This Dead Space 2 Unlockable is the Goofiest Thing Ever
Dead Space 2 generally plays it pretty straight. It contains little in the way of humor, though there is one achievement description that made me laugh pretty hard (“survived the Eye Poke Machine”). Admittedly, there are a couple things in the game that could kinda go either way depending on what kind of person you are, such as the exploding babies and those necro-children that like to jump on your head (pictured!), but I think those things were intended to be scary. Anywho, apparently the folks at Visceral thought that if you were to somehow make it all the way through the game in Hardcore mode you deserve a very lighthearted reward.
That seems like a good idea, because Hardcore mode is more than just a high difficulty level; when you die, you return to the last place you manually saved your game, and you can only save three times. Dead Space 2 is a stressful enough experience as it is that if you can pull that s–t off you’ll need something like this just for sanity’s sake.
Oh yeah, I haven’t said what it is yet. Well, it’s called the “Hand Cannon.” and Isaac himself provides the gun’s sound effects. Yeah, you’re just gonna have to watch this video.
Note: This is a gameplay video, and so technically it’s full of spoilers. However, everything in it takes place in the first two chapters, so it ain’t a big deal unless you like to be surprised by epic scripted sequences, in which case you should stop watching at about the 2:55 mark.