The Dead Space Hat You Have To Have
An Artifact from a Future that Never Was
By Jared Petty
Limited Run makes neat stuff. That’s neither a boast nor a humble brag. Years of shaping collectibles have given our artists a lot of experience designing really cool things, while a long history of business partnerships grants us the privilege of working with some really cool franchises and brands, like Dead Space.
It’s no exaggeration that there was palpable excitement in the building when we signed the Dead Space Collector’s Edition, with the LRG team tickled by the prospect of designing a real showpiece for a game so many of us love. And it’s a doozy. There’s a lot of neat stuff in this CE: the physical game, of course, and the usual extras: a Dead Space CD soundtrack, lithograph print, foil-stamped lithograph folio, four mini posters, an Ishimura patch, a marker enamel pin, a metal 4" marker statue, and a Dead Space SteelBook. But the standout collectible is the Isaac helmet: a faithful reproduction of our protagonist’s iconic Dead Space headgear, complete with adjustable sizing and faceplate light.
I can’t say with pinpoint accuracy that it will fit your noggin, but it likely will. I mean, there’s a ridiculous video where I’ve got this thing on my truly enormous bowling ball head, and it fits wonderfully. It’s light enough to wear but hefty enough to be substantial. It’s a lovely display piece, a conversation starter, a cosplay accessory, and a badge of Dead Space fandom.
Nobody is going to pretend this is a practical purchase. You’re not going to wear this space hat when you go grocery shopping at Walmart. I mean, you could, you do you, but I’m not sure how that would end. People are easily alarmed. Anyway, it’s not designed to be practical. It’s designed to stand out, to be deliberately baroque, an artifact retrieved from a future that never was. It’s a physical representation of the escapism and otherworldliness that makes games such a compelling medium.
So if you want a really good game (Dead Space) and a really great set of collectibles to go with it, then pop onto the LRG store and preorder Dead Space Collector’s Edition for PC, Xbox Series X, or PlayStation 5.
Limited Run Games:
is a subsidiary of “Freemode”, an operative group comprised of gaming and entertainment companies owned by Embracer. Limited Run Games is the industry leader in the production and distribution of premium physical video games. Limited Run seeks to celebrate the legacy of gaming through its award-winning collector’s editions. Founded in 2015, they have published over 1,000 physical games, exclusive merch, and collectables. Limited Run is the gold standard in bringing digital games to physical form and now re-releasing retro titles on modern platforms via their proprietary Carbon Engine. Visit limitedrungames.com for the latest offerings and to learn more about Carbon Engine development. Follow the brand on your social media platform of choice for all LRG-related updates:@limitedrungames.