Swag Report: Dead Space 2 Mystery Mailing

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Dead Space 2 has officially gone viral. Earlier in the week, this mysterious envelope arrived in my mailbox from Visceral Games. Inside, there’s a Rorschach inkblot test, which to me looks like Isaac Clarke’s iconic mask merging with a Necromorph, and a psychiatric evaluation of “Patient 1544C” written by Dr. Samara Yasmin. When held up to the light, the envelope also reveals a stained silhouette of a figure’s head, and the inkblot appears to be a limited edition collectible according to a number printed on the back (mine is 776 of 2300).

Clearly, “1544C” is code for “Isaac”, and from the noted symptoms it sounds like he could be mutating into a Necromorph, which would explain the inkblot. Or maybe he’s just suffering from some type of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Here’s what the report says in full (some of the writing was hard to make out, so I apologize in advance if there are any spelling errors):

Notes on Patient 1544C, Session #18.

1544C condition shows scant improvement from previous assessment.

OBSERVED SYMPTOMS INCLUDE:

DELUSIONS: Subject vacillates between mourning the deceased, believing she is in need of assistance and/or has assimilated and is one with the universe, calling for his hand.

PARANOIA: Subject experiences frequent outburts. Has attacked staff and other patients.

PHYSICAL MANIFESTATIONS: Insomnia, Dyskinesia, Frantic sketching and etching of symbols identified as related to Unitology.

FOR REFERENCE: [Bunch of random symbols I can’t type]

Additional obsessive compulsive behavior documented by staff includes the repetition of the following phrases:

* Fractal heuristic replicating crystal
* The nightmare is over but it will not end
* Bismuth zirconate titanate
* Twinkle twinkle little star
* Sympathetic alpha wave attenuation

Prospects for Recovery Still Unknown.

It appears that this mailing was a lead-in to the new trailer EA released today as well. Watch it below.

I’ll let you know if I receive any more clues!

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