Tag: Visceral Games
News EA Flings Dead Space Developer Visceral into Outer-Space
Studio shut down and Star Wars back to the drawing board
Visceral Games, the Californian developer best known for the Dead Space franchise, has been shut down. The studio most recently released Battlefield Hardline, which was met with mixed reviews. It’s since been working on an original Star Wars title helmed by Uncharted director Amy Hennig,...
News Don't Rule Out Dead Space for the PS4 Just Yet
There's always Peng
Dead Space was undoubtedly one of the most promising new properties of the previous generation, but after a spectacular inaugural entry, the survival horror series started to go off the boil. Isaac Clarke's stomp across the Sprawl in sequel Dead Space 2 was fine, but it lacked the claustrophobic feel of its predecessor...
Gamescom 2014 Lay Down the Law with Battlefield Hardline's First Single Player Footage
Shoot the guns
EA's conference at Gamescom today was a little dry, to the say the least. The perennially unpopular publisher closed out its show with a brand new single player trailer for Battlefield Hardline, which you can view down below. After a hairy altercation with a particularly nasty foe, our quick witted hero Nick Mendoza finds himself...
E3 2014 You Can Access the Battlefield Hardline Beta on PS4 Right Now
Confirmed 1080p and 60fps on PS4
Battlefield Hardline may have leaked before E3, but that didn't stop EA from closing out its press conference with the spin-off shooter. The much maligned publisher showed off several minutes of intense multiplayer action, including a veritable treasure trove of the series' signature destructible environments. What's...
News The Force Is with Uncharted's Amy Hennig as She Swaps Drake for Skywalker
Luminary to oversee new Star Wars project
Visceral Games’ underrated survival horror series Dead Space may be deader than its name suggests, but that’s not stopping the Electronic Arts owned studio from soldiering on with an even bigger sci-fi brand. Rumours have connected the company to Star Wars for some time now – and they have been...
News Visceral Games Is Hard At Work On A New IP
Note to employers: you're going to have to be more careful about what you reveal in job postings
We know you want to attract all the hot talent, but including buzzwords such as "new IP" in your position summaries grabs us journo types' attention like semi-naked shots of Kim Kardashian. Still, you've got time to learn. For now we'll feed...
Rumour Dead Space To Go First-Person And More
Kotaku's dumped a slew of EA rumours this morning, starting with the Dead Space franchise
The publication claims that the publisher is looking at "new ways to expand" the survival horror space series, and has a first-person shooter in the works. But apparently, that's not all. The publisher also has a Dead Space flight game in development...
News Dante's Inferno 2 Hinted On Visceral Employee's Website
The original Dante's Inferno suffered from releasing about a month before God Of War III
The game looked fantastic at first, only to be made look average by Sony Santa Monica's successor. But we're big fans of the "God Of War genre" as a whole, and so we'd be happy to see a follow-up in developer Visceral's slash 'em up series. If evidence...
News Cancelled Visceral Melbourne Shooter Blood Dust Revealed
Let's be honest, there are more than enough multiplayer shooters available on the PlayStation 3
But Blood Dust — a cancelled class-based shooter from shuttered developer Visceral Melbourne — actually sets itself apart by virtue of its eccentric 1930s backdrop. According to Kotaku Australia, the "run and gun experience" was in...
News More Dead Space 3 Plot Details Emerge
Dead Space 3 hasn't even been announced yet, but we're already massively familiar with it
The game's previous leak was huge, detailing settings and characters. But now Siliconera's uncovered more on protagonist Isaac Clarke's deteriorating mental state, confirming that the beleaguered engineer will now be haunted by a secondary personality. The...
News Dead Space 3's A Video Game
Visceral Games is hard at work on Dead Space 3, surprise surprise
According to sources, the game is not set on a spaceship this time around. Instead the action takes place on a new planet called Tau Volantis, an arctic world in which protagonist Isaac Clarke must front blizzards and icy conditions. Isaac crash lands on the planet at the start of the...
News What On Earth Have They Done To Lexine's Face In Dead Space: Severed?
The best thing about Dead Space: Extraction was protagonist Lexine Murdoch's hair-band, but from what we can make out from this chaotic Dead Space 2: Severed trailer, her head accessory has disappeared
We could get over the subtle changes to Isaac's girlfriend's face during Dead Space 2's main campaign, but this is unforgivable. She doesn't even...
News Dead Space 2's Severed DLC Launches On March 1st
EA's slapped a March 1st release date (March 2nd for Europeans) on the first Dead Space 2 expansion pack, Severed
The DLC depicts the story of Dead Space: Extraction's protagonists Gabe Weller and Lexine Murdoch. As a security officer, Weller comes equipped with a one-of-a-kind security suit and an upgraded, more powerful Pulse Rifle that will...
