Dead Space 3 Trailer Includes New Co-op

Written by Chris Barraclough on Tue, Jun 5, 2012 10:44 AM
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Survival horror fans waited with pounding hearts for the EA conference to kick off at E3 last night, and were rewarded with an action-packed trailer for Dead Space 3, due out February 2013.

The trailer reveals the story and location of the hotly anticipated third game, as well as some of the radically changed game mechanics...

Poor old Isaac isn't having a good day again. After barely escaping with feisty partner Ellie in Dead Space 2, they've now gone and crash-landed on yet another planet - a desolate ice world that seems to be the source of all the terrifying gribblies. Perhaps time that Isaac took some driving lessons? Isaac wakes up alone, but quickly teams up with another survivor to track down Ellie and find a way to stop the beasties once and for all.

The most obvious change is Dead Space 3's co-op gameplay, which sees Isaac teaming up with a pissed-off grunt called John Carver. Before you have horrifying flashbacks to Resident Evil 5, you can breathe easy - there will be a full-legnth solo campaign alongside the bolted-on co-op mode, which adds to the single-player story.

There also appears to be a lot of mega-sized bosses in Dead Space 3 if the trailer's anything to go by, with the usual glowing hotspot weak points to take out. We reckon this will be the most epic game in the series, ramping up the action even further from Dead Space 2. Atmosphere might take a hit in return, with fewer of the creepy empty corridors found in the first game, but we're sure Dead Space 3 will pack plenty of pants-spattering moments too.

We also catch a brief glimpse of melee combat in the trailer, which should be an excellent addition - those gribblies pounce on you damn fast, and we can't wait to get slicing and dicing with bayonets.

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14:32 Oct-20-2012

Gr8 BLog buddy :)

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03:06 Aug-23-2012

I don't like this Co-Op thing one bit :(

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12:31 Jun-05-2012

O thought it was co-op with a buddy and I could actually play a game with one of the buds here 'cause I'm sure it will run just fine on my machine.. this was a major pro for me. :(

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13:33 Jun-05-2012

I think it's similar to the co-op in Raccoon City; if you don't have friends (LOL) there are AI buddies instead ;)

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13:36 Jun-05-2012

Dats sad! Oh n BTW, i actually read dat as John Carter n went on reading until suddenly, i was like,"John Carter!? in Dead Space 3!?", went back a couple of sentences n BAM! it read John Carver! Lucky EA...dey wudnt wanna go thru wat Disney did..Lol :D

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13:44 Jun-05-2012

Not very comforting...or you guys don't wanna play a game with me?

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13:48 Jun-05-2012

I'm always ready to play with you ;)

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13:50 Jun-05-2012

+2

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13:53 Jun-05-2012

LOOL :D

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