That Dead Space replay released on January 27, but that hasn’t stopped Motive Studio from releasing its launch trailer a little early. This new footage cuts together bits and pieces from throughout the game, including some faint shots of the final boss.
As has been the case with the other trailers for the game, it gives players a glimpse of the recreated images and locations that may look familiar, yet are significantly more detailed. This trailer notably has a close-up of Isaac Clarke’s face (which is also his actor Gunner Wright’s face).
Electronic Arts also posted an article agreeing the history of the game and the writing process behind it. The team talked about how it added some elements to make it more in line with the later media around the series, removed some dated bits and fleshed out some existing characters. For example, Isaac’s partner Nicole and the creepy Dr. Challus Mercer has more personality now. And Elizabeth Cross and Jacob Cross, the couple who were mainly in audio logs in the original (the latter of which was purified before Isaac), also now has more screen time.
This was done to give them more depth so players have a stronger connection to them. Some of these can be explored in new side missions, which will also show the ship’s “descent into chaos a bit more.” Senior game writer Jo Berry said that the bones of the narrative are largely the same, but the context may be different in the remake, and that changes to the characters will ripple through the story.
Berry spoke vaguely about some of these changes to the characters, something Creative Director Roman Campos-Oriola backed up by saying there was “always something new.”
“There’s always something else,” he said. “There’s always something happening – and there’s always a twist.”