News EA Boss Says The Words 'Dead Space 3', Internet Goes Nuts
Dead Space 2's only just launched to critical (and commercial) acclaim, but already EA's uttering the words Dead Space 3
Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, EA gaffer John Riccitiello said that the Dead Space franchise could reach the "five million unit cadence" [pssht, pretentious, John - Ed] with the release...
News Play With Dead Space 2's Developers This Weekend, Earn In-Game Suit
We're not totally convinced by the longevity of Dead Space 2's competitive multiplayer mode, but it's a fine addition to the package
The gameplay is fun in short-bursts, and while we don't expect it to have anywhere near the tail of other multiplayer titles, it's a nice palette cleanser between long stretches with the game's campaign mode. Those...
UK Charts Dead Space 2 Keeps The Jump Scares Up Top
There's a lot of movers and shakers in this week's UK sales charts, but nothing really of notable discussion
Dead Space 2's continued its reign aloft the UK sales charts for a second consecutive week, beating out the usual convoy of FIFA 11, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Call Of Duty: Black Ops. Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet 2 has kept its...
UK Charts Dead Space 2 Tops While LittleBigPlanet 2 Holds Strong
Unsurprisingly Dead Space 2 has topped the UK sales charts this week, destroying the numbers of its predecessor by a good 70 percent
And people wonder why publishers release sequels rather than new IP. Speaking of which, Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet 2 continued its dally with the top of the charts, finishing this week in a respectable second...
News Dead Space 2 "Severed" DLC To Offer Additional Single-Player Campaigns
Dead Space 2 isn't even out here in Europe yet, but that's not stopping EA from announcing a chunky portion of DLC ahead of the frightful release
Dead Space 2: Severed will enhance the main game's narrative by providing "two standalone chapters in the single-player game". The DLC will follow Dead Space: Extraction's characters Gabe and...
News Dead Space 2 Includes Unlock Code For Awesome "Ser Isaac Of Clarke" Armour In Dragon Age II
Incestuous cross-promotion this may be, we still think it's awesome
Players who pick up a copy of Visceral Games' Dead Space 2 next week will be granted an unlock code to redeem the "Ser Isaac Of Clarke" armour set in Bioware's Dragon Age II. While Isaac Clarke's futuristic space-suit has been toned down to fit in with Dragon Age's...
News Visceral Games Chat Dead Space: Extraction On PlayStation 3
If you buy Dead Space 2 on the PlayStation 3, you'll get a little treat enclosed
The first run of Visceral's scare-em-up will include a free copy of Dead Space: Extraction — the Nintendo Wii light-gun shooter — complete with revamped "HD visuals" and fully PlayStation Move compatibility. Breaking the silence on the exclusive...
News Dead Space 2's Marketing Campaign Misses The Point Entirely
The original Dead Space was good because of its atmosphere and intellectual commentary
It was scary because of the things it didn't show you, not the things it did. So forgive us for labelling EA's "Your Mom Hates Dead Space 2" marketing campaign as the worst thing ever. While the mature ladies spew hyperbole such as, "I think it'll...
News You Did Play The Original Dead Space, Right?
Nice little treat for fans of the franchise this
Those of you who've got a Dead Space save-file on your PlayStation 3 (it doesn't have to be complete, though we'd recommend it is) will get a reward in the upcoming Dead Space 2. A skin will be made available unlocking the original game's Plasma Cutter weapon. Boom. Now you can be all like "pew...
News Dead Space 2's Necromorphs Are No Friendlier This Time Around
Dead Space 2's out soon and to tide you over until that all important January launch, EA's announced a demo
That demo's not out for a few more weeks though, so to get you through until then, have a new trailer on us. We won't charge you (this time). The footage details the Necromorphs which, surprise surprise, aren't very pleasant. We can't wait to...
News Dead Space 2 Demo Confirmed For December 21st, Makes Christmas Miserable
Trust EA to make Christmas a thing of misery
Visceral's announced that a Dead Space 2 demo will hit the PlayStation Network on December 21st. Unfortunately, we won't be playing it. Why? Because we're too excited for Dead Space 2. "That makes no sense," we hear you scream. Well it kinda does. We're so excited about Dead Space 2 that we want...
News Dead Space 2 "Ring Around The Rosie" Trailer Is Just As It Should Be: Messed Up
There's something extremely cliche about tying a horror trailer to a nursery rhyme or children's verse, but whatever, Dead Space 2 looks absolutely amazing
The game's due out in January, which sounds like ages but is actually a matter of a couple o' months. We absolutely cannot wait.
News What's That? Visceral's Making A Command & Conquer Game? Very Funny...
