Previously announced Dead Space 3 DLC, Awakening, will be released next week, EA has said.

EA says the new content will feature the franchise's darkest chapters as the Necromorph battles become even more gruesome and terrifying.

"In Dead Space 3 Awakened, gamers will experience some of the most disturbing content they have ever seen in a Dead Space game - they are going to love it," said Steve Papoutsis, vice president and general manager of Visceral Games and executive producer on Dead Space 3.

Priced 800 MS Points/$9.99 the new content will come to PC and Xbox 360 on March 12, with PS3 gamers having to wait an extra day.