Visceral Games, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc, and Image Comics today announced the release of an all-new comic based on Dead Space Extraction, one of the fallÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most anticipated games for the Wii. The Dead Space Extraction comic reunites renowned illustrator Ben Templesmith and writer Antony Johnston with the gameÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s cold and terrifying fiction. This one-time special issue comic follows the successful partnership for last yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dead Space comic mini-series.
The comic will be on store shelves in September 2009 for SRP $3. A limited edition version of the comic featuring exclusive cover art will be available for the special price of $2 at the EA Comic-con booth (#5123). Ben Templesmith and Antony Johnston will be at the booth signing the special issues on Thursday 3-4 PM and Friday Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Sunday 1-2 PM. Fans of Dead Space will also be able to purchase other Dead Space merchandise such an Isaac Clarke Unitology figurine, iPhone skins, and Dead Space art books. Players will also have the chance to play the game at the EA booth. The Dead Space Extraction development team is participating in the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Art of Making a Horror Video GameÃ¢â‚¬Â panel on Friday, July 24th at 6 PM in Room 2.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“There is so much more to the Dead Space universe than we could ever fit into one game and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re excited to be working with Image Comics again to extend the story in Dead Space Extraction,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Steve Papoutsis, executive producer of Dead Space Extraction. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ben and Antony did such a tremendous job with the original comic, we canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t wait for fans to get their hands on this special issue.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Dead Space Extraction is the prequel to the award-winning Dead Space action/horror game. The new Wii exclusive game delivers a carefully crafted first-person experience that sets players on a disturbing adventure made especially more visceral by the innovative Wii controller. The Dead Space Extraction comic picks up the videogame narrative halfway through the game, at a critical juncture in the storyline. The story in the comic presents an alternate perspective on the gameÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s storyline. In the comic, a group of colonists fight through hordes of horrific necromorphs while searching for a cure to stop a raging noxious infection in space. At the comicÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s climax, the colonists encounter the desperate survivors from the videogame, only to realize that the only thing that can save them is right in front of them.