No joke. Visceral Games - you know, the dudes famous for Dead Space - have told Gamasutra that they're working on a Command & Conquer game that's "pretty far out". Nick Earl, who's in charge of action and strategy games at EA, revealed that the publisher is looking to leverage brands out to successful studios. Regardless of which...
News If This Is The Dead Space 2 Collector's Edition (It Is) Then We're Going To Waste Our Money Buying It
Collector's editions are a bit of a con
Well, no, they're not really a "con" — it's just that they get you. They offer stuff you don't really need, but want anyway. Take this rumoured Dead Space 2 package which was uploaded to Amazon and swiftly pulled down. It includes a replica of the game's famous Plasma Cutter weapon. Do we need a...
First Impressions Dead Space 2 on PlayStation 3
Dead Space is still one of our favourite games on PlayStation 3
Above all else, the atmosphere Visceral managed to deliver with their debut release remains unmatched. It was refreshing to see Dead Space 2 deliver that same sense of mystery. The game might not be set on the original Ishimura space-craft; but the teasing shadows and bright lights are...
News Dead Space 2 Multiplayer Invites Head Out To PlayStation 3 Users
Go and check your emails. There's a chance you might have been selected by EA for a Dead Space 2 beta on the PlayStation 3. Apparently, Dead Space fans have been "hand-selected" by Visceral Games to take part in the closed multiplayer test. Scott Probst, the game's multiplayer designer, explains in the invitation e-mail,...
News TGS 10: You'll Not Need PlayStation Move To Play PS3-Exclusive Port Of Dead Space: Extraction
If you buy Dead Space 2 on the PlayStation 3 you'll get a free game included out of the box
The Wii's Dead Space: Extraction is being ported to the PlayStation 3 with PlayStation Move controls. Obviously, the game will feel best when played with the PlayStation Move controller, as it's a rails-shooter designed with pointer controls in mind. EA...
News By The Way: Dead Space 2 Has Multiplayer, Here's Your First Look
No, you're right
Dead Space 2 does not need multiplayer. The original was such an atmospheric game because of the sense of isolation. So we're not sure why Visceral's decided to chuck in multiplayer. But whatever - let's just assume that the single-player's going to be the same thrill-ride we've come to expect from Dead Space, and assume the...
News A Little More About Dead Space: Ignition, Dead Space 2's Downloadable Prequel
Dead Space: Ignition is due this Fall and will set-up the events Isaac Clarke's set to encounter in Dead Space 2
During a showcase last night, EA presented a little of the downloadable prequel. The product's got a comic-book aesthetic, but is fully voiced and will allow you to choose your own adventure ending in four unique conclusions. Completing...
News Dead Space: Ignition Gets You Ready For Dead Space 2 Before The Game Drops
Sounds like downloadable prequels are the new in-thing
THQ's planning one for Red Faction, and Capcoms got one planned for Dead Rising 2 (albeit an exclusive). Now Visceral Games has announced Dead Space: Ignition, a downloadable prequel for the upcoming Dead Space 2. According to Dead Space franchise executive producer Steve Papoutsis, it's...
News There's Some Announcement Going To Be Made About Dead Space 2 This Week
Just so you know - Visceral Games are teasing something to do with Dead Space 2
They're teasing hard. A mysterious piece of artwork has popped up on their Facebook profile, with the words: "If you look closely you might find that there's a hint hidden in here about a big announcement we'll be making this week. Let the guessing begin!"...
E3 2010 Exclusive PlayStation 3 Dead Space 2 SKU Includes Exclusive PlayStation Move Supported Dead Space: Extraction
Sony highlighted their relationship with EA pretty hard during their press conference today, revealing that the PlayStation 3 version of Dead Space 2 would come packed with a copy of Dead Space: Extraction, exclusively on the PlayStation 3
The Wii title will be updated for the PlayStation 3 and will include PlayStation Move controls to match the Wii...
E3 2010 Dead Space 2 Launches January 25th
Alongside a deeply impressive gameplay demo for Dead Space 2, EA's just announced that the survival horror title will launch on January 25th
The gameplay looks familiar, so no need to worry about EA going off on a complete tangent with this one. It looks awesome. We'll be finding out more about Dead Space 2 during Sony's E3 press conference...
E3 2010 Oh Dude, Dead Space Is Totally Back
Watching this pre-E3 trailer of Dead Space 2 reminded us of a couple of things
Numero uno; we still think the original Dead Space was an absolute masterpiece. Numero dos; we can't wait to shoot the limbs off necromorphs all over again. To be fair, this Dead Space 2 trailer doesn't really show you anything you couldn't have experienced in the...
