The long awaited Dead Space 3 trailer is finally here and my oh my is it tasty. I’m sure there are plenty fans who will see this brighter and more co-op focused Dead Space as a sign that the series is beginning to follow Resident Evil in favoring action over horror, but before your eyes turn red and steam starts pouring out of your ears Elmer Fudd style, remember: that’s what a lot of us thought with Dead Space 2. The fact that the co-op is optional–meaning you can go it alone with the cumbersome AI companion–only makes this game even more exciting. Head past the break for our the debut trailer and a little co-op gameplay from what will definitely be one of next year’s most anticipated games.
In an announcement that shouldn’t surprise anyone, EA has confirmed that the “mysterious” Dead Space reveal at E3 next week is indeed going to be Dead Space 3. So if you like your news official, rather than the steady leakage of info we’ve witnessed over the last handful of months, then you should most definitely stay tuned for our E3 coverage next week. But that’s not all of the Dead Space 3 goodness I have for you today–head past the jump for an official high-res screenshot. READ MORE
The steady drip feed of information regarding the highly anticipated Dead Space 3 continues with a slimy Necromorph spanking batch of screenshots that show off the game’s long-rumored co-op, as well as some new suits, weapons and hideous monsters with faces only a mother could love. Well, I love them too, but for entirely different reasons. When I see a Necoromorph’s face I’m overwhelmed with the urge to kiss it, but not with my lips, oh no sir, that’s too unsanitary. I want to kiss them on the face with the dangerous end of my plasma cutter. Ha! Good luck biting me after I’ve strategically dismembered your head from your body! I AM ADAM, TOAST ENTHUSIAST AND SLAYER OF NECROMORPHS. Oh, and check out the screenshots after the jump.
We all know it’s coming, it’s really only a matter of time. EA has confirmed a new Dead Space that’s in development and set to come out by Spring 2013. Then there’s the matter of the chilly new logo that was leaked yesterday, adding fuel to the fiery rumor that EA will officially unveil Dead Space 3 at E3 next week. Dead Space 2 only came out last year, but it feels like it’s been much longer than that and I’ve since been struggling with an itch that only Dead Space can scratch. If you’re also looking to get your fix I highly suggest checking out the very cool animated graphic novel that can be found after the break. It looks great and introduces some new elements that may or may not appear in the upcoming game.
We’ve been drip fed bits of story and setting details for the all-but-confirmed Dead Space 3, which is very likely to be revealed at E3 next week, and the newest bit is this icy new logo that was leaked online earlier today. It’s been rumored the game will take place on Tau Volantis, a planet with whiteout blizzards, that should make for an interesting change of scenery. I’m expecting something along the lines of The Thing, only with strategic dismemberment. Head past the break for the first screenshot from what could very well end up being the second sexiest adventure I’ve had in the snow. READ MORE
Continuing our annual tradition of using our seemingly endless knowledge of the gaming industry to predict what will happen at the biggest gaming event of the year, we have again donned our mystic robes and whipped out our big crystal balls. Also, my crystals balls are way bigger than TJ’s, just in case anyone was wondering about that. So if you’re one of the unlucky many that won’t be attending E3 this year, I suggest you head past the break for much prophesying and soothsayery. READ MORE
Dead Space 3 is almost definitely the game EA teased us with earlier this week, and if these new rumors prove true, Isaac Clarke’s next outing could be significantly different from his last. According to a source at IGN, the game could feature two-player co-op, tweaked weapon functions and new player abilities like crouching and evasive moves. Head past the break for more delicious details! READ MORE
It looks like E3 just got a lot more interesting. During its investor call earlier today, EA confirmed there is a new installment in the Dead Space series coming during the 2013 fiscal year, or by March 31. No word yet on whether this will be the highly anticipated Dead Space 3 or the third person adventure or shooter spin-off that have also been rumored to be in production, but there’s a very good chance we’ll have our burning questions answered at E3 next month. I’m putting my money on Dead Space 3, though I’d be happy with really anything that includes me strategically dismembering Necromorphs. I desperately need my Dead Space fix. How about you?
Come on EA, we know it’s coming, just announce it already. It’s been listed by game retailers, you’ve been hiring people to work on it, we know what engine it could be using, and we even know about Isaac’s growing insanity and its icy setting on a mysterious new planet called Tau Volantis. At this point Dead Space 3 is no secret, but just in case you’re still a little skeptical, a CV for a game designer at Visceral Games has just added a little more fuel to the fire. Also listed is Army of Two 3–hopefully not the final title, but even if it were it’d still be better than Army of Two: The 40th Day. It’s looking more and more likely that we’ll be seeing an official reveal at E3 in June. Now if they can get it out this year I think that’d make 2012 the best year ever for horror fans.
It seems South African-based BT Games knows something we don’t, as the retailer has begun accepting pre-orders for the still-unannounced Dead Space 3. EA hasn’t officially announced the game, though with the critical and commercial success of the last one, it wouldn’t be surprising to hear about it soon. There’s been no shortage of rumors about the game over the last couple months, including a possible snowy setting, that it could possibly use the Frostbite engine Battlefield 3 used, and that Isaac Clarke’s split personality disorder. In the past, BT Games has revealed Jak and Daxter HD and Mass Effect 3′s multiplayer, so it’s entirely possible that Dead Space 3′s announcement is very close. What would you like to see from the game? READ MORE
I have a double dose of Dead Space rumors for you, regarding the highly anticipated Dead Space 3, and the rumored FPS spin-off idea that EA’s supposedly been tinkering with lately. The first rumor is the third installment in the main series could be using the Frostbite Engine — otherwise known as the reason Battlefield 3 is such a gorgeous game.
Last year EA’s Visceral Games brand was expanded to the newly renamed Visceral Games Montreal, where a job listing recently popped up asking for a senior environmental designer to work on the Dead Space franchise. Head past the break for more info! READ MORE
Arjan Brussee, co-founder of Guerrilla Games and one of the main guys behind the Killzone series has jumped ship to join the bigger, bloodier ship that is Visceral Games. Brussee started off as a lead programmer at Epic Games where he worked on the platformer Jazz Jackrabbit. In 2003 he co-founded Guerrilla Games, the developer behind the Killzone series.
Brussee is now an executive producer at Visceral Games, the developer behind Dead Space and Dante’s Inferno. Hopefully he’ll be able to use his considerable experience to make sure EA drops that awful Dead Space flight sim idea. READ MORE
This is a two-parter, so you have not one, but two things to be happy about. The first is the news that EA’s currently on the hunt for three senior positions related to the Dead Space franchise. On the Gamasutra job board they’re asking for an Audio Director, Senior VFX Artist, and a Senior Development Director. Obviously, Dead Space 3 is a given, it’s only a matter of time, but this might be something else, perhaps an Extraction-like spin-off?
For those of you who like to play your games on a computer and haven’t yet experienced the terrifying orgasm of blood and flailing limbs that is the Dead Space series, Steam has some fantastic deals for both Dead Space and its sequel as a part of their summer camp sale (it ends tomorrow!). You can get Dead Space for $9.99, Dead Space 2 for $14.99, or get them both for $19.99. But really, if you haven’t played these games yet than you’re obviously certifiable, I mean, come on, they’re just so good. READ MORE