Phil Collins Lends Atmosphere to Dead Space 3 Launch Trailer

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Phil Collins Lends Atmosphere to Dead Space 3 Launch Trailer

The Dead Space 3 launch trailer features Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight" performed by an as yet unknown artist.

Something akin to mixing chocolate and peanut butter, it might seem a little odd at first, to be putting a remixed 80's pop song into your sci-fi survival horror trailer, but I've got to say that this is a surprisingly solid presentation of both. I never realized just how haunting "In the Air Tonight" could be until I first recognized the song at around the :58 mark in the trailer, just prior to our protagonist suiting up and diving in for some presumed Necromorph-ending action.

Fans of the series might be a little worried that Dead Space 3 abandons some of the horror elements of the first game, which were already being shied away from in the sequel. But, according to developers, the team at Visceral has entirely new ways to scare you in the third installment, none of which apparently include Phil Collins.

Following Isaac Clarke and John Carver, and being set on the frozen planet Tau Volantis, Dead Space 3 aims to make the franchise more accessible to a wider audience by trumping up the action aspects of the game, without giving up on the horror roots that made it what it is. Whether or not they will succeed in this remains to be seen, but I am cautiously optimistic about the return of Isaac Clarke and his continued fight against the Necromorphs. Dead Space 3 comes to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on February 5th.

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that actually suited the trailer really well, although im not going to lie, the title did betray my expectation, was expecting phil collins to be cameoing in it, which would have settled all notions of the series not being a horror.

I watched the trailer a view times now and it cracks me up everytime, when isaac pulls out his weapon and the music goes of.

I thought that it would be "In the air tonight".

I might check the game out(once it goes on sale, I'd like to keep my £35 for now) but only cause I'm interested in the co-op and in the game as an action game, I feel that such a transition may make it better, as the series never was truly scary, just startling.

As a sidenote, WHY DOES NO-ONE JETTISON THE MARKERS INTO STARS? I refuse to believe that everyone became The Marker's bitch within it's immediate radius.

Still not sure whether ot not to give this game a miss because of the DLC scheme.

Oh well, wait on the reviews.

Akichi Daikashima:
As a sidenote, WHY DOES NO-ONE JETTISON THE MARKERS INTO STARS? I refuse to believe that everyone became The Marker's bitch within it's immediate radius.

Government runs experiments in what i imagine is some horribly misguided attempt to create supersoldiers. Or maybe as population control. Fucked if i know what they want.

Church wants to hug the nearest infector so they can become necromorphs too, believing it to be the next step in evolution.

I just get more excited with every trailer, shame I'm flat broke. Also very happy that I think I saw Ellie in there. If she dies/was dead all along but John Carver of mars survives I might just go into ME3 ending levels of ragemode.

Interesting and inspired use of music.

Not since All Along the Watchtower has Sci Fi given us such an awesome cover.

Wait.. you first recognized the song at :58? Only when the drums punch in?

That's weird, because up until that point, it was almost *exactly* like the studio version of the song, just a bit quieter, and after that point is when it diverged.. (and did so well, I might add, I wonder who did that version, as I'd like to get a copy)

That's actually a great trailer. But I'm still not getting the game, EA. Nice try though.

Wow. Who's idea was to pick that song for this game? The "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" cover for DS1 was kinda brilliant, but this is...blech.

That said, it was nice seeing Isaac's VA donning the suit for the live action bit.

If it had actually been Phil Collins and not a cover then I would have been highly tempted to at least try the game out because Phil Collins is awesome.

Ugh Phil Collins softly mumbling in the background.

At least it wasn't as bad as Tarzan.

Akichi Daikashima:
As a sidenote, WHY DOES NO-ONE JETTISON THE MARKERS INTO STARS? I refuse to believe that everyone became The Marker's bitch within it's immediate radius.

The lore is a whole jumbled mess of bullshit. According to the prequel movie to the first game (as well as bonus journal documents that appear in your inventory for a New Game + on the first game), The Markers are actually used AGAINST the Necromorphs. According to the bonus documents, any Necromorphs within the vicinity of the Marker go dormant. Their tissue stops growing and mutating, they lose their energy and basically go into hibernation. This would imply that the Marker in the first game was on that planet to serve as a form of prison for Hive Mind, ensuring that it remains dormant. In the animated movie, it actually projects an invisible forcefield that actively repels the Necromorphs, keeping them from swarming the last survivor on the Ishimaru (think that's the ship from the first one).

