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.

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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 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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