EA Games brings us more Dead Space delight
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EA Games' latest animated movie is sure to have geeks everywhere salivating...
So, a new year is upon us and people worldwide will be making false promises that, deep down, they know they will break at the first given opportunity. However, I have made a new year's resolution that I am determined to keep; one that is vital if I hope to continue to provide you with objective, impartial gaming news. To put it simply, I intend to try and 'grow a pair' in regards to my game choices because, as I mentioned before, I just can't hack horror or gory FPS titles. BioShock, Dead Space, Silent Hill: Homecoming - all great titles I missed because of my infantile nerves. However, I have set a date of January 25th to correct this, a date that will also coincide with the release of EA Games' latest animated movie, Dead Space: Aftermath.
In association with Anchor Bay Entertainment, Dead Space: Aftermath will explain what happened during the first-responder mission to Aegis VII and clear up any areas of uncertainty that may have arisen during the gamer's experience of Dead Space. According to the press release from EA Games, the movie, while primarily developed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, has received significant input from the award-winning development team that worked on Dead Space, as well as featuring work from several internationally renowned animation directors. Filmed through the perspectives of the four distressed survivors, Aftermath promises to be a "fast-paced horrifying thrill ride that stretches the limits of time and space" ...not much then.
However, what will excite you most, my fellow geeks, is the vocal talent due to feature within this animated adventure. Christopher Judge (Stargate: SG-1), Peter Woodward (Babylon 5, Charmed), Graham McTavish (upcoming theatrical release of The Hobbit), and Gwendoline Yeo (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) are just a handful of examples of those involved in the project. And what an example it is. Rather than simply hiring a bunch of out-of-work, amoral souls with which to voice this latest release, EA really looks to have put some effort into this casting, with the list reading more like a who's who of cult stars, past and present.
While initially this may have been just another marketing tool to keep the masses talking about Dead Space 2, it has rapidly become so much more and, if the story and visual experience can match the rather impressive standard of talent featured within it, Dead Space: Aftermath has the potential to be as popular upon its release as Dead Space 2, due for release on the same day.
As for me, I intend to keep my promise and, if EA Games are nice enough to send me a pre-release review disc, I may even be able to give you an exclusive review here at Shadowlocked.com. Either way it proves that, as I stated before, EA has much hope in this franchise - despite Dead Space's rather sub-average returns - and I would not be surprised if we see a few more Dead Space releases in the forthcoming years.
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