Isaac Clarke has always been prepared for each Dead Space adventure; his engineering abilities allowing him to use any piece of equipment as a weapon. But with our protagonist now facing off against human enemies, he’s going to need some stronger firepower – and that’s where Dead Space 3‘s pre-order bonuses come into play.
EA revealed the Dead Space 3 pre-order bonuses this morning, which consist of two different weapons. Those who pre-order at GameStop (and likely its EB Games equivalent in Canada) will receive access to the EG-900 SMG, which offers a compact deadly weapon. If you prefer to purchase your games through online retailers, Amazon’s Dead Space 3 pre-order bonus will be the Tesla Enervator. As the name implies, the weapon electrocutes enemies, while also destroying them at the molecular level, causing instantaneous death.
Amazon’s pre-order bonus sounds like it will be an absolute blast to use (no pun intended), whereas GameStop’s offer appears to be more of a variant of the Pulse Rifle. Potential players mustn’t forget that pre-ordering the game also grants users access to the Dead Space 3 Limited Edition, which comes with the First Contact and Witness the Truth suits, not to mention two other weapons, the Negotiator and the Evangelizer.
It’s unfortunate that players will have to pick and choose which retailer they pre-order Dead Space 3 from in order to get one item over the other, though thankfully it shouldn’t be that difficult of a choice. Knowing EA, both guns will probably be made available as eventual DLC
This is a completely different situation compared to Sony and Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time, which featured various, compelling per-order bonuses all exclusive to different retailers. At least in this case the player only has to choose between one of two guns!
With a brand new co-op mode (which can thankfully be played solo) – not to mention a few other changes – we’re quite looking forward to playing Dead Space 3 next year. I know which retailer I’m pre-ordering from (hint: it’s the one with the awesome electrocution gun), how about you?
Dead Space 3 releases February 5th, 2013 for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
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