Dead Space: What Happened on the USG Ishimura Ship
The recent announcement of a redesign has brought some relief. Dead SpaceFans are thrilled to take control of Isaac Clarke once more and explore the deep lore. As with many great science fiction stories, it is a wonderful story. Dead SpaceFeatures futuristic and imaginative settings, especially the large spaceships that players can explore. Science fiction settings can be used to create isolation and fear in stories about plagues or infestations. ForAlienThis was done by Nostromo in the Nostromo abroad and forced SpaceThe USG Ishimura is the ideal location to create a claustrophobic terror.
The Dead Space series lore states that the USG Ishimura, a cutting-edge “Planet Cracker,” ship can extract entire moons and planets for resources. This ship becomes infected with the Necromorph virus after it picks up the Red Marker. This animated film covers the events that lead to this outbreak, which occur before the events in Dead Space: Downfall.
Dead Space: Before Isaac’s Arrival at the Ishimura
As mentioned, the USG Ishimura is tasked to retrieve the Red Marker from the planet Aegis VII. It becomes apparent that the colonists who reside on Aegis VII have suffered something terrible during this covert operation. Multiple survivors attempt to board Ishimura via shuttles. One shuttle contains Colin Barrow’s corpse and an Infector. Barrow’s shuttle crashes into a hangar bay. The Infector escapes and makes his way to the Ishimura’s morgue. Unfortunately for the crew, however, the Ishimura’s morgue is stuffed with Aegis VII corpses, and these corpses are reanimated into Necromorphs.
As crew members become more aware of the danger, the Necromorph attacks start. The ship’s spatiality is what makes Dead Space the terrifying sci-fi horror film. __S.22__ This gives the Necromorphs the element of surprise, while the crew quite literally has nowhere to escape to. This is the perfect recipe to make space travel frightening rather than thrilling.
Abroad the Ishimura is Isaac’s girlfriend, Nicole Brennan, who sends out a message which will eventually lead Isaac to the Ishimura. While the crew continues to be picked off by the Necromorphs, all escape shuttles are mysteriously jettisoned. The USG Kellion receives the last distress signal sent by Alissa Vincent (Chief Security Officer).
Dead Space: Aboard Ruined Ishimura
Isaac boarded the Ishimura that is in ruins during the first game. The ship has been deteriorated by Necromorph biomass, and Isaac is forced to repair various parts of it while fighting off Necromorphs and dealing with hallucinations of his now-deceased girlfriend. These events are quite traumatizing for Isaac, and he deals with the consequences in the second game.
It is a deadly and dangerous threat because the Marker can create Necromorphs and manipulate and cause hallucinations in people. This psychological aspect adds to Dead Space’s already anxious, claustrophobic horror, and Ishimura becomes a confusing and deceptive place. The Marker eventually manipulates Isaac into bringing it back to Aegis VII. Still, thanks to an earlier sabotage attempt working out, Isaac can destroy the Marker and escape Aegis VII. The Ishimura is left in space, in disrepair.
Follow the Events of Dead Space
Isaac’s time at the Ishimura is over for now. However, many tie-in books and movies provide more information about the Ishimura in Dead Space. The events on the Ishimura immediately after the first Dead Space game events are covered up and falsely declared terrorist attacks by the Earth government. The story of the Ishimura is told in Dead Space: Salvage, a graphic novel.
All three scavenger groups, Earth Defense Force and the Magpies, are drawn into a deadly confrontation aboard the Ishimura. Schneider is the only survivor. Schneider informs Earth’s government about the location of Ishimura. It is then transported to Titan Station (also known as the Sprawl) and set up in Dead Space 2.
The Sprawl is where Isaac awakens three years after the events of the first game. This game is more about the Ishimura than it does the Ishimura. Isaac must make a detour through the docked vessel and battle many Necromorphs. After the events of Dead Space and, Isaac’s mental condition is already in serious decline. Being back on the Ishimura, which was the beginning of his woes, only makes matters worse. It is believed that the Ishimura will be destroyed as well when Isaac destroys the Sprawl.
The Ishimura is an integral part of the Dead Space series and has almost become a character. The setting for the first Dead Space game, like BioShock’s Rapture, is crucial in setting the mood and atmosphere for the entire series.
Isaac sees the ship as a place of trauma, and it is the location for his first encounters with the Necromorphs. It is also Isaac’s final connection to his girlfriend, Nicole. The hallucinations caused by Nicole haunt Isaac. In the final confrontation of Dead Space 2, Isaac must break free from the grip the Marker holds over him using Nicole’s photo. The Ishimura is decimated when Isaac finally heals from Nicole’s passing.
Spaceships will be an integral part of any science-fiction story. Dead SpaceSuccessfully using seriesThe claustrophobic terror of being enclosed in a metal container the vastness and beauty of Space. The upcoming remake of this game will hopefully take the same approach to the setting.