The latest game in EA’s attempt at survival Horror will be Dead Space 3, which is slotted for an early February release. According to OnlySP, EA has released some screenshots of the game that show off some of the zero gravity sections of the game. While most of the game’s campaign is set to take place on the frozen planet of Tau Volantis, the screenshots show that the player will also be going out into space in some levels.
The first game in the series had some zero-gravity sections, but they were more or less a gimmick at the time. The second game gave the main character, Isaac, thrusters so that he could navigate through the zero-gravity sections better. Considering how much the second game focused on action over horror, and how much the same will be true for Dead Space 3, it seems like a smart idea to let the character be more maneuverable.
In the first game in the series, Isaac Clarke is an engineer who has been hired to help repair the USG Ishimura, a planet cracker class starship hovering over Aegis VII that sent out a distress signal. Unfortunately, the shuttle Clarke is travelling on is damaged, his team is attacked by Necromorphs that have infested the ship and he gets separated from the rest of the team, necessitating the repair of several areas of the ship to reunite and find a way off. Isaac has a personal stake in fixing the Ishimura; his girlfriend Nicole Brennan is somewhere on the ship and Isaac has to rescue her.
More zero-g segments
Dead Space 2 takes place nearly three years after the events of Dead Space on an enormous space station called the Sprawl. Isaac Clarke, the protagonist from the first game, finds himself on the Sprawl, but his traumatic experience aboard the Ishimura has messed him up for good. His memory is failing him and he’s constantly haunted by the images of the girlfriend he failed to save. This overpowering guilt, mixed with trauma gives way to a severe case of dementia where Isaac has trouble differentiating fiction from reality. As if seeing random flashes of his dead chick wasn’t bad enough, another Necromorph infestation breaks out on the Sprawl leaving Isaac to fight for survival and figure out why his luck sucks this bad. Dead Space 2 was also the first game in the series to have multiplayer.
You can read our review of the second game of the series, Dead Space 2, here.