“Dead Space 2” is going transmedia. Deadspace

The upcoming game from EA – set for release Jan. 25 – will be accompanied by an animated film made in conjunction with Anchor Bay Entertainment. Dubbed “Dead Space Aftermath,” the direct-to-video release will feature work by several animation directors and features a voice cast that includes Christopher Judge (from “Stargate: SG-1” and Graham McTavish (who will be in the upcoming film “The Hobbit”).

“Aftermath” is set in 2509. Earth has lost contact with both the USG Ishimura and Isaac Clarke, and the USG O'Bannon – the first responder ship sent to rescue them. Four crew members of the O'Bannon have survived, but what happened to the rest of the crew remains a mystery that will be told through the perspective of each survivor.

This is the second “Dead Space” animated effort by the companies. Producer Joe Goyette and supervising director Mike Disa are once again onboard. The DVD and Blu-ray will hit stores the same day as the game. 

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