When Dead Space 2 comes out in early 2011 on consoles, PSP and potentially iPhone and iPod touch will be getting their own versions as well.

EA revealed today that development of handheld versions of the survival-horror epic is underway with an eye for simultaneous release with the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game.

No specific platforms were announced, but the term "handhelds" as used in the company's third quarter 2010 fiscal year financial report undoubtedly refers to PSP.

Underwhelming sales and excessive piracy on DS make it an unlikely choice for Dead Space 2; moreover, the failure of mature games makes it an unattractive proposition.

EA's recent affinity for PSP releases - Army of Two: The 40th Day and Dante's Inferno - makes Dead Space 2 on Sony's portable highly probable.

While the financial report did not cover mobile platforms, iPhone and iPod touch seem to be the elephant in the room. The amazing success of the platform almost guarantees that Dead Space 2 will ship to the App Store as well.

Dead Space 2 will be available in early 2011.

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