Yet in the game when you're hauling it around, the Necros have no problem running up and trying to tear a chunk off of you. The signals that The Marker gives off drives humans to hallucinate, go insane, and ultimately homocidal/suicidal. So really at this point, I have no idea what the fuck the Markers are supposed to do. Don't know if they're the only real hope you have against the Necros or if they're ultimately the cause of the Necros.

Just know that at this point, I really don't care. The series only marginally held my interest to begin with, and now that they've done gone turned it into Resident Evil 5 in Space, I just can't bring myself to be interested in it anymore.


This is all I can think about whenever I hear this song. Dead Space is ruined.

Skeggers:


This is all I can think about whenever I hear this song. Dead Space is ruined.

No it isn't. In fact, I feel the trailer could be vastly improved with a necromorph gorilla playing the drums...

OT: Another Marker? Brilliant.

I'm still rather happy about this having co-op. Love games I can play with my buddies and it makes absolutely no sense that issac, after kicking the crap out of the necromorph for two games, would still be crying at every encounter. If anyone disagrees, i'll point you at the samus and ridley or whatever the hell his name is scenario.

I thought the Phil Collins touch was more comical than anything.

Heh...good cover though.

Well that was an...interesting choice, to put it politely.

Definitely not as haunting as the versions of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or Ring Around The Rosie that were done for the first two anyway, which I suppose makes sense considering the direction the series is going in.

But it does seem that everything to do with Dead Space 3 makes me want it less and less, which is a shame, because I liked the series before.

Elvaril:
If it had actually been Phil Collins and not a cover then I would have been highly tempted to at least try the game out because Phil Collins is awesome.

He got me to buy Vice City Stories.

Now if Phil was giving a concert for the space zombies in the game, I'd be sold.

RJ 17:

Akichi Daikashima:
As a sidenote, WHY DOES NO-ONE JETTISON THE MARKERS INTO STARS? I refuse to believe that everyone became The Marker's bitch within it's immediate radius.

The lore is a whole jumbled mess of bullshit. According to the prequel movie to the first game (as well as bonus journal documents that appear in your inventory for a New Game + on the first game), The Markers are actually used AGAINST the Necromorphs. According to the bonus documents, any Necromorphs within the vicinity of the Marker go dormant. Their tissue stops growing and mutating, they lose their energy and basically go into hibernation. This would imply that the Marker in the first game was on that planet to serve as a form of prison for Hive Mind, ensuring that it remains dormant. In the animated movie, it actually projects an invisible forcefield that actively repels the Necromorphs, keeping them from swarming the last survivor on the Ishimaru (think that's the ship from the first one).

Yet in the game when you're hauling it around, the Necros have no problem running up and trying to tear a chunk off of you. The signals that The Marker gives off drives humans to hallucinate, go insane, and ultimately homocidal/suicidal. So really at this point, I have no idea what the fuck the Markers are supposed to do. Don't know if they're the only real hope you have against the Necros or if they're ultimately the cause of the Necros.

Just know that at this point, I really don't care. The series only marginally held my interest to begin with, and now that they've done gone turned it into Resident Evil 5 in Space, I just can't bring myself to be interested in it anymore.

The Original Black Marker would drive anyone insane and cause hallucinations. Just like the red marker on Aegis VII.While some see dead relatives warning them of "Convergence," others hear whispers "from the Marker" telling them that it offers eternal life through Convergence. Only the Original Black Marker did this while the red marker only made some folks see dead love ones. Either one can cause a Necromorph outbreak.

Well, thanks to that trailer I got this sweet ass new desktop wallpaper:

I think that the trailer was cool. Hopefully the rest of the games atmosphere is like that. I'm going to grasp at straws to find anything good about this game. Hasn't been that hard, so far.

I think that this song could go well with a Dead Space trailer. It's just too bad this trailer contains nothing of value. I'm looking forward to this game, but the trailer is shit. Isaac walking through the snow, a few flashes of games, crests a hill to see a marker. It's just... unexciting.

ForgottenPr0digy:
The Original Black Marker would drive anyone insane and cause hallucinations. Just like the red marker on Aegis VII.While some see dead relatives warning them of "Convergence," others hear whispers "from the Marker" telling them that it offers eternal life through Convergence. Only the Original Black Marker did this while the red marker only made some folks see dead love ones. Either one can cause a Necromorph outbreak.

Then what's up with the extra documents I mentioned from a New Game + in DS1? They specifically mention that the marker actually sent the Necromorphs into dormancy, and as I said: in the movie it actively repels them.

Also, while we're on the subject of plotholes....

ForgottenPr0digy:

RJ 17:

Akichi Daikashima:
As a sidenote, WHY DOES NO-ONE JETTISON THE MARKERS INTO STARS? I refuse to believe that everyone became The Marker's bitch within it's immediate radius.

