The downloadable prequel to Dead Space 2 has been booked for an Oct. 13 deployment on Xbox Live.

Dead Space Ignition, billed as an "interactive comic-style game," is due for an Oct. 13 release, price of 400 Microsoft points. The title promises both three minigames riding alongside the graphic novel story: "Hardware Crack, Trace Route and System Override." They're a blend of puzzles and twitch-based arcade games.

Ignition's written by Atony Johnston, who wrote the Dead Space comic book series in 2008. Completing the game will unlock content in the retail release of Dead Space 2, due in January 2011.

Details for the PlayStation Network version were not immediately available. [Update:] SCEE says the game will be releasing next week as well.

Coming Soon To Xbox Live Marketplace [Major Nelson]