With the original Dead Space released last year, the Wii sequel not selling too well, Visceral wrapping up Dante's Inferno, it is no surprise work on a sequel is proceeding. Not officially announced yet, but hinted at multiple times already, rumors about the inclusion of multiplayer surfaced in a survey earlier this year, with a new help wanted page confirming it further (thanks Joystiq).
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Set in the cold blackness of deep space, the atmosphere is soaked with a feeling of tension, dread and sheer terror. In Dead Space, players step into the role of engineer Isaac Clarke -- an ordinary man on a seemingly routine mission to fix the communications systems aboard a deep space mining ship. It is not long before Isaac awakes to a living nightmare when he learns that the ship's crew has been ravaged by a vicious alien infestation. He must fight through the dead silence and darkness of deep space to stay alive.