Feature E3 2010: Push Square's Five Most Anticipated PlayStation Games Of E3 2010
With E3 mere days away now, the industry's anticipation is nearing fever-pitch
With pretty high stakes all around for the platform holders, it can be easy to over-look the actual core of the event in anticipation of megaton announcements and new hardware — that's the games. As we continue our E3 build-up, we list our five most anticipated...
News Dead Space 2 Gets Gameplay Reveal Next Week
We told you Geoff Keighley was back in the game didn't we? He's just sent out a Tweet regarding the reveal of Dead Space 2's first gameplay footage next week in GameTrailers' pre-E3 special
Another big game in our pre-e3 special next Fri First real hd gameplay footage from Dead Space 2. The show will also have the first gameplay footage of...
News Dead Space 2 Gets A Slew Of Amazing Artwork
Still hyped over yesterday's phenomenal Dead Space 2 reveal? Yeah - us too
Well prepare to get stoked all over again - as EA's released a slew of artwork pertaining to the new horror release. You can check out the moody imagery courtesy of Kotaku.
News IGN Pull Apart Dead Space 2 Trailer, Decode Encrypted Messages
IGN's pulled out their unitology scrolls and sat down to some serious work decoding the latest Dead Space 2 trailer
Hidden messages include "Reborn as one 614" - perhaps hinting at EA's E3 conference scheduled for June 14th. Less interesting are the words "Key", "Konverge" and "Altman", which tend to have no...
News Dead Space 2 Trailer Is Now Official As A Panini Sticker Album
It might have leaked last night, but EA's just revealed the official trailer for the upcoming Dead Space 2, erm, officially
That's indeed correct folks, the video short, entitled "Dementia", features dead people, necromorphs and protagonist Isaac's actual face. Awesome. Let us know what you think.
News Dead Space 2 Trailer Appears... Then Disappears... Is Due Today
If you wanted to know what Isaac Clarke looks like in Dead Space 2 then - voila
Now you know. Joystiq captured the shot of the now toughened-up protagonist via a Dead Space 2 trailer that somehow leaked onto YouTube a day early. The trailer is in fact due to go live officially today - so if you want to see it you should probably tune in to...
News Dead Space Literature Depicts The Events Before The Game
It's awesome when a franchise becomes so big that it earns its own spin-off novel
Resident Evil has a whole line of novels dedicated to the escapades of Jill and Chris Valentine. And now Dead Space is about to get the same treatment. Written by B. K. Evenson, and published by Tor Books - Dead Space: Martyr follows the story of Michael Altman, the...
News Visceral Games Confirm Dead Space 2 Will Get A Demo, Preferably A Better One This Time Around
Sometimes game demos can practically sell a game all on their own
Sometimes game demos can keep a game on the shelf. It's all a matter of doing it right. The original Dead Space did it wrong. It failed convey the ethos of the game, and subsequently put some people off. Executive producer at Visceral Games Steve Papoutsis is all to aware of that, and...
News Get Your First Look At Dead Space 2 Right Here, Right Now (Right Here, Right Now)
The crowd greet the 15-second snippet of Dead Space 2's gameplay with an "ooooooh-WHOA AWESOME", so it must be good, right? Duh
The footage shows protagonist Isaac Clarke making his way through a rickety train, before being forced to use some thrusters on his suit to make his way into the next compartment. The snippet's a little Iron Man, so it'll...
News Dead Space 2 Competition Is All About Creative Dismemberment
One of the best things about the original Dead Space were the moments when you died
Usually, it's extremely frustrating when you die in a video game because it's a condition of failure. But in Dead Space, you actually got a grotesque reward for your failure - a clever little cut-scene that varied depending on the enemy showing Isaac get dismembered...
News Visceral Games To Focus On One Project Per Year, Working On PSN Titles
Perhaps corroborating rumours we heard earlier this month, Visceral Games has announced they are working on PSN titles alongside their big-box release Dead Space 2
Just like the packaged goods space and the big AAA space, [the download PSN market] comes down to quality and innovation and being able to bring something thats interesting to the...
News Is Dead Space: Extraction Coming To The Playstation Network?
Kotaku are reporting this morning that two more entries in the Dead Space franchise are headed to the Playstation Network
Most interestingly so, one rumoured title is Dead Space: Extraction, last year's Wii shooter that sold all of five copies worldwide. A survey forwarded to the video games blog hints at the same "guided first-person...
News Ain't No Sunshine For Dante's Inferno In The Middle East
Who would have thought? Visceral Games' Dante's Inferno will not be released in the Middle East
Probably the biggest shocker of the year, right?Electronic Arts has decided not to release Dantes Inferno in the Middle East after an evaluation process which is based on consumer tastes, preferences, platform mix and other factors, said a...