Visceral Games and Electronic Arts are returning to deep space with the announcement of Dead Space 2. Considering the positive response to Isaac Clarke’s first adventure a sequel doesn't come as a surprise, but is welcome all the same.

“We’re thrilled to jump back into the series, making the next chapter in Isaac’s journey,” said Steve Papoutsis, Executive Producer of Dead Space 2. “The infection continues to spread throughout space and our hero Isaac Clarke is the only person able to contain it. There are still loads of Necromorphs that need killing. In Dead Space 2, not everything is exactly as it seems. Expect plot twists that will surprise you and a huge cast of twisted, disgusting monsters that are sure to scare the daylights out of you.”

EA boasts that Clarke will have new tools at his disposal to take out a variety of Necromorph foes. Considering how disturbing and disgusting the original Necromorphs were, we can’t wait to see what Visceral has dreamt up this time around.

“Like so many gamers worldwide, we love the Dead Space franchise and are very excited to announce a new game in the series,” continued Nick Earl, Senior VP and Group General Manager at EA. “Visceral Games is quickly becoming known for delivering high-quality, action-packed games. Dead Space 2 is on target to deliver a jaw-dropping experience gamers won’t soon forget.”

Dead Space 2 is currently in development for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Are you excited for Clarke’s return to space? Any of you check out the recently released Dead Space Extraction to tide you over?