EA will be showing off Dead Space 3 at their E3 press conference tomorrow, but some details have leaked just prior to the official unveiling. Coop has now been confirmed, along with a cover system and February release window.
Dead Space 3 will launch in February 2013- in line with EA’s promise of a new game by March 2013. The rumored coop mode – which has left some fans feeling rather lukewarm – will make its appearance, though those who play solo will not miss any of the story. Coop was alluded to in the screenshots leaked earlier this week. Competitive multiplayer will not return.
The details come from the latest issue of Game Informer, and were leaked by NeoGAF user ImLibo. The game will take place on an icy planet known as Tau Volantis, and features new necromorphs types. One the most grotesque is the Feeders – the result when a human eats the flesh of a necromorph or infected human – they will change into one of two necromorph types when killed. There is also the Nexus – a thirty-story tall centipede necromorph, which we assume will be a boss fight.
Other details point to Dead Space 3 taking a more “action-centric” approach. There is now a cover system, which Issac will use while facing off against Unitologists – the religious cult from the first two games. Ammo is also universal and more frequently dropped, essentially waving goodbye to the days of inventory management.
While many fans may be split on the new additions, there are some changes just about every one can get behind. Visceral is trying to make the game less linear, giving larger, explorable environments and sidequests. The dark corridors and zero gravity moments from the first two games will also return. One of the most interesting changes however, is the ability for Issac to combine two weapons – that would explain the supposed dual-wielding.
Of course, none of this has been officially revealed, so it’s probably best to take it with a grain of salt. EA’s conference is tomorrow, and by then we’ll get to see Dead Space 3 in it’s full glory. Even if it does have a cover system.
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