Dead Space 3
Dead Space 3
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Dead Space 3 is an upcoming survival horror video game, developed by Visceral Games. Announced at E3 2012 on June 4, 2012, it is the sequel to Dead Space 2 and will be the third main entry of the Dead Space series. Primarily set on a frozen planet called Tau Volantis, the game will follow protagonists Isaac Clarke and Sergeant John Carver as they attempt to stop the Necromorph scourge for good.


Drop-in/drop-out co-op was announced at EA's E3 2012 press conference, stating that this will unlock "additional story details and gameplay mechanics only found when playing as the co-op character, EarthGov Sergeant John Carver."

A Visceral Games developer has confirmed it was "always intended to have co-op in Dead Space" and cites that one of their inspirations and role models, System Shock 2, also had co-op support. He also pointed out that if the player chooses to play alone, John Carver "may appear at some points (as do other NPCs) but for the most part he is not there."

In Dead Space 3 player characters Isaac Clarke and John Carver will be able to roll and take cover to avoid attacks. The new ability to dodge was described by a Visceral Games developer as essential, as it "felt dumb/terrible not to have it" and that they have been "making Isaac more responsive," as they "want the horror to come from the terrible things that happen in the game; not from the horror that something is moving slowly towards you and you can't shoot it because the game controls like a piece of crap." The cover system is also described as 'organic' in nature, as the player does not need to "walk up to certain tagged things and press the cover button; Isaac or Carver just does the action that is appropriate for the given situation."


After the Sprawl incident, Isaac and Ellie discover Tau Volantis, where the ruins of another planetcracker ship are found. Realizing that these miners had found the "source" of the Markers, they meet Sgt. John Carver and crash-land on the frigid planet; however, Ellie is separated from the others in the process. As a result, Isaac resolves to save her along with his original goal of stopping the Markers.[6] Many obstacles the two must face include a new human enemy, Unitologist soldiers; environmental hazards like falling machinery and a giant mining drill; and new variants of Necromorph like the giant insect-like Nexus.