EA are really sharing the knowledge today. Now they really want us to know these three features from the upcoming sequel Dead Space 3, which is pencilled in for February 2013 on Xbox360, PS3 and PC.
This time around Isaac Clarke will not be limited to creeping around dark hallways, it seems that he has only gone and got stuck on a frozen planet! Still, at least he won’t be alone as Visceral Games have decided that the Necromorph threat shouldn’t be faced alone and included drop in/drop out co-op with a brand new character.
Anyway, here are the three things that EA are simply desperate for you to know -
- New Hostile Environment – Dead Space 3 will take players on a thrilling ride across the depths of space and a frozen Necromorph-infested planet. On Tau Volantis, players must overcome deadly avalanches, treacherous ice-climbs and the violent wilderness in this spine-tingling new adventure. To get past the horrors that lie hidden on this planet, players must comb through the environments different hubs, caverns and side paths for raw materials and scavenged parts, putting Isaac’s engineering skills to the ultimate test.
- Team Up and Take Down the Terror Together – Play the full campaign alone or seamlessly team up with a friend using the new co-op option. Either way, the action is intense, the adventure is exhilarating and the thrills are unforgettable. Players that choose to take down the terror together will get to play the new character, Sergeant John Carver. Carver is a hardened soldier who lost his wife and son to the Necromorph infestation and wants to avenge their deaths. Co-op offers players a second way to play through the game with fully-integrated story cutscenes, added dialogue between Isaac and Carver and additional side missions that only Carver can unravel.
- Uncover the Past to Save the Future of Mankind – Find answers to many questions around the whole Dead Space lore including the origins of the Marker, the existence of the Necromorphs and how the two are related. In Dead Space 3, hero Isaac Clarke finally discovers the source of the Necromorph outbreak – the key to ending the terror forever and preventing the extinction of mankind.
Well, I must admit that I am not sold on the the game being set on a frozen planet. Darkness is scary, but you don’t very often hear people saying they are afraid of the light. And you would be able to see a Necromorph coming from miles away… But hey, maybe the Necromorphs will all be hiding behind rocks? We will have to wait until next February to find out exactly what kind of terror is to be found on a frozen planet.
To top it all off, here is the box art for North America. Brrrr, chilly -