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I just mentioned this in the news posting earlier, but now here’s the official press release:

Visceral Games™, an award-winning studio of Electronic Arts Inc.  announced today that Dead Space™ Extraction has shipped to retail in Europe and will be shipping in North America on September 29th. Designed exclusively for the Wii™, Dead Space Extraction is the first title to ship under Visceral Games’ new studio name. Dead Space Extraction is the prequel to last year’s critical darling Dead Space, winner of over 70 international critics awards and widely recognized for evolving the action horror genre. Dead Space Extraction is already following in its predecessor’s footsteps, earning a perfect “5-out-of-5” stars from GamePro, whose review said that “Extraction is one hell of a ride… well paced and directed; the story is strong and the gun fights are satisfying.”

Dead Space Extraction has been such a rewarding project for many different reasons,” said Steve Papoutsis, Executive Producer on Dead Space Extraction. “We have successfully brought Dead Space’s trademark action horror experience to a new platform while maintaining our studio’s high standards for quality and polish. Dead Space Extraction will be one of the defining action horror games for the Wii.”

Telling the story of four space colonists trying to escape a mysterious infection, Dead Space Extraction explores the origins of the necromorph invasion that threatens humanity and the universe. At the center of this group is Lexine, an important new heroine being introduced for the first time to the Dead Space storyline. As the crew continues to fight for their lives, it becomes clear that protecting her is their only hope for survival. Luckily, players are armed with an arsenal of weaponry, an easy-to-use control system built from the ground up for the Wii, and can even recruit a friend to play co-operatively, a first for the Dead Space franchise.

Developed at Visceral Games, Dead Space Extraction is rated M for Mature by the ESRB with descriptors of Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Strong Language and 18+ for PEGI. Dead Space Extraction will be available for MSRP $49.99 on the Wii. For more information about the game, go to the website at http://www.deadspacegame.com or http://info.ea.com.

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