Dead Space Ignition Free With Dead Space 2 Pre-Order

by Joe Juba on Oct 11, 2010 at 07:08 AM

Dead Space Ignition hits XBLA and PSN this week, and if you pre-order Dead Space 2 at participating retailers, you'll get a code that will allow to get the downloadable companion title for free.

"Dead Space fans are hungry for more Necromorph action and we’re thrilled that they don’t have to wait until January to get their fix," says Steve Patoutsis, executive producer for the Dead Space frachise, in an EA press release. However, whether or not Ignition actually qualifies as "Necromorph action" is debatable, since the game is basically a series of minigames linked together by comic book-style plot interludes.

If you'd rather not pre-order Dead Space 2 for some reason, you can buy Ignition as a standalone game for about $5. However, those who play through Ignition will get more than a story that links the first and second Dead Space titles; they will also unlock a hacker suit that Isaac will be able to use in Dead Space 2. So, if you're going to play Dead Space 2 anyway, it's kind of a no-brainer.

Dead Space Ignition is available October 12 (tomorrow) on PlayStation Network, and October 13 on Xbox Live Arcade. Dead Space 2 hits shelves on January 25.