More information about Dead Space for the Nintendo Wii is starting to appear. The big news is that the game is an on-rails shooter following in the mold of Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles or The House of the Dead. The new game, Dead Space Extraction, is not a sequel to the original Dead Space for the Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, and PC, but is actually a prequel that introduces new characters and events to the franchise's lore. Kombo has the details.
Dead Space Extraction tells the story of a handful of space colonists desperately struggling to escape from a horrific infection on the Aegis VII mining colony deep in the furthest regions of space. The game introduces a new heroine to the fiction and as the crew fall victim to a mysterious contagion aboard the ship, it becomes clear that protecting her may be their only hope for survival. Dead Space Extraction introduces all new characters, weapons, enemies, puzzles and co-operative multiplayer gameplay.
A Dead Space prequel for Wii is something that I called months ago when I interviewed Dead Space's art director, Ian Milham, although my hypothetical prequel game was called Dead Space Origins. Still, I'm marking this one down as another entry on the list of things I predicted correctly with uncanny accuracy.