Dead Space 3 launching in February

14 August, 2012 - 4:32 pm by

EA have confirmed that we will be playing the latest instalment of the Dead Space series in February of next year. Launching on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles as well as the PC, Dead Space 3 promises to be much harder and scarier than before. With the focus shifting from a solitary experience into a two player team up as Isaac is joined by a new partner – John Carver. Also announced are two preorder bonuses that will come in the form of extra suits and weapons, as well as some new images to sink your teeth into.

If you preorder the game from particular retailers who will be confirmed closer to the release date you can get one of two bonuses, the First Contact bundle or the Witness the Truth Bundle.

First Contact Bundle

  • First Contact Suit: This unique EVA (Extra-Vehicular Activity) suit was built by the SCAF (Sovereign Colonies Armed Forces) for encounters with “foreign entities.” It sports a flamboyant golden finish to provide protection from long-term space exposure and thick armor for… unspecified reasons. The suit was given the nickname “First Contact” by the scientists who made it.
  • Negotiator Weapon: While technically classified by the SCAF as a “scientific instrument,” the gold-plated “Negotiator” is loaded with some surprisingly aggressive hardware. The overclocked, top-mounted Tesla Beam is capable of bursting a man-sized organism into several pieces with a single shot. The bottom-mounted Linegun appears to have been built with the sole purpose of cleanly dismembering organic tissue from a distance.

Witness the Truth Bundle

  • Witness Suit: These insulated suits were worn by a SCAF deep dig team assigned to exhume the darkest secrets of Tau Volantis. Whatever they found locked deep in the ice changed them forever. When they emerged weeks later, they were covered head to toe in strange graffiti and claimed to be “Witnesses to the Truth.”
  • Evangelizer Weapon: A modification of the standard AL-2 used by the Sovereign Colonies Legionaries, this version sports a souped-up AL-2g assault rifle on the top with an Emerson 2100 “Big Boy” tactical shotgun on the bottom. The surviving “Witnesses” of the SCAF deep dig team dubbed it the Evangelizer and decorated them top to bottom with strange symbols.

Dead Space 3 is scheduled for an 8th February 2013 launch for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as well as the PC