The lore is a whole jumbled mess of bullshit. According to the prequel movie to the first game (as well as bonus journal documents that appear in your inventory for a New Game + on the first game), The Markers are actually used AGAINST the Necromorphs. According to the bonus documents, any Necromorphs within the vicinity of the Marker go dormant. Their tissue stops growing and mutating, they lose their energy and basically go into hibernation. This would imply that the Marker in the first game was on that planet to serve as a form of prison for Hive Mind, ensuring that it remains dormant. In the animated movie, it actually projects an invisible forcefield that actively repels the Necromorphs, keeping them from swarming the last survivor on the Ishimaru (think that's the ship from the first one).

Yet in the game when you're hauling it around, the Necros have no problem running up and trying to tear a chunk off of you. The signals that The Marker gives off drives humans to hallucinate, go insane, and ultimately homocidal/suicidal. So really at this point, I have no idea what the fuck the Markers are supposed to do. Don't know if they're the only real hope you have against the Necros or if they're ultimately the cause of the Necros.

Just know that at this point, I really don't care. The series only marginally held my interest to begin with, and now that they've done gone turned it into Resident Evil 5 in Space, I just can't bring myself to be interested in it anymore.

The Original Black Marker would drive anyone insane and cause hallucinations. Just like the red marker on Aegis VII.While some see dead relatives warning them of "Convergence," others hear whispers "from the Marker" telling them that it offers eternal life through Convergence. Only the Original Black Marker did this while the red marker only made some folks see dead love ones. Either one can cause a Necromorph outbreak.

To add to what is said: In the book Dead Space: Martyr, the original marker is found at the bottom of a crater lake. It's extremely far down and there is a necromorph outbreak that stems from research directly on the marker itself. This also presents a scenario where when people are in close proximity to the marker, all flesh mutation and growing stops. The Marker existed at the bottom of the lake for a very long time and no one was affected by it. I think it caused the hallucinations but it didn't cause an kind of Necromorph outbreaks. In this case, the loved ones that were hallucinated about warned against messing with the marker and to beware convergence. I also am lead to believe that the one from the first Dead Space game was one of the manufactured ones like the one present on the Sprawl. I think so far, the only known non manmade version was the one from the crater lake. It's been a while since I read it, so I don't remember too much. I think the ones that are man made are like mutated versions of the marker, if indeed it is a prison or some sort of device that stops the Necromorph outbreaks. I think the man made ones almost promote convergence and Necromorph out breaks while the original at least tried to stop it. Perhaps the whole shutting down the mutations is just built into the proverbial DNA of the marker, something that cannot be changed. Despite the manmade markers propensity for promoting convergence through the hallucinations, like with Isaac's wife in the first and second games.

I hope we get some kind of closure out of this next Dead Space game though. I don't have any faith in EA's ability to make it appeal to a wider audience than it already has and don't expect one beyond this last one.

Baresark:

ForgottenPr0digy:

SNIP

To add to what is said: In the book Dead Space: Martyr, the original marker is found at the bottom of a crater lake. It's extremely far down and there is a necromorph outbreak that stems from research directly on the marker itself. This also presents a scenario where when people are in close proximity to the marker, all flesh mutation and growing stops. The Marker existed at the bottom of the lake for a very long time and no one was affected by it. I think it caused the hallucinations but it didn't cause an kind of Necromorph outbreaks. In this case, the loved ones that were hallucinated about warned against messing with the marker and to beware convergence. I also am lead to believe that the one from the first Dead Space game was one of the manufactured ones like the one present on the Sprawl. I think so far, the only known non manmade version was the one from the crater lake. It's been a while since I read it, so I don't remember too much. I think the ones that are man made are like mutated versions of the marker, if indeed it is a prison or some sort of device that stops the Necromorph outbreaks. I think the man made ones almost promote convergence and Necromorph out breaks while the original at least tried to stop it. Perhaps the whole shutting down the mutations is just built into the proverbial DNA of the marker, something that cannot be changed. Despite the manmade markers propensity for promoting convergence through the hallucinations, like with Isaac's wife in the first and second games.

I hope we get some kind of closure out of this next Dead Space game though. I don't have any faith in EA's ability to make it appeal to a wider audience than it already has and don't expect one beyond this last one.

The red markers are just copies of the original marker and the red marker in the game doesn't repeal any Necromorphs so I think the movie "downfall" is considered non-cannon because it contradicts the games and books.

The Black Marker fell to Earth 65 million years ago and was at the bottom of the ocean at yucatan peninsula.

