‘Dead Space 3′ Releases Today, First DLC Announced, Play Catch Up With A New Trailer

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If you didn’t go wait out in line at midnight last night with the weirdos that hang out in a Game Stop late, you’ve probably quickly snuck in and out of a Best Buy today to pick up Dead Space 3. If you’re new to the series and this is your first Dead Space experience, I suggest you head past the break and check out “The Story So Far” trailer. It gets you up to date on what some of the history of the games and without major spoilers gives you info on the 1st 2 games. It’s also good if you need an all around refresher like me. Head past the break for info on the 1st DLC, screens, and the trailer.

Immediately following Dead Space 3’s release, also announced the “Awakened” DLC. In Dead Space 3 Awakened, players will experience the franchise’s darkest chapters as the Necromorph battles become even more gruesome and terrifying than ever before. The pack will be available in March on the PlayStation®Network and PC via Origin.com for $9.99 and Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for 800 MS Points. Quite a vague description, but this statement from Steve Papoutsis makes it all worth not really knowing what it is. “In Dead Space 3 Awakened, gamers will experience some of the most disturbing content they have ever seen in a Dead Space game – they are going to love it.”

Source: DPVG News For Your Dead Necro Friends
  • doomas10

    I will definitely buy this but it looks just another average shoot everything game. DS had so mch potential….and now its all downhill. Everything is being made for 15 year olds. I want some gritty scary games. Is it too much or should I join the crowd as well? O_o

    • Se_7_eN

      Visceral started making Dead Space 3 with action, not survival horror in mind. That is a 100% fact stated from people who have worked on it.

      Frictional seems to be the only one who really cares about real horror anymore, so if you have yourself a decent PC, wait for Amnesia a Machine For Pigs. Just PLEASE do not buy this game… Unless you liked the demo?

      Not to mention the PR for this game says enough… Isn’t it weird how you can’t actually see negative reviews? They are there… Yet invisible.

      http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/dead-space-3

      The front page says 0, but when you select “User reviews” there is a great big list of them.

      http://kotaku.com/5981910/pr-vs-reality-a-dead-space-3-story

      • doomas10

        EA has done everything in their power to get critical acclaimed. Have you seen what they posted? They claim they got 91 when they really got 79! Lol. I want to see how the story progress but we all know how it will be…Like resident evil…I am going to play the original again. It will always be awesome for me!

  • Se_7_eN

    Ha! I read this as “… pay catch up” would have been more fitting.

    This game is a joke.

  • JRisner

    I don’t know whether to shake my head or find amusement in the vast amount of armchair critics that fill the web – setting impossible standards based on nostalgia for games of past generations that – though good for their time – aren’t the masterpieces that people make them out to be. It’s not limited to games – the same nostalgia effect can be found in “critical” reviews of movies, tv series, and even books.

    I’ve learned over time to sweep reviews under the rug – positive or negative. Of critics and fans alike. Particularly the so-called “core” fans who clamor so desperately for days past.

    I pre-ordered Dead Space 3 the day it was unveiled. I loved the first and second installments, and I had faith that this one would not disappoint. And it didn’t. But don’t take my word for it. You want to know whether or not you’ll like a game? Get a review from someone you trust. Or, better yet, try the game yourself. But, for the love of all that is unholy, disregard metacritic and all the other facets of armchair critics that lurk the underbelly of the web who seem to think that giving something a bad review somehow makes them superior to the masses.

  • GreigShelob

    I was very skeptical with this until I played the demo. Sure it’s more action oriented but at least it’s still kinda true to it’s roots unlike Resident Evil 6.

    I wasn’t too keen on DS2 as I thought the story was a bit too “out there” but it was still a good game with the same playability of the first one.

    I pre-ordered DS3 but as I’m in the UK it was only posted 2 days ago because the release day is tomorrow.