Dead Space 3 promises to push the boundaries of what was deemed possible in a action and horror game, Visceral Games general manager Steve Papoutis has said.
"Dead Space 3 will deliver action and horror on a scale that far exceeds anything we've done before," said Papoutis. "The game will range from the depths of space and tight, indoor corridors to a harsh new planet with explorable environments that offer new challenges.
"For fans that love playing alone in the dark, they still can have the classic Dead Space experience that makes the franchise so unique. Likewise, players that want to share that immersive and intense experience with a friend now have that option thanks to the addition of co-op. Either way, the action is intense, the adventure is breathtaking, and the thrills are unforgettable."
After crash-landing on a hostile new planet known as Tau Volantis, hero Isaac Clarke discovers that this planet could be the key to ending the Necromorph infestation. In his violent hunt for answers, Isaac must battle subzero, icy conditions and deadly, highly-evolved enemies including all-new Necromorphs, gigantic boss creatures and even misguided zealot humans.
Players can choose to team-up with a friend anytime in the game with the fully integrated drop-in/drop-out co-op feature. Players that choose to take down the terror together will experience additional story details and gameplay mechanics only found when playing as the co-op character, Earthgov Sergeant John Carver.
Dead Space 3 will be released in February 2013 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.