Resident Evil 4 isn't the only over-the-shoulder horror from the 2000s getting a remake this year. A remake of 2008's Dead Space was announced on 1st July 2021, and now it's almost here.
We don't know about you, but we're both excited and scared to jump back into Isaac's shoes and traverse the familiar yet revamped USG Ishimura.
It's only a day away, but if you're anxious to know more about the Dead Space remake, keep reading. We'll share everything we know about the updated sci-fi gore-fest, including everything from launch times to story.
We've also included the trailer at the end (if you can stomach the blood and guts).
When is the Dead Space remake release date?
The Dead Space remake release date is Friday 27th January 2023, the developers have confirmed.
You don't have long to wait now for the anticipated return of the fan-favourite horror series.
When is the Dead Space remake’s UK launch time?
To be specific for us in the UK, the Dead Space remake will drop at 4pm GMT. So it'll be late afternoon and starting to get dark - the perfect ambience!
Can I pre-order the Dead Space remake?
You can pre-order your physical copy now from GAME on either PS5 or Xbox Series X for £64.99.
If you prefer digital, you can pre-order the game on the PlayStation Store or Xbox Store, too. What's more, there is a Digital Deluxe Edition which comes with three unique suits and two suit textures which RRPs at £79.99.
Is the Dead Space remake on Xbox Game Pass?
While it is likely that the Dead Space remake will end up on Game Pass Ultimate (but not for a while), it won't be available on release date. Unfortunately, this means that Game Pass subscribers will still have to pay full price.
Which consoles and platforms can play the Dead Space remake?
It is envisioned as a purely next-gen game, so you shouldn't expect to see it on PS4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch - if you really want to play it handheld, it'll be interesting to see if Valve's Steam Deck can run it.
Dead Space remake story
The debate as to whether the new Dead Space game is a sequel or remake is over, and we now know it is a ground-up rebuild of the original game.
The official synopsis reads like so: "Isaac Clarke is an everyman engineer on a mission to repair a vast, sprawling starship, the USG Ishimura, only to discover something has gone horribly wrong. The ship's crew has been slaughtered and infected by some alien scourge... and Isaac’s beloved partner, Nicole, is lost somewhere on board.
"Now Isaac is alone with only his tools and engineering skills as he attempts to uncover the nightmarish mystery of what happened aboard the Ishimura. Trapped with hostile creatures called 'necromorphs', Isaac faces a battle for survival, not only against the escalating terrors of the ship but his own crumbling sanity."
Dead Space remake trailer
At long last, we finally got a gameplay trailer in October 2022 showcasing several improvements from the original - though given the franchise's famous body horror, be careful what you wish for...