Like a strange alien creature that was once the dinner lady, the latest news about the Dead Space franchise could be described as missing a few limbs. Rumors are abound that the fun on-rails co-op shooter Dead Space Extraction is being adapted to High Definition for LIVE and PSN. Despite disappointing sales, we at Co-Optimus think it is a great game and I personally rate it as one of the best games I have played on the Wii.
The news was discovered by Kotaku through uncovered surveys conducted by EA. The surveys suggest that a port of the title is in the works and that the gameplay would remain the same. A major element of the game was the ability to play through it in co-op, so hopefully it will still be included. The survey also mentions a tentative price point of $15 and a further Dead Space spin off called Planet Cracker, a resource management game with no mention of any form of co-op (yet).
Could EA use these two downloadable games as pre-order incentives? With Dead Space 2 having been recently announced as a first quarter 2011 game, unfortunately we have a while to find out. With the game being so reliant on motion controls perhaps this is one for the Natal and PS3 Wand (insert latest rumored name here).