I really liked the first Dead Space. I even watched the animated prequel on Blu-Ray. It had decent pacing, some really cool and brutally violent weapons, and atmospheric graphics and sound design. Most reviews I had read said it had taken the true survival horror reigns from RE5 which had somehow turned into an action game. While I think I knew about an inherent sequel given the outcome of the original game, this is the first I’m hearing about it on the web.
This info was leaked though a LinkedIn Job Posting by Visceral Games looking for a lead combat designer. Oops! Apparently in the later stages of pre-production, the core team from the first game is working diligently to improve what was already an awesome game. With the essential gameplay and navigational mechanics in place the game should start to see production in the coming months. The game is being developed for the Xbox 360 and PS3.