Dead Space 2 screenshot
Dead Space 2 screenshot

Dead Space 3 will feature drop-in drop-out cooperative play, according to an IGN source.

If joined by another player, series hero Isaac will be helped by a man with a glowing red eye and a scar. This new character will also have his won engineering rig.

When playing the game solo, the new character will act as Isaac's guide.

The introduction of a second playable character will also bring with it changes to the game, notably how Isaac is able to deal with the horrors of his third outing. When going it alone Isaac is said to be much more likely to have a breakdown and experience hallucinations, but with a second playable character by his side, he's able to better cope with these traumatic events.

Isaac is also said to be much nimbler than before, able to crouch behind cover and perform an evasive roll. He'll need his new moves too, with the game throwing a host of deadly necromorphs and human enemies into the mix.

Last year a source pointed to a move away from space for Dead Space 3. Isaac Clarke crash lands on the snow-covered planet Tau Volantis. Looking for shelter from the relentless snow Isaac makes his way to an abandoned waystation, where he finds a severely injured survivor who reveals there are other survivors that attempted to find another facility. One of these survivors is Ellie, a character from the original game. Isaac gears up in a snowsuit and heads out into the snow.

EA has said the game will be released during its current financial year, which ends March 31, 2013.

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jeffyboy40@ munkee

took the words right out of my mouth monkee
Posted 17:53 on 09 May 2012
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munkee@ FantasyMeister

I don't want to purposely turn this into a GTA thread. But, I also feel the GTA works each time because the city becomes more involving with each iteration. Its not just pretty corridors, but a more living, breathing environment.

The Sprawl was a more visually interesting environment than the USG Ishimura. But, I never liked it as much. The Sprawl feels like a defined path through a game. I know full well that behind each locked door is absolutely nothing. Each window has a picture box attached to it.

The USG Ishimura is a space ship. A WHOLE spaceship and Isaac Clarke is on it. Every door and floor feels like it exists. Each distant footstep could well be an actual enemy closing in from any floor, or angle (As opposed to sound effects just for effect in The Sprawl).

I feel like I have been onboard, and discovered most of, the USG Ishimura. Whereas The Sprawl had a tour guide who kept telling me not to look behind there and hurry up.
Posted 10:48 on 09 May 2012
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Dead Space 1 was brilliant because it didn't need a sequel, but hey ho, EA are publishing so it went straight into the milk shed after it sold so well.

The same could be said about Bioshock, a great standalone game.

Grand Theft Auto gets away with it because each one brings us new lead characters each time.
Posted 10:35 on 09 May 2012
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munkee

Here we go..

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Isaac is also said to be much nimbler than before, able to crouch behind cover and perform an evasive roll. He'll need his new moves too, with the game throwing a host of deadly necromorphs and human enemies into the mix.

Dead Space, you are stepping into generic, third person, action, shooty game. Why would I need a cover mechanic? I didn't need one in either of the first two games and would only need one if I was being shot at. Oh, you are about to start shooting at me. So, a cover system and an evasive roll, hey? Ahh I see, you want to be Gears of War.

Dead Space 1 saw Isaac Clarke as a big, slow, stampy, desperate man.
Dead Space 2 saw Isaac Clarke as a fairly nimble, stampy, action hero.
Dead Space 3 will see Isaac Clarke as a ballerina.

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If joined by another player, series hero Isaac will be helped by a man with a glowing red eye and a scar... When playing the game solo, the new character will act as Isaac's guide.

I don't need another person with me. I don't want another person with me. If you add a second character, then you lose the solitary, fearful, suspenseful desperation of a being alone in an overpowering environment. Having a partner was one of the things that, for me, killed Resident Evil 5.

Dead Space 1 is one of my favourite games this generation. It learned from other games mistakes, it studied the genre it was in, it played with the players nerves and dangled just enough power in its antagonist for survival.

Dead Space 2 is a great game, but it lost a little something along the way. The environment felt a little less real and the game was more action focused.

Dead Space 3 has the right setting. But, I think it's taking the wrong approach. I fear a generic, but likely VERY good looking, action-shooter.
Posted 10:31 on 09 May 2012

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Release Date: 28/01/2011
Developer: Visceral Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: Action
Rating: BBFC 18
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