Now that we’ve slain the beast known as the San Diego Comic-Con, it’s time to play a little bit of catch-up with a few stories that were announced over the past few days but haven’t been reported here on Dread Central yet. Case in point – Two all-new products in the Dead Space™ franchise: animated feature Dead Space Aftermath and graphic novel Dead Space Salvage.
From the Press Release:
These two brand extensions were revealed during an SDCC panel discussion entitled “Building a Horror Entertainment Franchise: Dead Space 2″ featuring Dead Space Producer Rich Briggs, Dead Space Salvage Artist Christopher Shy, Dead Space Martyr Writer Brian Evenson, Dead Space Aftermath Actor Christopher Judge, and Dead Space 2 Actor Gunner Wright.
Dead Space Aftermath is an animated feature that explains what happened during the first-responder mission to Aegis VII. Dead Space Salvage is a graphic novel that tells the story of a rogue group of miners who come across the dilapidated USG Ishimura. Aftermath and Salvage will be available in winter, 2010, as part of the pre-launch campaign for Dead Space 2, winner of 17 awards at the Electronic Entertainment Expo including ‘Best Action/Adventure Game’ from top media outlets such as Game Informer, GameSpot, GameSpy and Machinima.com.
“It is tremendously inspiring to see Dead Space continually expand to more media. It has always been our goal to experience the universe through multiple lenses, and our vision is being realized. The Dead Space world is living, breathing, and terrifying. We couldn’t be more excited about these new offerings,” said Steve Papoutsis, Executive Producer of the Dead Space franchise.
The animated feature, Dead Space Aftermath centers on the Aegis VII disaster and explores how the Government sends an unwitting crew of people to get exposed to Marker shards. The Government is secretly trying to produce a viable “Marker blueprint” carrier, no matter the costs. Dead Space Aftermath is being developed by Starz/Film Roman and will be available in January, 2011.
“A quick look at one of the characters in Dead Space Aftermath who will be voiced by Chris Judge.”
The graphic novel Dead Space Salvage tells the story of the Magpies, who discover an abandoned mining ship, the USG Ishimura. Their once-fortunate luck turns into a catastrophe as they realize they’re in the middle of a living nightmare. Not only is the Government racing to claim the Ishimura, but the necromorphs are also reanimating across the ship. Dead Space Salvage will feature the unique visual style of fantasy and sci-fi artist Christopher Shy. Dead Space Salvage is being published by IDW and will be available in December, 2010.
“A look at the sneak peek given at the panel of Dead Space Salvage being done by Christopher Shy.”
In Dead Space 2, engineer Isaac Clarke battles his own dementia while fighting to save himself and dominate the relentless necromorph onslaughts. Players will see Isaac fight bigger, scarier, and more epic battles that will keep them on the edge of their seats. Dead Space 2 will be available on January 25, 2011, on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, and the PC.
Along with visiting the Dead Space Facebook page, be sure to check out the official Dead Space 2 website, which has shiploads of extra content that expands on what’s been going on since the conclusion of the first Dead Space, and follow @DeadSpace on Twitter, too.
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