Tor Books and Dead Space studio, Visceral Games, have unveiled another checkpoint in the series’ bid for multimedia exposure. Dead Space: Catalyst, the second tie-book to come from B.K Evenson (Halo, Aliens) will launch in October, serving as a prequel to the events of the original game.
Dead Space: Catalyst takes place three hundred years in the future, where mankind is tampering with the dangerous alien technology gleaned from the Black Marker, an ancient alien artifact discovered on Earth centuries earlier. Hoping to end resource constraints that threaten to make mankind extinct, the urgency sinks the already unscrupulous EarthGov to new lows. At this early stage, the Marker threat is just appearing – and is maybe even contained – except if it finds the catalyst it so desperately seeks. Two brothers, one with a special but broken mind, the other forever conflicted by the impossible chore of keeping him out of trouble, cross paths with EarthGov and the Markers at this critical juncture and forever change the course of the Marker outbreak.
Barring the obvious exemptions, Dead Space’s distinct brand of sci-fi horror can be ingested through numerous media products includes books, comics, films, and of course, the critically-acclaimed games themselves.
Source: Tor Books Blog