The Dead Space remake from Motive Studio lets you enjoy the game’s story one more time with New Game Plus (also stylized as New Game+), which gives players the ability to start a new game with their old save file, keeping at least some degree of progress while beginning the story from scratch. It’s a great way to keep players invested in a title for longer, but how does it really work in Dead Space? Find out in this Dead Space remake New Game Plus guide.
- Related Reading: Dead Space Remake Review – Remake Protocol (PS5)
Dead Space Remake New Game Plus Guide | Dead Space Remake New Game+ Guide
How Does New Game Plus in Dead Space Remake Work?
In the Dead Space remake, you get to unlock New Game+ after finishing the game’s original ending. You’ll then have the option to start New Game Plus from the main menu, and this comes with various perks. The perks are as follows:
- Level 6 Advanced Suit
- 50,000 Credits
- 10 Power Nodes
- New Phantom Variant Necromorphs
- Secret Ending
It’s worth noting that you do keep your weapons, items, and upgrades from the original save file, which means that you can complete upgrades for weapons that you didn’t really use during your first playthrough. While you won’t start NG+ with your items, you can pick them up from storage via any of the store locations in the game. Be sure to swing by as soon as you’re able to.
Abilities such as Kinesis and Stasis don’t actually carry over NG+, which is to be expected, and you’ll need to play through the story again to unlock them during their specific unlock points. The “Phantom Variant” Necromorphs are essentially stronger versions of their original counterpart, with a different look to make them easy to distinguish. Be on your guard when facing a new Necromorph for the first time.
What really makes New Game Plus enticing, however, is its new secret ending. The game originally didn’t have this new ending, so fans of the franchise will definitely want to play through NG+ to find out what happens. To reach the secret ending, you’ll need to do some searching, as it requires the player to collect 12 Marker Fragments scattered throughout the USG Ishimura.
Whether you’re trying to complete all the achievements/trophies, enjoy the new secret ending, or upgrade your weapons even further, New Game Plus has a little something for everybody. Check out our Dead Space remake game hub for more Dead Space content.