New Dead Space 3 Details Revealed?

2012/05/09 19:46:00 +00:00 | Jonathan James

After the critical and commercial success of Dead Space 2, a sequel was more a matter of "when" than "if". Not only has a new Dead Space game been confirmed for release within the next year, but a new report reveals some of the changes we may see in the upcoming game.

According to IGN, Dead Space 3 will have drop-in, drop-out co-op gameplay: "Isaac Clarke will, if players choose, fight alongside a man with a gnarly scar on his face, an engineering RIG of his own, and glowing red eyes peering from his helmet. During single-player, this character acts as Isaac’s guide."

One of the only problems we had with Dead Space 2 was the upgrade system and it appears that it will be overhauled: "Alternate-fire in Dead Space 3 functions much differently than before, possibly because the workbench, where players previously upgraded weapon power, reload speed, and capacity, has changed. The Plasma Cutter, whose default horizontal shot changed to vertical, is an entirely different weapon now. Its alt-fire mode now has a similar knockback effect to the Force Gun."

New to Dead Space 3 will be the ability to crouch and roll: "Crouching is one of Isaac's most notable new abilities, and it functions as his means of cover as he hides behind small objects. The left/right evasive roll is unquestionably the most significant change we know of in his new skill set."

As previously reported, Dead Space 3 is expected to take place on an ice planet, so this time around, the game may be even closer to The Thing than Alien. A number of new enemies and encounters have been mentioned in the IGN report, but we've left it out as it contains spoilers. If you want to learn more, visit the source link below.

While EA did not comment on the above details, they did confirm that a Dead Space title is planned for release within the next year: "As you may have heard on the EA earnings call on Monday, John Riccitello said that a new title from the Dead Space franchise is coming this fiscal year. We don’t have any more detail at this time."

Source: IGN