EA have been rumoured to have been working on more games on Wii that take advantage of the gap in the market recently - that of the 'hardcore' market left so barren by many others so far. The first of their titles is just turning up on our radars now and has seemingly been confirmed to be a version of their survival horror Dead Space.
The fantastic Dead Space was originally released on 360/PS3/PC last year and is perhaps best described as 'Resident Evil 4 in space' - and as any players of RE4 can attest, this is nothing but a good thing. The player follows Isaac and his team as they go on a mission to repair a space craft which, predictably, goes extremely wrong when it becomes apparent that they've unknowingly wandered right into the home of some not-so-friendly aliens. While clearly inspired by the success of Capcom's title, it does not merely borrow the gameplay mechanics and run off; it moves the formula along with seamless HUD integration, allows movement while attacking and generally becomes a much more immersive experience.
Very little is know so far - is it a remake, or a new entry into the series altogether? - but this we know for certain: if it's as terrifying as the original, this is definitely one that mini-game fans won't be latching onto. After the Wii edition of Resident Evil 4, we can't wait to get our remotes pointing with this one...
Thanks to EDGE-Online and Linkyshinks for the news tip.