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Major Dead Space 3 Info Leak: Co-op, Cover System, Enemies Detailed


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.”

Source: IGN.

  1. SpikeyMikey23
    Since: Jul 2009

    Oooooh I can read this as I have no interest in playing Dead Space. I have watched playthrough videos on youtube though, I’m just too much of a pussy to play the game myself haha

    Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 10:19.
  2. Smallville2106
    Since: Feb 2011

    Looking forward to this.I just hope it doesn’t end up being too action orientated though.

    Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 10:27.
  3. Jakster123x
    Since: Aug 2011

    A cover system? Why?

    Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 10:53.
  4. jbni
    Since: Apr 2010

    Gears of Dead Space!

    Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 12:28.
  5. Crazy_Del
    Since: Jul 2009

    I prefer Solo as it’s suppose to be scary it’s a survival not action. I am also worried there will be a ‘revive partner’ when both Dead Space you get sliced by a necromorph!
    I do love co-op but not on Dead Space. Will wait and see. I’d be fighting over ammo and nodes. They all sound very similarly. to FEAR 3 co-op

    Also the last bit with soldiers pack with weapons against a Plasma Cutter – yeah sounds like an action game now, looks like Survival horror is gone along with Resident Evil series. =(

    Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 12:52.
  6. yogdog
    Since: Feb 2010

    They’ve changed the plasma cutter? Not happy about that, it’s the signature weapon of the damned games, pretty much…
    Some of the other stuff sounds great though.

    Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 13:22.
  7. shields_t
    Since: Oct 2008

    Despite. Spoliers. Warning. Just. Can’t. Help. Reading.

    Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 13:46.
  8. Burgess_101
    Since: May 2009

    Co-op is all I neeeded to hear! I cant wait to try this out with my brother.

    Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 17:11.
  9. MadJunkBoy
    Since: Aug 2010

    i refuse to read this since the warning of spoilers… or is it in game content kind of spoilers or is it campaign?

    Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 17:16.
    • Kaminari
      Since: Jan 2010

      It’s about gameplay. And after the wreckage of a scenario that was DS2, I think everyone is immune to spoilers in this series.

      Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 18:41.
  10. Kaminari
    Since: Jan 2010

    Co-op would be nice IF each player had to go their own ways from time to time to resolve puzzles. That would dramatically up the tension. Something like Project Eden… 12 years ago.

    Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 18:45.

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