Last month we had a hands-on preview of the upcoming iOS version of Dead Space from EA Mobile. Since then, anticipation for the title has been growing in our forums, and EA stoked this fire even more by releasing a set of iPad screenshots a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, at the EA event where I had a chance to play Dead Space, video of the game was not allowed. This is really one of the most graphically impressive titles that I've seen on iOS, and static screenshots just do not do it justice (though they look pretty fantastic anyway).

Today, EA has finally unveiled the first official video of Dead Space for iOS. In it you can really get a good idea of just how creepy the atmosphere is in the game, as well as how horrific the enemies are that you'll be facing. Note that just like the console version, the game screen in the iOS version is practically devoid of any HUD elements, allowing you to see more of the game and feel further immersed in the action.

The story for Dead Space on iOS will bridge the gap between the original Dead Space and the upcoming Dead Space 2 on consoles. EA has officially stated that Dead Space for iOS would hit the App Store the same date as Dead Space 2 on consoles, January 25th. This latest video has gotten me even more excited for the release, and after experiencing just how well the game translates to the touch screen I really can't wait to get my hands on it again. We'll bring you any additional information should EA decide to drop any, otherwise be on the lookout for Dead Space to land in the App Store next week.

  • JCGaga

    Gyroscope aiming please.

  • Flamethrower-ex

    ITS A BOY! :::::::::::D

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=522928581 Paul Downs

      That's exactly what I was going to say. Awesome achievement name. Never picked up the dead space game on ps3/pc/xbox whatever it was. If it's the same game&plot on the iphone I could well be tempted what with the imminent release of the sequel.

  • Brad Nicholson

    Looks dull.

    • Russiaone

      Yes, yes it does. Looks like it retains nothing of the suspense and thrills of it's big brother. We'll see, though.

      • Shift

        Since this just a video recording , i'm not sure that all you said are valid

      • Denkigrve

        Quick gameplay video's don't drive suspense. Watching the DS2 videos form E3 and then actually PLAYING the demo are two different experiences all together. Same level, same demo, only now you are behind the wheel.

    • Pahncrd

      What's your favorite game on iPhone? It may just not be for you.

  • Guest

    Yes please...

  • john_man

    Hopefully they're adding the soundtrack. A horror game is not a horror game without the soundtrack, and all I heard was ambient noise.

    • Nic Solberg

      There is a soundtrack already in the video, but it only pops up during some cinematics; it focuses on ambient sound at non-action moments for atmosphere.

    • Denkigrve

      If you watch the part in the trailer where they are outside of the ship you can hear some of the soundtrack playing. It sounds like it might be part of the track "I've got you deevolving under my skin" from the DS1 soundtrack.

    • Denkigrve

      If you watch the part in the trailer where they are outside of the ship you can hear some of the soundtrack playing. It sounds like it might be part of the track "I've got you deevolving under my skin" from the DS1 soundtrack.

    • Denkigrve

      If you watch the part in the trailer where they are outside of the ship you can hear some of the soundtrack playing. It sounds like it might be part of the track "I've got you deevolving under my skin" from the DS1 soundtrack.

  • Anon

    the environment looks too lit to be scary like the console version of dead space.... also any1 notice that the baby necromorph's tentacles doesn't stab you like in the console?

  • Meh

    doesn't have the scare factor of the original game...

  • RelentlessFury

    Looks meh. Simplistic levels, awful animations. Man, I wish the iPhone could do graphics like those seen on the 3DS resident evil games.

    • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

      Hi, Omega-F

    • http://twitter.com/NoSuperMan ImNoSuperMan

      Oh hi Omega. Too bored of trolling the forums so trolling the front page now? lol. Get a life dude.

    • Shift

      Don't be reckless

  • Anonymous

    I thought this was suppose to look amazing? Maybe it's just me then...

  • Chrissssssssssy

    Retina graphics? That would top it off :)

  • derpmaster42

    i love the cartoony chainsaw thingy

  • LittleBuster

    games with horrible controls are a true nightmare.
    This better not be one of them

  • NEOline

    Achievement Unlocked.
    It´s a boy !!!
    xDDD awesome xDDD

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm... The first enemy just kind of walked up and hugged him, which I thought looked hilarious, but not very scary. Graphics in that regard could be a bit better.

