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Dead Space - Official Lullaby Trailer (2023 Remake)

"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" is a nursery rhyme, a more eerie version of which is used both in the marketing for and within the Dead Space series. The song appears in Dead Space (2008), Dead Space: Downfall, Dead Space: Extraction, Dead Space: Aftermath, Dead Space (mobile), Dead Space 2 and Dead Space (2023).

The lullaby song "Ring Around the Rosie" was also used in the marketing for Dead Space 2, but it was not included in the final game. Dead Space 3 had no lullaby-themed teaser trailer, breaking with tradition. Two of the trailers for the 2023 remake of the first Dead Space game also included the song.


The song first appeared in the "Lullaby" trailer for the original Dead Space.

In the original Dead Space, the song can first be heard if the game is not started immediately after game boot-up when the Lullaby trailer starts playing. Next time is in Chapter 6 while Isaac Clarke rides the elevator up to the West Grow Chamber. The song can be fully heard at the beginning of Chapter 10 while Isaac investigates the Crew's Quarters Lounge, where the song will be in a loop. In Dead Space (2023), the song once again plays during an elevator ride in Chapter 6 as well as in a loop in the Crew Lounge in Chapter 10, although the latter instance now has it being sung by a noticeably deeper female voice.

In Downfall, after Alissa Vincent's death, the song is heard as her lifeless body floats into the darkness of space.

In Extraction, the song can be heard near the end of the game, while Nathan McNeill is climbing through the vents. He at first thinks Lexine Murdoch is singing the song, and it is assumed that Nathan is experiencing a hallucination.

In Aftermath, the melody is played often when Nickolas Kuttner's deceased daughter, Vivian Kuttner, is seen, and she can be heard singing along to it. Kuttner himself can be heard singing along when he hallucinates being with her when he dies after she tricks him into sucking himself (alongside several Marines) into space.

In Dead Space 2, a print of Isaac's medical examination mentions his repetition of the phrase "Twinkle twinkle little star". In the first chapter of Dead Space 2, the ghostly hallucination of Nicole Brennan sings the song quietly while Isaac is in an elevator, before ending by shouting "MAKE US WHOLE!". It also appears on the Bridge of the USG Ishimura, in the room with the escape pods outside the Captain's Nest; two voices can be heard faintly singing it. It can best be heard by standing on or near the elevator platform.

In Dead Space (mobile), the song can be heard during the beginning cutscene if one listens closely.


Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky!

When the blazing sun is gone,
When the nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the traveler in the dark,
Thanks you for your little spark,
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.

When the blazing sun is gone,
When the nothing shines upon,
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.



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