Dead Space 2 in Preproduction

A LinkedIn help wanted ad from Visceral Games (spotted by superannuation, who else?) reveals that Dead Space 2 is in preproduction:
The previous installment in the Dead Space franchise received numerous awards for gameplay, visuals, and sound design, and the same core team is in place to create an even better follow up.

The game is in the later stages of pre-production, ready for production in the next few months, with many of the navigational and combat mechanics in place. We have complete autonomy and creative control over our own decisions. The Games Label at EA is 100% committed to this IP, and has already worked on IP extensions such as comic, animated features, and action figures.