New Dead Space details

Survival horror for 360, PS3.

EA has let fly new details for Dead Space, the survival horror game due next autumn on 360 and PS3.

It turns out the team handling its creation is EA Redwood Shores, previously responsible for The Sims, The Godfather and Lord of the Rings.

It all takes place in deep space. You fill the boots of Isaac Clarke, an engineer on a routine maintenance trip to a mining vessel. But the dodgy communications system you're on your way to fix soon turns out to be the least of your worries.

It's the mangled remains of the crew that provide the first inkling things might not be right, and it's soon revealed a vicious alien infestation is to blame. Scariness ensues.

It looks like the silence of space will play a key role in giving you the creeps here, with EA focusing on psychological thrills and atmosphere rather than trigger-happy action.

"This team has worked on some tremendous properties, but we always wanted to work on something that was darker and creepier," said Glen Schofield, executive producer of the game. "We're all such huge fans of the horror and sci-fi genres; we wanted to create the most terrifying game we could, and keep the player on the edge of his seat the entire time."

And that's all EA is saying for now, although you can sign-up for the newsletter and head into the forums over on the official site.

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