Visceral Games are an EA studio that’s been around for a little over a decade, but didn’t have a very humble beginning. Things turned around for the company when a group of designers got together and created a prototype for a survival horror game during the last year of the previous console generation. However, seeing as it was still just a proof of concept and the console transition was about to take place they decided to flesh out their prototype on the next generation of systems. In 2008 Visceral unleashed their first new IP in the form of Dead Space; a title that received rave reviews and became known for breathing life back into the dying survival horror genre.
Both EA and Visceral saw the true potential of Dead Space as a franchise. So while EA has been working hard to create more back story and expand the universe through books, movies, and even a comic book; Visceral has been hard at work on a full-fledged sequel. But can an American developer strike gold twice in a row in a genre dominated by Japanese giants like Resident Evil and Fatal Frame?