Having really enjoyed the first two games it is with some trepidation that I look forward to the third Dead Space game. Not being a massive fan of change, I am not overly keen on the new co-op addition to the franchise and much like Mass Effect 3 before it, it feels completely unnecessary.
I get the impression I’m not the only one to think this way, but in fairness this option is not required to enjoy the full game. So long as the game feels the same as the previous two it should enjoyable, even if the co-op will completely remove the fear and isolation I felt.
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.
Dead Space 3 should be arriving in February 2013 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, for more info you can visit one (or all) of the following official locations Website, Facebook, or Twitter.