But what can we expect from this brand new remake? And will it hold up to its predecessor? Today we aim to answer some of those questions as we look at what we know so far about the Dead Space Remake, including the release date, trailer, features and more.
Dead Space Remake – Release date and trailer
The Dead Space Remake is set to release on the 27th January 2023 for PC, Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. As senior producer Phillippe Ducharme states in a press release: “We’re making great progress on our road to hitting Alpha, and we’re happy to announce that the game will be launching in January next year”.
Based on what we see in the trailer above, the game will be similar to the original but might feature some new content. The game's engine and mechanics have also been on display in a presentation by the developers, which gives us quite a bit to chew on in terms of what we can expect.
Dead Space Remake – Gameplay features
The original Dead Space game, and subsequently, its gameplay, was first conceptualised as "Resident Evil in Space" by its original executive producer Glen Schofield. This is evident in the game's third-person over the shoulder gameplay, with the use of guns and some melee combat.
Dead Space also mirrored the horror element featured in Glen's favourite Resident Evil title, Resident Evil 4, also a fan favourite even to this day for its balanced, yet challenging combat, horror-themed environment and terrifying enemies.
The Dead Space Remake is said to take everything the first game offered and improve, build on and outdo it in all these aspects that made the original Dead Space such a fan favourite.
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The Dead Space Remake will feature enhanced graphical fidelity, and gameplay mechanics, smoothing out the sometimes clunky feel and subpar graphics the original had when playing.
With the use of the Frostbite game engine, we expect to see improvements to the lighting and visual effects, giving the game a fresh and terrifying look, surpassing the original.
Taking this into account Dead Space, its sequels and the new Remake feature players traversing horror-themed environments, killing zombie-like enemies called Zenomorphs and discovering the horrific secrets that caused it all. The player uses futuristic, space-age weapons and technology to combat these creatures and the Remake promises to make retreading this journey even more terrifying than before based on the developer stream, as shown above, we cant wait to see it.
The story of the Remake will have us relive the nightmare of the protagonist of the first game Isaac Clarke. An Engineer aboard a crew vessel was sent to repair the USG Ishimura, a massive planetary mining ship that has gone dark for unknown reasons.
When sent to investigate the distress signal sent by the Ishimura's medical officer (Isaacs's girlfriend), he and his team get trapped aboard the ship. And are forced to uncover the truth of what happened aboard the Ishimura as they attempt to escape the terrifying creatures that hunt them down.
Dead Space Remake – PC system requirements
While there is no official listing yet as to the system requirements for the new Dead Space Remake, we do know this will be released on the next-gen consoles. So for PC, we can estimate below the minimum requirements you'll need to Run Dead Space Remake.
- OS: Windows 7 64-bit
- Processor: Intel Core i3-560 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 805
- Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
- VRAM: 6GB
- RAM: 4 GB
- HDD: 40 GB
- DirectX 11 Compatible Graphics Card
And that's everything we know so far about Dead Space Remake and the details surrounding it. We will update our information as it releases, so be sure to check back here as soon as more information becomes available.
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