Anybody who knows anything about games may remember Dead Space, a survival horror game by EA that was a cross between Resident Evil and Doom 3. The game recieved critical acclaim, encouraging the developers to create a sequel. And guess what? The demo is out in two weeks.

For those of you who were following the first Dead Space, you probably remember the incredible elaborate and thought-out website that preceded the release of the game. Well it would appear that Electronic Arts is following the same trend by launching Dead Space 2’s website well in advance with some content to explore already.

Fans of the Dead Space franchise will be happy to know that Electronic Arts just released the “reveal” trailer of Dead Space 2 today. Currently we’ve only got a YouTube embed (which you can see below) but we’re working on getting our own upload as well. If you like inkblots, scary images, and ominous sounding quotes you’ll enjoy this trailer:

According to Visceral producer, Rich Briggs, despite DS2 leaning more towards action rather than horror, you better be prepared as Dead Space 2 is still going “scare the pants off you”. Speaking with G4, Briggs said: “we did a lot of research [...] and people were coming back and saying, ‘I never even listened to the logs sometimes because I was so scared of something jumping me out of a dark corner,’ and we don’t want people to be sacrificing their understanding of the story and their enjoyment of the environment because they’re always so scared”.

We’ve all had a moment when we were playing through a video game, and after watching a static-do-an-awesome-move to take out a bad guy sequence, we’ve pondered about doing it differently. Visceral Games is giving gamers their chance to get an idea incorporated into Dead Space 2, with the “Get dismembered in Dead Space 2 contest.

It’s the 13th of December which means it’s still another twelve days until Christmas. The TalkGames podcast is still alive and kicking as we introduce newcomer James. He’s also a writer for TalkXbox so you may have seen his work already and perhaps will see more in the future. In this week’s podcast we discuss The Saboteur and Dante’s Inferno in depth as well as catch up on what we’ve been doing with our recent favorites (Assassin’s Creed 2, Dragon Age, etc.) We also wonder what exactly Slade’s cake is. Here are the show notes: