Dead Space Ignition on PSN Tomorrow, Free with Dead Space 2 Pre-Order

116 22

Hi everyone, today we announced that Dead Space Ignition will be available for download starting tomorrow, and it will be completely free for anyone who pre-orders Dead Space 2. This makes the launch even more exciting for us, and I’m happy to have the chance to tell you more about it.

Ignition_Key Art

When we created Dead Space we wanted to establish a living, breathing, and terrifying universe. As we built this universe, we used the comic series and animated feature to expand the core story from the game. We’re taking this to the next level with Dead Space Ignition.

We’re excited about Dead Space Ignition because it brings the franchise to downloadable arcade games for the very first time, with a completely new experience. By combining interactive comic storytelling with three unique arcade games, we can tell a new Dead Space story in a fast-paced, accessible manner.

Before Isaac Clarke begins his adventure on The Sprawl in Dead Space 2, a Necromorph outbreak occurs, and Dead Space Ignition lets you witness the horror first-hand. And you’ll be able to choose your own adventure along the way, as Ignition offers four unique endings.


You’ll play as Franco Delille, an Engineer on The Sprawl. Along with his partner Sarah Andarsyn, he’ll travel to multiple locations trying to contain and survive the Necromorph outbreak. At the end of each story segment you’ll need to complete one of three different hacking games in order to progress.

These three games are called Hardware crack, System Override and Trace Route. Hardware Crack is a puzzler where you must align lasers to complete circuits on a grid, using items such as reflectors and projectors in order to crack through broken control panels. System Override turns tower-defense games on their head, and places you on the offensive. Send your viruses into the system to override the core, timing your attacks to defeat the antivirus and take control of the system. Finally, Trace Route is a sidescrolling race where you run your electrical signal through the system, avoiding security hazards and racing against countermeasures to access the core.

Dead Space Ignition for PS3

Dead Space Ignition for PS3Ignition_System Overide

By playing Ignition, you’ll be rewarded with unlocks in Dead Space 2, so you can give Isaac a bit of an edge – and trust me, he’s going to need it. In addition to several helpful items, you’ll unlock the exclusive Hacker suit and a matching Hacker weapon skin for Isaac.


The story, the hacking games, and the exclusive unlocks for Isaac make Ignition a great way to experience the events leading up to Dead Space 2. However, as I mentioned earlier, the most exciting news about Dead Space Ignition is that we are offering the entire game for free to anyone who pre-orders Dead Space 2. So if you are a Dead Space fan, it’s pretty much a no-brainer.

Dead Space Ignition is available tomorrow on the PlayStation Network. We’re really excited to see what all of you think!

Comments are closed.


22 Author Replies

  • When is the free Dead Space Ignition copies going out? I want in

  • Yeah, how do I get in on those free Dead Space Ignition copies? :/

  • is this where i bone up? lol well im boning up….whatever that is. when doe this friday thing start?

  • free stuff friday?

  • Yeah- 20 is a small number, so I’m boning up as hard as I can.

  • Bone up?
    What is that supposed to mean?

  • Bone up on


    To study hard, usually in preparation for a test.

  • yeah i remembered that right after i posted ^ lol thanks tho

  • Thansk Sony for the freebies in advance, regardless if I win or not, this is awesome. Do it more often

  • I’m boning up

  • Has anyone won anything from a Free Stuff Friday before? Anyone know what to expect is going to happen?

  • to the max!

  • im BONING UP

  • The question is on their twitter

  • Thanks for all of the feedback about Ignition! Tens of thousands of fans have already unlocked items for Isaac Clarke to use in Dead Space 2. However, we see there is some confusion around how the unlocks work, so we wanted to provide more details. You receive all of your Dead Space 2 unlocks as soon as you complete your first hack in Ignition and save your game. You get the exclusive Hacker suit, an exclusive weapon skin, power nodes, credits, and health packs all for free when you pre-order Dead Space 2. Ignition is an interactive comic blended with hacking mini-games, and continues the tradition we started with Dead Space of telling additional stories from the universe in new ways. It’s our special thank you to the fans for pre-ordering Dead Space 2.

    For more details, check out our FAQ here:

  • Hello mister Rich Briggs, I’m from Belgium and I played the first dead space it was incredible and even better then the Resident evil series. I pre-ordered my copy dead space 2 special edition since july 2010. I called the retailer of the Belgian store “Game Mania” where I ordered it but they don’t know anything about any free codes for dead space ignition. So my question is, are there going to be any codes for the store of “Game Mania” in Belgium?

  • Hi, I just pre-ordered the game from EA’s store.
    They sent me a code. But they sent me a code that’s 16 digits long instead of the usual 12.

    How do I enter this? Or is there a website to enter it to get a PSN code?

    Please help. Thanks

Please enter your date of birth.