Dead Space remake release date, gameplay, story and launch trailer

Dead Space Remake, Isaac floats in space
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EA Motive's Dead Space remake is out now, bringing the sci-fi horror classic to modern platforms – with some welcome improvements.

Available on PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC, Dead Space remake sees 2008's Dead Space remade from the ground up with visual, audio, and gameplay improvements that aim to make Isaac Clarke's story more immersive than ever.

Want to know more? Read on for everything you need to know about Dead Space remake, including what you can expect from the gameplay and story. 

Dead Space remake: cut to the chase 

  • What is it? A remake of the 2008 survival horror Dead Space
  • When did it come out? January 27, 2023
  • What can I play it on? PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC
  • Score? In our Dead Space remake review, we gave the game 5/5 stars

Dead Space remake trailers

Launch trailer

Ahead of Dead Space remake's release on January 27, 2023, a launch trailer for the game was released on January 11, 2023, which showcased what players can expect from the survival horror game.

More trailers

We've included some key Dead Space remake trailers throughout this article but you can find all the trailers that have been released to date, and a number of developer deep-dive videos, on the official Dead Space YouTube channel (opens in new tab).

Dead Space remake story and setting

Isaac faces down a necromorph

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Dead Space remake is set in the year 2508. Humanity has exhausted all of Earth’s natural resources, forcing humans to search space for new materials. In order to gather these resources ships such as the USG Ishimura are built for planet cracking – in other words, mining other planets for their resources.

In Dead Space remake, engineer and ship system specialist Isaac Clarke boards the USG Ishimura in order to carry out repairs, only to make a horrific discovery. The ship's crew has been slaughtered by an alien scourge, and Isaac's partner Nicole is somewhere on board. Isaac has to rely on his engineering skills and tools to uncover exactly what has happened on the USG Ishimura.

Dead Space series gameplay

The Dead Space remake aims to recreate the intense and unnerving third-person horror action that the original was renowned for. Claustrophobic and narrow space station corridors can potentially house all sorts of nasties, known as Necromorphs. Thankfully, the best way of stopping these sinewy fiends will still be by amputating their limbs with the Plasma Cutter (after peeling off their skin). Additional weaponry should keep these hostile creatures at bay, too.

Another tool in Isaac’s arsenal is the environment itself. The Dead Space series has always encouraged players to use explosive canisters, airlocks, and other crude means to turn the tide against encroaching enemy creatures. Especially when you consider ammo is always scarce. Just don’t forget to drive your foot through the head of any fallen enemies, or risk them coming back to haunt you at a later date. 

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