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EA Wants Dead Space Success To Rival Resident Evil's, Third Game To Focus On Action?

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Felix Kemp
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EA Wants Dead Space Success To Rival Resident Evil's, Third Game To Focus On Action?

EA is hoping the Dead Space franchise can achieve the same sort of success Capcom enjoyed with their own survival-horror masterpiece, Resident Evil, although admitted they have a little way to go yet. Dead Space 2 was, as Borat might proclaim, a great success, and our very own Jon Lester reviewed the Severed add-on just this Tuesday, awarding it a 7, applauding the action-tastic approach. And whether you like it or not, Dead Space 3 might be even more explosive, with EA looking to replicate their survival-horror success in the action genre.

Since its release in January, Dead Space 2 has already shifted more than a million copies worldwide. EA later confirmed a third Dead Space game was required for the brand to reach mass-market levels. And they're looking to none other than Resident Evil as a benchmark, with EA Games' President Frank Gibeau applauding Capcom for "growing the franchise to a very large market", before admitting "we still have some areas to grow with Dead Space in terms of trying to reach a broader audience".

Gibeau then went on to explain that Dead Space 3 might build on its predecessor's action-oriented approach even further. "Overall, we want to try and grow the business in the action category", Gibeau explained, referring to Visceral Games' upcoming slate of titles - Dead Space 3 and a possible new IP - and Suda 51's and Shinji Mikami's hopefully epic Shadows of the Damned. However, don't expect Dead Space 3 to simply eschew all attempts at horror, as EA is adamant it must "grow without losing the quality and that survival-horror mechanic". Terrific. [IGN]

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