SDCC ’10: Second Dead Space Animated Film & Graphic Novel Details

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Tie-ins to the upcoming game sequel

Visceral Games and Electronic Arts are expanding the Dead Space universe.

Dead Space Aftermath and Dead Space Salvage will be unveiled on Comic-Con audiences today during the “Building a Horror Entertainment Franchise: Dead Space 2” panel.

The animated feature, Dead Space Aftermath centers on the Aegis VII disaster and explores how the Government sends an unwitting crew of people to get exposed to Marker shards. The Government is secretly trying to produce a viable “Marker blueprint” carrier, no matter the costs. Dead Space Aftermath is being developed by Starz/Film Roman and will be available in January 2011.

The graphic novel Dead Space Salvage tells the story of the Magpies, who discover an abandoned mining ship, the USG Ishimura. Their once-fortunate luck turns into a catastrophe as they realize they’re in the middle of a living nightmare. Not only is the Government racing to claim the Ishimura, but the necromorphs are also reanimating across the ship. Dead Space Salvage will feature the unique visual style of fantasy and sci-fi artist, Christopher Shy. Dead Space Salvage is being published by IDW and will be available in December 2010.

Both of these, obviously, are being released to tie in with Dead Space 2‘s release on January 25, 2011.

Source: Shock Till You Drop