Dead Space 2: Severed DLC lopping off limbs on March 1

We know that, following a week of intense psychotherapy, the shaken nerves and disturbed dreams you developed after playing through Dead Space 2 have started to disperse -- which is why we hate to share this news with you. Visceral Games has announced that the game's two-chapter-long expansion, Severed, will be available on the North American Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Store on March 1 for 560 Microsoft Points ($6.99), and will arrive in Europe the following day. Check out a trailer after the jump to see the brand of horrors waiting for the pack's purchasers.

Sure, you could heed the advice of your thereputic advisor and pass on the add-on altogether -- but aren't you curious exactly whose and which limbs are going to get titularly dismembered? We certainly hope they don't belong to our dear, dear Dead Space Girl. You hear us, Necromorphs? Not a finger.



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The Dead Space 2 Story Continues on March 1st with Dead Space 2: Severed!

Have you finished the new gold standard in action horror games known as Dead Space 2? Are you already screaming for more? If so, you're not alone. Visceral Games has the answer with an all-new digital download pack -- Dead Space 2: Severed. Releasing on March 1, Dead Space 2: Severed extends the Dead Space 2 story with the addition of two stand-alone single-player chapters.

This digital pack will take players through the haunting story of Gabe Weller, who fans will remember from the award-winning game Dead Space Extraction. As a security officer, Weller comes equipped with a one-of-a-kind security suit and an upgraded, more powerful Pulse Rifle that will help him unleash his own blood-curdling adventure across the Sprawl. Lurking behind every corner is another bloodthirsty monster but the big surprise for Weller (and fans) is the return of the Twitcher, a grotesque enemy who first appeared in the original Dead Space game.

Dead Space 2: Severed will be available March 1 worldwide on Xbox LIVE Marketplace and the PlayStation Network in North America for $6.99 or 560 MS Points. Dead Space 2: Severed will be available March 2 on the PlayStation Network in Europe.

Heralded by critics worldwide as the first big blockbuster of 2011, Dead Space 2 pushes the limits of action, horror and terror. After mysteriously awaking in a sprawling, massive city orbiting around one of Saturn's moons, hero Isaac Clarke again finds himself thrust into the middle of a relentless Necromorph outbreak. Surrounded by the screeching cries of undead monsters and the haunting drum of echoing noises, Isaac plots a course through The Sprawl. Dead Space 2 is noted by critics worldwide for delivering an epic terror experience that takes players on an explosive thrill ride filled with intense action and spine-tingling scares through deep space.

Developed by Visceral Studios, Dead Space 2 is now available in North America and Europe on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, the PC, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The Dead Space 2 Limited Edition for PlayStation 3 includes Dead Space Extraction, the prequel to the entire Dead Space saga, now featuring support for the PlayStation Move motion controller. Dead Space Extraction is also available for download as a standalone game on the PlayStation Network.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.