Ring Around the Rosie is a nursery rhyme, a more eerie version of which is used in the marketing for Dead Space 2. The song, however, was not added into the final build of the game.
Ring around the rosie
- Unlike the Dead Space, where "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" is played by leaving the game idle on the 'press start' screen, Ring Around The Rosie can not be heard in any content of Dead Space 2.
- A popular, and false, belief regarding the base rhyme is that it originated in/described one of the various plagues which struck pre-Industrial Europe (most commonly the Black Plague of the 1300s); however, this belief is apocryphal and though the precise origins of the rhyme are still debated, the notion it originated from the Black Plague has been thoroughly discredited.