Well, to be honest I'm not a big fan of "turning everything into a shooter to make it appeal to a wider audience" which seems to be the way everythign is going nowadays, especially with EA. We have tons of shooters, very few Survival Horror games comparitively, and especially few Survival Horror games that even try and BE Survival Horror.

That said I like the Franchise and would have tried it, but right now I'm probably going to take a pass due to their microtransaction gimmick to try and get you to pay real money for in-game crafting materials. To be honest I might have tried to slog through it while ignoring the micro transactions, but after listening to Jim's latest in "The Jimquisition" I decided I'm not going to do it. I just can't. If I have to give up on a game I would have bought otherwise to make a point, I'll do it where most people won't, and I hope others follow my example this time.

If EA patches out the Microtransaction gimmick, I'll try it. Otherwise their best bet is getting. Otherwise their best hope of getting my money is a moment of weakness during a STEAM sale. If it's on sale for 75% off or whatever I might be tempted... but even then... well, to say it disgusts me at this point is an understatement.

ForgottenPr0digy:

Baresark:

ForgottenPr0digy:

SNIP

To add to what is said: In the book Dead Space: Martyr, the original marker is found at the bottom of a crater lake. It's extremely far down and there is a necromorph outbreak that stems from research directly on the marker itself. This also presents a scenario where when people are in close proximity to the marker, all flesh mutation and growing stops. The Marker existed at the bottom of the lake for a very long time and no one was affected by it. I think it caused the hallucinations but it didn't cause an kind of Necromorph outbreaks. In this case, the loved ones that were hallucinated about warned against messing with the marker and to beware convergence. I also am lead to believe that the one from the first Dead Space game was one of the manufactured ones like the one present on the Sprawl. I think so far, the only known non manmade version was the one from the crater lake. It's been a while since I read it, so I don't remember too much. I think the ones that are man made are like mutated versions of the marker, if indeed it is a prison or some sort of device that stops the Necromorph outbreaks. I think the man made ones almost promote convergence and Necromorph out breaks while the original at least tried to stop it. Perhaps the whole shutting down the mutations is just built into the proverbial DNA of the marker, something that cannot be changed. Despite the manmade markers propensity for promoting convergence through the hallucinations, like with Isaac's wife in the first and second games.

I hope we get some kind of closure out of this next Dead Space game though. I don't have any faith in EA's ability to make it appeal to a wider audience than it already has and don't expect one beyond this last one.

The red markers are just copies of the original marker and the red marker in the game doesn't repeal any Necromorphs so I think the movie "downfall" is considered non-cannon because it contradicts the games and books.

The Black Marker fell to Earth 65 million years ago and was at the bottom of the ocean at yucatan peninsula.

Was that where it was in the book... OK, I didn't remember. I'm inclined to agree that the movie is non-canonical. I'm not surprised much by it. I get the impression that studios that specialize in Anime wouldn't know canon if it punched them in the face.

That probably would've been awesome if the video was direct well at all... it's just a bunch of cross fading in a kind of dull environment with nothing going on...<.<

though for shits n giggles I would've used the Bone Thugs N Harmony cover of Take Me Home, which is more of a sample, but still... kind of awesome...<.<

I have to say that was a damn cool trailer. Not buying the game, but DAMN was that a cool trailer.

Adam Jensen:
That's actually a great trailer. But I'm still not getting the game, EA. Nice try though.

gotta agree, great trailer, fits really well with that music piece, but EA will not get to sneak by with their dirty hands onto my money, not this time.

Pretty neat trailer and cool song choice. Always did had a soft spot for Phil Collins.

Sorry, being someone who actually saw Miami Vice when it was on TV, "In The Air Tonight" means incoming drug related violence, not sci fi combat to me.

All I saw was Rick Grimes killing Necromorphs on an ice planet. Now I'll never unsee it.

Okay first...it can't be good for anyone to be running around on a ice planet in heavy metal armour it doesn't exactly look like it's built with any insulation.

That aside I really liked the remix of that song and am hoping they release it some time...then again I'm willing to bet EA will charge 10 bucks for it.

The trailer had some nice visuals and seemed pretty well put together and I found the song pretty effective. It kind of gave everything a last stand kind of vibe. I'm still not touching this game, but a nice trailer.

Also isn't Isaac supposed to be a blue collared every man? Why would he be jumping down towards the thing that is obviously bad news Stallone style?(pardon my ignorance but from any clip I have ever seen he's panicking and wondering where the hell the closest door is away from the scary things)

It doesn't really lend atmosphere to it though...it is hilariously out of place.

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