dead-spaceWe’ve already heard lots of rumors regarding the launch of a Dead Space game for Nintendo Wii, but we never knew the exact details. Until today, when Electronic Arts decided to officially confirm the game, name it and offer the first details. Therefore, we do know now that the FPS will be titled Dead Space Extraction and will actually be a prequel to the original game.

Fully featuring the Wiimote and delivering a brand new story, Dead Space Extraction tells the story of a handful of space colonists struggling to escape from a horrific infection on the Aegis VII mining colony deep in the furthest regions of space. The game introduces a new heroine to the fiction and as the crew fall victim to a mysterious contagion aboard the ship, it becomes clear that protecting her may be their only hope for survival. Dead Space Extraction introduces all new characters, weapons, enemies, puzzles and co-operative multiplayer gameplay.

“We could not be more excited to extend Dead Space into an experience exclusive to the Wii. Nintendo has a wonderful history in the horror genre and we are thrilled to build on that tradition with Dead Space Extraction,” said Glen Schofield, VP and General Manager of EA Redwood Shores studio. “As we were developing Dead Space, we realized that there was so much of the story going untold. Dead Space Extraction tells that story with all of the intensity, blood and gore that fans would expect.”

No exact release date was announced, but we do know that the game will hit store shelves this Fall.