Despite pretty much everyone knowing it was coming, it was a relief that EA have today officially announced the existence of Dead Space 3, the third in the series of sci-fi horror games.
Developed once again by Visceral Games, the sequel will see the player assuming the role of Isaac Clarke once again as he travels to the frozen planet of Tau Volantis to try to finally end the Necromorph menace. Co-op will be a big part of the game, with the second player controlling a soldier called John Carver in a drop-in, drop-out multiplayer mode.
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.”
Dead Space 3 will be playable on the floor at E3 (and hopefully at Gamescom in a couple of months when we will get our hands on it) and will launch on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC next February in what looks like being a very busy time for gamers.