THE BUZZ: After a “Dead Space 3” logo leaked last week, it seems that we now have a first set of game details to go along with that logo.
Warning: The below may contain spoilers about Dead Space 3. Read at your own risk!
The first point mentioned about the game is quite interesting: instead of taking place aboard a spaceship, Dead Space 3 will instead play out on the icy planet of Tau Volantis. As the game begins, Dead Space protagonist Isaac crash lands on the wintery world, where he attempts to survive the harsh conditions by taking shelter in an abandoned station.
At the station, he finds a nearly-dead human, one who tells him that a group of survivors—which includes Ellie, a character from the original Dead Space—took off for another of the planet’s stations in hopes of survival.
Further on in the game, according to the report, Isaac will not only be reunited with Ellie, but will also meet Jennifer, a new “tech type” character. Jennifer is trying to reverse engineer the work done by a group called “Rosetta” in order to gain access to a codex found (presumably) on the planet.
The final detail in this leak is that the foes of Dead Space 3 are being referred to as “the hive mind”.
EGM’s TAKE: After loving the original Dead Space, I shamefully have not gotten to its sequel yet. If these details are indeed accurate, I’ll have to do so post-haste, as Dead Space 3 is sounding right up my alley. I love games that deal with surviving snow-covered planets, and knowing the Dead Space team, they could do some awesome things with the idea.