Electronic Arts has officially announced Dead Space 3, “an exhilarating and hair-rasing new adventure” due for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC in February 2013.
The game sees Issac Clarke crash-land on the blizzard planet of Tau Volantis, a planet which could be the key to ending the Necromorph infestation. To find answers, Issac “must battle subzero, icy conditions and deadly, highly-evolved enemies including all-new Necromorphs, gigantic boss creatures and even misguided zealot humans.” But this time, he can do all of that with a partner, as the game will offer a fully integrated drop-in/drop-out co-op feature. When you play with co-op, you’ll experience additional story details only available when the second character, Earthgov Sergeant John Carver, is around.
Steve Papoutsis, Vice President and General Manager of Visceral Games and Executive Producer on Dead Space 3, said “Dead Space 3 will deliver action and horror on a scale that far exceeds anything we’ve done before. 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.”
Watch a trailer and some co-op gameplay footage below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.