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Dead Space Remake Will Change Story? Alternative Ending Planned

The Dead Space remake is likely to get some plot changes. They are supposed to allow for reaching an alternative ending of the game, which was not present in the original.

For days are left until the release of Dead Space remake. Motive Studio has refreshed the 2008 game not only visually - as noted in our announcement, the developer has made many minor changes, including reworking cutscenes and improving controls and camera work. It turns out that this is not all. In fact, the game's storyline was also modified.

We found out about this thanks to a list of achievements that appeared in the PlayStation database. You can get acquainted with it here. Admittedly, it counts the same number of trophies as the one from the original (48), but when comparing them, there are significant changes.

The most important one seems to be the addition of a silver achievement called Reunion, whose description reads "See an alternative ending on any difficulty level." If you played the original, you will surely remember that there was only one finale in it. This means that Motive Studio has introduced some changes into the storyline of the remake of Dead Space, enabling the players to decide the ending of Isaac Clarke's first adventure.

However, the core of the plot seems to be the same as in the original, with the campaign still consisting of twelve chapters. So if you're worried about it, you (probably) do not have to.

Trophy hunters will be happy to know that in the remake of Dead Space they won't have to agonize over an achievement called "Don't get cocky, kid", which is a reference to the words of Han Solo from Star Wars: A New Hope, spoken to Luke Skywalker when he shot down a fighter jet ("Yeah, great kid, don't get cocky!"). It involved destroying all incoming asteroids with the ADS cannon in Chapter Four, without allowing the ship's hull integrity to drop below 50%. Many people had a problem with this, making the trophy itself one of the least frequently earned.

As for the strictly gameplay changes, which should come out in the remake's favor, here you can take a look at the refreshed map. We have to admit that it is much clearer than the one from the original (see graphic below).

Dead Space Remake Will Change Story? Alternative Ending Planned - picture #1

Source: Dead Space (2008) / Electronic Arts

As a reminder, let me add that the remake of Dead Space will debut on January 27, on PC, PS5 and XSX/S. The embargo on reviews will be lifted on January 26, so we'll be able to find out about the quality and condition of the game a little earlier. It is already known that on consoles there will be option to play at 60 frames per second. Here you can check the system requirements of the game on PC, while here you will find a visual comparison with the original.

Hubert Sledziewski

Hubert Sledziewski

A sociologist by education, a gamer by passion. His adventure with gaming began at the age of four – with the Famicom clone. Currently, he prefers PC and challenging RPGs, but doesn't shy away from consoles or other genres. He has been writing professionally since 2016. He joined Gamepressure five years later – although he has known the website ever since he had access to the Internet – to combine his love of writing and games. He mainly deals with news and editorials. When he's not playing or writing, he's happiest reading, watching TV shows (less often movies) and Premier League matches, listening to heavy music, and walking his dog. He loves Stephen King's works almost unconditionally. He has not abandoned plans to follow in his footsteps. However, he keeps his first "literary achievements" locked away deep in a drawer.


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