Published on August 14th, 2012 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
Dead Space 3 Gets Release Date and Pre-Order Bonuses
There’s nothing like heading into the depths of space with a buddy. Join Isaac Clarke and newly introduced co-op partner John Carver as they explore the vastness, but discover the death, of space, when Dead Space 3 launches for all platforms on Feb. 5, 2013 (February 8 in Europe).
After spending some hands-on time with the title at E3 and then again at the EA Summer Showcase, there is no doubt that fans won’t appreciate the two-player co-op that has expanded the game’s feeling of being alone with Necromorphs. Even with a partner there, battling giant spider-like bugs that crawl out of the ground or attempting to fix a giant drill that has spun out of control–don’t get any easier.
If you are planning on pre-ordering the limited editions of the game you will be granted access to two bonus suits and weaponry at launch. There are two game bundles available at select retailers, the “First Contact” and “Witness the Truth” bundles have specific items in each. Here is the rundown that from each of the pre-order packs:
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.
From what we also saw in the hands-on with game that there will also be a better defined weapon customization unit in the game, but details around it are still very “hush-hush.” More details on Dead Space 3 as they happen.