New Dead Space 3 trailer paints a chilling scenario
August 17, 2012By:
by: Tim G. Villasor
Electronic Arts’ Dead Space series remains one of the last true-blue survival horror franchises in the video game industry.
Played in a third-person perspective and reminiscent of Alien and Event Horizon, the game follows the exploits of one Isaac Clarke, an engineer who has the misfortune of encountering monstrous alien creatures known as Necromorphs.
The first game, of the series set in the 26th century, takes place aboard the U.S.S Ishimura, a mining vessel that has the misfortune of containing the Necromorph threat. Isaac escapes the horrific experience, only to disappear for three years and end up in the Sprawl, a space station orbiting Saturn’s moon Titan.
The second game takes place here, and finds the reluctant engineer back facing the monsters again. He manages to cheat death and escape again, alongside fellow survivor Ellie Langford.
After two initial installments that spawned a successful franchise comprised of a prequel, spin-off games, tie-in animated movies, and novels, EA is prepared to step up and deliver another terrifying space-horror adventure with Dead Space 3.
Once again, Isaac is the main protagonist, accompanied by Ellie. Set on an icy planet known as Tau Volantis, the two explore findings of another planetcracker ship much like the Ishimura. Joining them is a man named Sergeant John Carver, who acts as the deuteragonist and second playable character of the game, made available by a new drop in/ drop out Co-Op feature specifically made for this adventure. New enemies appear as well that are not only limited to Necromorphs, and come in the form of Unitologist soldiers who are after the Markers. New environmental hazards brought about by the artic setting bring new danger to this installment, making this arguably the most challenging installment for Dead Space fans yet.
Debuting at this week’s Gamescom, a brand new trailer for Dead Space 3 showcases what players can expect when the game arrives for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Microsoft Windows come February 5th next year. If you though the first two games were chilling, this one seeks to set the bar to a higher and more frightening pace than ever before. Check out the trailer, and find out whether your cut out to survive deep space survival horror anew. — GMA News