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Dead Space (R2) in October

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Manga have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Dead Space: Downfall on 27th October 2008 priced at £14.99. This original animated movie is the prequel to the new Electronic Arts videogame Dead Space, due on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on 31st October 2008. The film forms the second of three episodes in the Dead Space franchise. Chronologically, the animated feature narrative is pre-empted by Dead Space: The Comic, penned by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night) and written by novelist Antony Johnston (Wolverine), who was later commissioned to write the script for the last episode in the franchise – the game.

You can watch the film trailer on the official website.

Synopsis: When a deep space mining operation discovers a mysterious alien Marker, some believe they have finally found evidence of our creators. However, the removal of the Marker instead unleashes a horrific alien species, which had been entombed within a remote planet, and a desperate fight for survival ensues. The story follows a select group of miners and crew members, as they confront a grotesque and lethal invasion unlike anything ever seen before.

Presented in anamorphic widescreen with English DD5.1 Surround audio, extras include a deleted scene and two trailers (including the recent E3 trailer directed by James Wan). There is also an easter egg in the form of cheat codes for the game.

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