IGN has gone live with a big Dead Space 3 leak, citing a ‘source’ and detailing a good chunk of the game that EA have still yet to really talk about outside of investor calls. Whilst we’re expecting a good look at Dead Space 3 at EA next month, this serves as a handy taster.
Warning, whilst we can’t verify any of this information, we suggest there are massive spoilers below.
The site talks about “drop-in, drop out co-op”, with Isaac’s partner someone with a “gnarly scar on his face, an engineering RIG of his own, and glowing red eyes peering from his helmet”. They also confirm previous rumours that the game will be set in a snowy, desolate location.
“At one point in Dead Space 3,” says the leak, “Isaac and his counterpart stumble, wounded, bloody, and missing chunks of armor, out of burnt wreckage together. In single-player, the same scene happens without the other character.”
“Players will also work together (using telekinesis, for instance) to interact with pieces of the environment. In addition, you’ll be able to share ammo with and heal your co-op partner, although there is no revive system – once someone’s down and dead, both players reload the last checkpoint.”
There are changes to the weaponry, too. “The Plasma Cutter, whose default horizontal shot changed to vertical, is an entirely different weapon now,” says the detailed, but somewhat speculative report. “Its alt-fire mode now has a similar knockback effect to the Force Gun. The Pulse Rifle features the saw-blades as a secondary firing mode.”
Isaac himself is more nimble, too, and it looks like there’s a cover system on the way.
“Crouching is one of Isaac’s most notable new abilities, and it functions as his means of cover as he hides behind small objects. The left/right evasive roll is unquestionably the most significant change we know of in his new skill set.”
And enemies? Human beings, alongside the usual Necromorphs. “Heavily armored soldiers pack guns and grenades to use against you,” say IGN.
“Of course, these guys become Necromorphs as well.”