  • http://twitter.com/G_SYS G-SYS

    could be more atmospheric with unreal 3 engine. ^^

  • E_Domina

    Looks pretty decent although i hope i can change the control layout to an analog stick

  • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Phil Baxter

    Visually a little underwhelming but still not bad. Also this is the type of game we need to be supporting if we're to stop pirates like Gameloft poluting the app-store with third rate clones and copies.

    • Anonymous

      "Pirates like Gameloft."

      Really?

  • Decoy Octopus

    Like you don't buy their games.

  • FreeFrog

    Hopefully the final build that's sent to the App Store is more polished. The action looks jerky, the textures look a bit meh, especially when compared with the PS3 version I originally played a year or two back.

    • Denkigrve

      You're really comparing the textures on an iOS game to the textures on a PS3? Really?

      • FreeFrog

        Fair enough. However, with games like Infinity Blade for the iOS, and even some of the Gameloft FPS titles, there's just a bit of polish lacking on the video here. Of course it's a YouTube vid and the final build may not be complete, so it "may" look stellar in final form. Looking forward to checking it out.

      • FreeFrog

        Fair enough. However, with games like Infinity Blade for the iOS, and even some of the Gameloft FPS titles, there's just a bit of polish lacking on the video here. Of course it's a YouTube vid and the final build may not be complete, so it "may" look stellar in final form. Looking forward to checking it out.

      • http://twitter.com/G_SYS G-SYS

        The textures in Infinity Blade are far better, indeed, but this game uses a completely different engine than Dead Space.

      • FreeFrog

        I figured as much. My response is that for all the "its visually stunning" hype Deadspace for iOS is getting, there are several other games that are more so. I for one don't care if the gameplay's good and immersive, because in the heat of gameplay visuals aren't all the relevant. ;-)

      • FreeFrog

        Fair enough. However, with games like Infinity Blade for the iOS, and even some of the Gameloft FPS titles, there's just a bit of polish lacking on the video here. Of course it's a YouTube vid and the final build may not be complete, so it "may" look stellar in final form. Looking forward to checking it out.

      • FreeFrog

        Fair enough. However, with games like Infinity Blade for the iOS, and even some of the Gameloft FPS titles, there's just a bit of polish lacking on the video here. Of course it's a YouTube vid and the final build may not be complete, so it "may" look stellar in final form. Looking forward to checking it out.

    • Pakamo

      remember this is on an iphone...not a ps3

  • Anonymous

    Okay that does look pretty awesome! this'll be a first day purchase for me*. I'm assuming this isn't universal and is just for iPhone? Has there been any info on an iPad release or is it iPhone only?

    *I mean, the first day it drops to 59p, this is EA, so I reckon about mid February I should be enjoying this.

    • Denkigrve

      There is a news post somewhere about it being iPhone and then having an iPad version as well. It's EA, so they gotta double-dip.

  • Castor11

    This game looks amazing! It looks even better than Resident Evil Revelations on the 3DS!

  • Bennehftw

    You can't get really scared on an ipod game. There's just not the same immersion factor like a console game. Maybe if you had earphones and were in a dark room in might help, but who plays like that on an ipod?

    Really the first game was amazing. And I'm looking forward to this not for the scare factor but because of the story. Which is what I really look for in the survival horror genre.

  • JohnnyD

    This is the best looking handheld game that I've ever seen.

  • Mervb1

    The graphics look stunning for an iPhone. Really creepy game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/silentrocco Rocco Menzel

    As someone who doesn't own any console or gaming PC, all I can say: this looks stunning! Can't wait to play it.

  • Concerned

    After 10 seconds of footage I calmed down. The monsters seem like wandering Yetis. Looks like you have to shoot to freeze them and then zap them before they hug you to death. Graphics are decent. Controls will make or break this game. Considering it'll probably go for $6.99 -- I just don't know

  • http://www.openxcell.com/mobile-application-development/ipad-application-development.html iPad app development

    I think Dead space is terrible game but I really like it. I also like this video.