Want to see zombies puke in your open mouth? Freaky pygmy aliens that swarm your knee caps? How about aberrations that use their tentacles to mouth-rape you, hentai-style? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you might just be a sick enough bastard to go work for Visceral Games.
And indeed, Dead Space 2 seeks to freak gamers out in whole new revolting ways when it comes out next Tuesday. The game is set three years after the events in the first game with players reprising their role as Isaac Clarke, the poor soul who gets to endure all of the sadistic torture listed above. Isaac wakes from a coma just in time to witness a necromorph infection spread over the vast city...and the nightmare begins anew.
We already ran down what you can expect from the game, but it's time to get a bit more detailed: The video below previews the game's Outbreak Mode, which pits humans against necromorphs in what is described as multiplayer “strategic dismemberment.” Players on the necromorph side can launch surprise attacks on the opposing humans using vents as spawn points and necrovision to be able to see their targets from anywhere on the map. And, of course, each necromorph has unique abilities available to it. The Pack are agile, creepy little babies that will eat your face off if you let them, Lurkers can wall-walk and snipe you with ranged attacks, Pukers spray opponents with sticky vomit that acts as a snare, and Spitters can poison foes from range or execute you by tearing out your throat up close. With all of these disgustingly awesome abilities at your disposal, who would want to play the humans? [via Attack of the Fanboy]
By Richie Procopio