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EA Prepping Lots Of Dead Space DLC

We already know that EA is planning a sequel to Dead Space, but they're not about to look past the first title too soon. On the contrary, the downloadable content is coming...

Unlike some other publishers, EA wants to touch all the bases and give everyone a special little something; therefore, we will see both shared and exclusive DLC for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game. According to GameSpot, the multiplatform content will include The Big Gun Pack, the Steam Punk Force Gun and the Hot Rock Pack, each of which you can pick up for $1 or 80 Microsoft Points. If you want to kick in another $.50, you can nab the Pedestrian Pack (new skins for the contact beam, plasma cutter and ripper), and then there's the Scorpion and Speed Killer Packs (faster-firing upgrades) for the price of $2.25 or 180 MS Points. For $3 or 240 MS Points, Dead Space fans can gain the benefit of the Astronaut Pack and the Heavy Damage Pack; both of which are exactly what they sound like. The final tier are several $4 packs, which consist of even more upgrades, like re-textured weapons and new suits.

As for the exclusive content, PS3 owners can get the Obsidian Weapon Skin Pack - it makes all the weapons appear black - for $1.50, or you can go all-out with the $3 Obsidian Pack. This one will even make your suit black as night, which means...well, it means there won't be anything but black in the entire game! All of this stuff will go on sale on the Xbox Live Marketplace on November 13 and on the PlayStation Store one week later on November 20.

Related Game(s): Dead Space

11/10/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (18 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 11:05:07 PM
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I nabbed the black suit that came out early, maybe this one's even blacker. I wouldn't mind getting a peek at the Steam Punk Force Gun.

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Advent Child
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 12:07:42 AM
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I am getting all of it!!! Dead Space is my game of the year and this will make my final play through on Impossible that much more fun!!!

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Jed
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 2:25:17 AM
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I really like dead space, and I thought the free obsidian suit was awesome. I will probably invest in several of these packs.

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daizycutter
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 2:42:19 AM
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anyone get the scorpion suit?? ..

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coverton341
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 10:34:08 AM

Yeah I got the scorpian suit for i think 2.99 or so and from what I can tell its the same as the obsidian with maybe a bit better DR and possibly extra inv slots but the scorpian on the helmet looks sick so even if there isn't any added DR or inv the look of it makes it worth it

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 2:48:20 AM
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id get it if it was free, paying for little add ons like this is just find pathetic, its only going to go down a bad route, where game companies make you pay for extras rather than earn them, which is not whats suppose to happen on a game!!!

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TheRaPtuRe
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 5:47:57 AM
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this is disgusting, if we payed for the game we should get everything!
it should be free!
its not like EA need the extra money si it?

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Troy Powers
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 8:15:59 AM

And it's not like you NEED extra content, is it?

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coverton341
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 10:35:50 AM

Thank you troy

If you don't want add-ons then don't get them

The devs put time into making these things after a game comes out and believe me coding isn't as simple as some might think so they deserve to be paid for their efforts

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DragonSphere
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 12:50:44 PM

For the new "steam punk" weapon and upgraded suits - I can understand the costs behind it more, since it slightly alters the gameplay a bit.

But paying money for some skins, really? If you take a look at the actual list of content for those packs, most of it are simple skin changes for your weapons without any added benefit... I'm sorry, but I remember the days - which was not too long ago - where extra skins and the like were unlockable within the game itself... it seems petty to charge something for it now.

Heck, imagine if Naughty Dog decided to sell Uncharted "skin packs" and bonuses instead of including it in the game as a reward for your achievements... not so nice a vision now, is it?

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coverton341
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 2:43:53 PM

@dragon
again the point I think you fail to see is that the skin packs were not in the initial programming of the game. from a programmers stand point it takes time and effort to program even a skin. there is a lot of work that goes into it. suppose you are that coder and you make these skins after you have already made the game and then your employer says "hey all those skins you made, we aren't gonna pay you for your time."

I am not saying that it is best practice from a gamers point of view but in the end like troy said do you really NEED the extra content?

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 9:42:44 AM
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Wow its that good huh? Ive heard a lot of good talk about this game still haven't gotten it. Sounds like Im missin out..

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shaydey77
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 12:43:31 PM
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I played the first three levels of this game..i gotta say it does look pretty cool..especially for an EA title!!All hail the reformed EA!!Now proud to be putting out decent PS3 games!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 2:31:23 PM
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Still waiting on the schoolgirl outfits for Soul Calibur IV... lolz

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LunarJ
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 4:30:22 PM
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I see both sides points on the matter of paying for simple skin packs and what not, but I have to agree more with the people that remember the good old days (not too long ago) when some of this type of content was unlockable in game and did not require more of my cash. Earning extra points by exploring the darkest corner or killing that extra alien or two would benefit the gamer but now it's just your wallet benefiting EA.

"Coverton" I am pretty sure that the Dead Space devs already had the code in the game to "plug in" these new skins since the new suits were available before the game even launched. I don't believe there was extra cost to changing some colors and textures on a graphic file and throwing it out to download.

I am not opposed to paying a little for some bigger extras like multiplayer maps, new levels, side plots etc. etc.

Last edited by LunarJ on 11/11/2008 4:31:27 PM

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Deleted User
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 11:58:27 PM
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dutka ti chmo tebe shto tri goda? sasunok ebani. drochish na internete tseli den ?

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Aftab
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 1:55:09 PM
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Sounds Russian. I know Arnold knows. But Dutka could also be a Polish name, too.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 5:08:46 PM
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heh i messed up i thought he rocked all my comments but it was a different topic lol. im a di** my bad

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