EA announce Dead Space 2: Severed, story missions with Extraction cast

It’s a big week for Isaac and co; Dead Space 2 is finally launching. That’s great news for fans of space, fear, and blood. That’s not all to be excited about though; EA today announced a downloadable expansion pack for the game’s story titled Dead Space 2: Severed.

Severed adds two new chapters onto the game, but you won’t be following Isaac post-Dead Space 2‘s ending, rather you’ll rejoin two of the cast of Dead Space: Extraction. Gabe Weller and Lexine Murdock return for an adventure running around the same time as Isaac’s in a struggle to survive. It sounds like this time Weller will be fully playable instead of just onrails like in Extraction.

Good thing a HD port of Extraction is heading to PS3 to refresh player’s memories. No release date on Severed but it’s headed for both PSN and XBLA “soon”.