupid harpoon gun they keep force feeding us.

TheHappyCamper
TheHappyCamper

Love the people who jump on to b*tch about the price: $5, it should be $3! -or, even bettter- It should be free! Its a stand alone mini-adventure to help flush out the details of whats going on at the beggining of Dead Space 2. If it doesn't interest you, as always, dont buy iy. But please, stop complaining about a measley $5.

gc88
gc88

i dont think this should have a price tag.......

mattg90520
mattg90520

Glad this is an Xbox exclusive since Playstation got Extraction as an exclusive.

Trogeton
Trogeton

I'm debating is Dead Space make a better game or anime I didn't think the game was all the to be honest

GWA17
GWA17

Well, im not really a fan of comics, but i guess this is good for the people who like that sort of stuff.

zach5555
zach5555

@Jesu2 This is coming out for ps3, the data just hasn't been announced. READ!!!

Barighm
Barighm

I was expecting something like Case Zero. This...just sounds lame.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

I was sold until i read interactive comic. I think i'll buy the Claptrap DLC instead...

Vkain
Vkain

Ugh an interactive comic. Do they really need the $5 that badly. LOL.

maximumbarmage
maximumbarmage

@Voodoo The LE of Dead Space 2 PS3 is the same price as the regular version, Extraction is FREE on PS3 essentially. Research next time. I see no reason Ignition wouldn't be on PSN next week, it just obviously isn't going to get a mention from Major Douchebag there, is it? Looking forward to playing it on my PS3 at any rate.

sonictank
sonictank

nice deal i think thats what 800ms im definately buying this :D

Rebornpheonix
Rebornpheonix

I don't think this thing's going to be worth the $5. For maybe $3, sure I guess.. but I haven't seen anything impressive about this arcade game yet.

Stressthesky
Stressthesky

Coming out later for PSN you say? Well, I'll boycott then. That bs needs to stop.

Vodoo
Vodoo

@cloudff7tm Only the "limited edition" of Dead space 2 for the PS3 will come with Extraction. So your paying for it anyways.... it's not free. If it were bundled in the standard edition, then that would be one thing, but shelling out for the LE for a $20 game isn't a deal. But it is cool that PS3 owners will be able to play the Wii version with the Move contollers.

green_dominator
green_dominator

I liked the comics, I would have liked more of that. I wasn't too impressed with what I've seen of DS-Ignition so far.

dude976
dude976

I loved the comics, so for $5 this shouldn't be too bad at all.

deathwish026
deathwish026

lol looks poo. am not getting dead space 2 anyways so i have no room to moan

Knutte79
Knutte79

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cloudff7tm
cloudff7tm

@Jesu2 Well, PS3 owners get Dead Space Extraction with their Dead Space 2 copy, so be happy Jesu2!

Jesu2
Jesu2

NOT FOR PS3 ..MAN I MAD NOW