Dead Space 3 Gamescom 2012 Trailer + Demo, Release Date Revealed

As one of next year’s most highly anticipated games, expectations are high for the third entry in the critically acclaimed Dead Space series. During their recent Gamescom press conference, EA finally revealed the release date for Visceral Games’ latest survival horror title. Fans now have a new glimpse into the gameplay with the latest Dead Space 3 trailer and demo, which are bound to get your adrenaline pumping!

The game’s release date is set for February 5th, 2013 in North America, closely followed by a February 8th release date in Europe. It’ll be available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. EA also revealed that Dead Space 3 will include customisable weapon crafting, which will allow you to collect parts for your weapons and upgrade them with various features in order to help you in your gory battle.

Electronic Arts went on to announce the Dead Space 3 Limited Edition. Gamers who pre-order the Limited Edition will gain access to the first two game bundles: “First Contact” and “Witness the Truth”.

EA provided the following details on the first two bundles:

“First Contact” Bundle

· 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.

“Witness the Truth” Bundle

· 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.

Fans of the franchise who were worried that Dead Space 3 was straying from its deep and intense survival horror roots in turn for more action orientated gameplay, will be very pleased with the new trailer which reaffirms that Dead Space 3 will be just as frightening as the previous games in the series!

Check out the trailer:

Gameplay demo:

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