So EA just revealed a new gameplay video for Dead Space 2. The short version: it looks fucking phenomenal.
Isaac gets attacked by necromorphs (*spoiler alert*), then proceeds to turn them into little chunks suitable for stew or perhaps a borscht. It all looks fantastic and showcases many new features such as the Javelin, some actually different environments, the fact that Kinesis doesn’t suck anymore (pinning a Slasher to the wall with its own severed arm, FTW!!!) and plenty more of that crazy awesome presentation we’ve come to expect from the franchise.
But hands-down the best part of the video is the fact that it showcases exactly the kind of gameplay, scares and gruesomeness fans of the original game have been clamoring for. So all that worrying about Dead Space 2 turning into another Resident Evil 5 (i.e. not scary, too much ammo and shooting, etc…) appears to have been for nothing. Of course it’s still too soon to tell as the game isn’t slated for release until January 25th, 2011, but I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say it’s probably going to become my new most favoritest game ever. Just a hunch.