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Dead Space 2: Severed Launched Today, Future DLC Dependant On "People's Appetite"

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Dead Space 2: Severed Launched Today, Future DLC Dependant On "People's Appetite"

If you're still slogging across the Sprawl in Dead Space 2, hands trembling, a hammer hid underneath the sofa - just in case, mind - then you might not want to know that the not very reassuringly titled DLC, Severed, is due for release today on Xbox LIVE and the Playstation Network. And already Visceral Games is mulling more DLC depending on "player's appetites".

In the meantime, fans can check out Severed, which switches perspective from fan-favorite Isaac Clark to Extraction's Gabe and Lexine. We're big fans of Extraction at Dealspwn - it's a surprisingly solid shooter, one of the best on the Wii - so we couldn't be happier to see its leads making a return. The story runs parallel to Isaac's original adventure, with Gabe running a security job on the Sprawl. Then all hell breaks loose when the Necromorphs decide to start murdering and slaughtering and assimilating, and Gabe must strive to escape with Lexine.

It promises to be another dread-soaked, sweat-slick adventure with a few "twists and turns" here and there, albeit in bite-sized form. Don't expect a ten hour experience, here. But if Severed is received well and - more importantly - sells well, you can expect to see much more Dead Space in the coming months. What's that? You haven't even played Dead Space 2? Well you really should. [Rely On Horror]

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Simon  Mar. 1, 2011 at 13:28

Any idea on price and length of the dlc? Normal game was only 5-6hours long, was a bit disappointed.

Jonathan Lester  Mar. 1, 2011 at 14:24

It's "two chapters" as far as I know. I'm not sure exactly how long that will equate to in terms of minutes and hours, but think back to how long it took you to complete the same amount of the original game.

Matt Gardner  Mar. 1, 2011 at 14:32

560 MSP on XBL - http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Dead-Space-2-Severed/5309800b-4714-456c-a083-56ba4da94c11

Probably around 90-120 mins gameplay. We'll have a more accurate indication in a bit.

AP  Mar. 1, 2011 at 16:48

To be honest Simon if you completed DS 2 in 5-6 hours then you probably rushed it a little. Took me 10 on survivalist mode, then i completed it twice more on Zealot and Hardcore! Sick game!

Simon  Mar. 1, 2011 at 17:02

I loved it, but it wasn't as good as the original for me. Zealot was more of a challenge than hardcore I found.

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