Get Deep Inside ‘Dead Space 3’s’ Necromorphs Before They Get Deep Inside You

Dead Space 3 Waster (7)

One of the best parts about a Dead Space game is getting a good look at the incredibly demented creatures that are going to be destroying you. Ripping you limb from limb, and playing around with your giblets. Every creature is straight from the depths of your nightmares, and they keep getting better and better. If you head past the break you can get an inside look at some of the Necros you’ll be seeing in Dead Space 3 along with descriptions of them. Dead Space 3 is so close I can feel my space madness approaching. February 5th on the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360.

Feeder

There are several strange stories of cannibalism related to a military expedition to Tau Volantis. While some can be attributed to madness, most were the result of desperation. Trapped in snow-covered shacks with an empty larder, Necromorphs pounding at the doors, and no hope of fresh supplies these soldiers began to lose hope. The only things they had in abundance were bullets and Necromorph corpses piling up outside. Those that broke down and consumed the flesh of their reanimated former friends were only temporarily sated. Soon after ingestion, the tainted flesh began to kill off their internal organs one by one and take them over. Their bright lights began to hurt their eyes and the hunger became worse. The only thing that seemed to make it better was consuming more flesh. This continued until their vital organs were attacked internally and the victims died one by one. When the Necromorph conversion was complete, they rose again as Feeders; insatiable, ravenous and deadly. They travel in groups and exist only to feed. Be wary about interrupting Feeders on the prowl. Once they’ve caught your scent, their screams will alert their companions and soon you’ll be running for your life.

Swarm Infector

The Swarm Infectors are small, highly mobile, spider-like creatures that seek out corpses to transform into Necromorphs. They typically enter the corpse through the mouth, burrow their plump bodies down the esophagus and self-detonate, releasing viscous, yellow goo. The fluid quickly enters the body’s natural conduits and soon the corpse spasms uncontrollably as the Necromorph infection takes over. What once was a lifeless corpse rises as a deadly Necromorph now intent on creating more corpses to join its ranks. When Swarm Infectors cannot find a corpse, they make a beeline for the nearest living target and swarm them. Helmets can only deter these clever creatures for so long and if even a single one reaches your mouth, it will be too late to stop it.

Twitcher

Militaries have been using adrenaline units for years to keep their soldiers going in the thick of battle. On Tau Volantis, this method was used to allow dig teams to perform extended work shifts as they delved for the planet’s secrets. But something deadly was waiting for them in the snow. As the Necromorph infection took over their lifeless corpses, it merged with the excess adrenaline creating blindingly fast aberrations known as Twitchers. They can cross a canyon in the blink of an eye and tear a man to pieces in seconds. Your only hope of survival is to use a Stasis Module to slow them down long enough to dismember their limbs.

Waster

The Wasters are seemingly unmolested corpses save for a luminescent goo that oozes from their eyes and mouth. They arm themselves with makeshift weapons which they use with brutal efficiency. But this human-like façade hides a more alien interior. Lopping off their arms and legs can cause the Waster to shed its human layer releasing the masses of writhing tentacles that reside within. This adaptability makes them fierce and unpredictable opponents. Unless it’s stopped moving entirely, the Waster should always be considered a major threat.

Source: DPVG News For Enemies Of The Dark
  • doomas10

    is it my idea or these necromorphs do not look like at all the old news? I prefer the old ones. Played the demo for DS3 and when you cut the necromorph is half it has spikes in the rest of the body…Pfff reminds me the resident evil 6 creatures. Dead space was awesome – even 2 has its moments. But taking away the unique style of the necromorphs and introduce these new “advanced”? enemies? Nuh…they look like zombies now (like the pick where the dude is holding the pickaxe). Am I the only one who sees these similarities?

    • Se_7_eN

      You aren’t the only one… Dead Space 3 is terrible to put it lightly.

      Visceral games said that they are aiming to make Dead Space 3 a 4a title. The way they planned on doing that was removing the lonely horror elements and adding in more “gun play”. That is why you now see smarter necromorphs, necromorphs with guns, and human militarized enemies.

      By removing the horror from the game they are hoping to increase sales, while horror games do sell well (a few million), it does not make them a top tier selling genre.

      • doomas10

        such a shame really. I was raised with horror games – resident evil, silent hill, when ideas did matter. Now this – dead space – had lot of potential but having the same guy going from necromorph infection to necromorph infection in different places loses its momentum. Everyone will die except one person or not and Isaac will carry on. I will buy dead space 3 – to see where the story will go but I hardly think that i will like it at all. The first one was an exercise for tough nerves! No more experiences like these nowdays :(