E3: Dead Space 3 Sends Isaac Clarke to an Icy Grave

| 4 Jun 2012 17:00

The Dead Space series get a little chilly.

Fans of the Dead Space series may want to invest in some thermal underwear for the next entry into the action-horror series. Electronic Arts revealed the latest trailer for Dead Space 3, which sends series protagonist Isaac Clarke to a hostile and ice-covered planet in search of a way to end the Necromorph threat once and for all.

Along with the trailer, EA showcased several minutes of co-operative gameplay footage, featuring John Carver, a new character to the series who was introduced in an animated short last week.

In the gameplay demo, both players fought their way through a mining facility full of Necromorphs and an automated gigantic drill. Upon disabling the drill and escaping back outside, the pair engaged in a brief firefight with heavily armed soldiers before a giant Necromorph intervened, leading to a spectacular but brief boss fight. The demo ended with Isaac and Carver getting sucked into the boss' stomach, which implies that things in Dead Space 3 remain just as icky as they have in the past.

One thing to note from the footage is that there appears to be much more gunplay in comparison to the previous two games, hinting that Dead Space 3 may be leaning a little more towards "action" than "horror" in its gameplay.

Dead Space 3 is scheduled to arrive in February 2013 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

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