While there have been other tie ins before, Dead Space is one of the first franchises to have its tie ins so intrinsically linked. Dead Space is not just a video game, but an animated feature and comic book too. All three pieces of content are essential parts of the story line for Dead Space. Starting with the comic book, it tells of the events that transpire on the colony of Aegis Seven.
The movie chronicles all hell breaking loose aboard the USG Ishimura. The story ends, of course, with the Dead Space the game, detailing Isaac Clark’s adventures aboard the Ishimura, post outbreak.