Electronic Arts made Dead Space 3 fans very happy when they announced the official release date of the game at GamesCom. The upcoming horror-survival game has been set for launch on February 5, 2013 in North America and February 8th in Europe for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.
EA have also announced players who pre-order the limited edition version of the game will have first access to two game bundles: ‘First Contact’ and ‘Witness the Truth’. Each of these bundles will contain an advanced suit and ruthless new weapon.
The ‘First Contact’ bundle will contain:
First Contact Suit: This unique EVA (Extra-Vehicular Activity) suit was built by the SCAF (Sovereign Colonies Armed Forces) for encounters with “foreign entities.” It sports a flamboyant golden finish to provide protection from long-term space exposure and thick armor for… unspecified reasons. The suit was given the nickname ‘First Contact’ by the scientists who made it.
Negotiator Weapon: While technically classified by the SCAF as a “scientific instrument,” the gold-plated “Negotiator” is loaded with some surprisingly aggressive hardware. The overclocked, top-mounted Tesla Beam is capable of bursting a man-sized organism into several pieces with a single shot. The bottom-mounted Linegun appears to have been built with the sole purpose of cleanly dismembering organic tissue from a distance.
The ‘Witness the Truth’ bundle will contain:
Witness Suit: These insulated suits were worn by a SCAF deep dig team assigned to exhume the darkest secrets of Tau Volantis. Whatever they found locked deep in the ice changed them forever. When they emerged weeks later, they were covered head to toe in strange graffiti and claimed to be “Witnesses to the Truth.”
Evangelizer Weapon: A modification of the standard AL-2 used by the Sovereign Colonies Legionaries, this version sports a souped-up AL-2g assault rifle on the top with an Emerson 2100 “Big Boy” tactical shotgun on the bottom. The surviving “Witnesses” of the SCAF deep dig team dubbed it the Evangelizer and decorated them top to bottom with strange symbols.
Dead Space 3 will take players on a terrifying adventure to the lonely depths of space. Isaac Clarke and his new co-op partner John Carver must save mankind but survival will be challenging due to the vicious conditions they have to endure. Now with the option to play co-op, players can experience the horror together, as well as enjoy additional story details and side missions.