Dead Space 2 (lost build of cancelled Wii port of sci-fi survival horror game sequel; 2011)

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Cover art for Dead Space 2.

Status: Lost

Dead Space 2 is a sci-fi survival horror game developed by Visceral Games and released by Electronic Arts in January 2011. A sequel to the 2008 game Dead Space, the title saw a release on Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. However, a Wii port of the game was also in development, but it was ultimately cancelled.

Background[edit | edit source]

Little is known about the Wii port's development. It would have been the second Dead Space game to be released on the system, following on from Dead Space: Extraction, a rail shooter serving as a prequel to the original Dead Space.[1]

At least two people are known to have worked on the port.[2] This included then-EA employee Gerry Sakkas, who claimed on his LinkedIn page to have been the lead QA, and freelancer Matt Spriggens, who on his LinkedIn page stated he was a level designer.[3] Their pages not only confirmed that a Wii port was in development, but also its cancellation in 2011 in favour of other projects.[4] The exact reasoning behind why this port was scrapped to make room for other projects' development is unknown, but poor sales from Dead Space: Extraction may have been a contributing factor towards EA's decision to cease development of the port.[5]

Availability[edit | edit source]

Considering Spiggens' LinkedIn page once listed design work for a "Simpsons 2 prototype" that was cancelled around the same time as the Wii port for Dead Space 2, there may exist a prototype of this port. However, no build, screenshots or footage of the port have surfaced online.

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