Dead Space 3 release date, pre-order bonuses and Gamescom trailer
God bless Gamescom, as Dead Space 3 gets a rather tasty little trailer showing that Isaac Clarke’s threequel has lost none of its sheer gut-wrenching terror and creepy necromorph-itis.
EA and Visceral have announced that pre-orders of the Dead Space 3 Limited Edition will get their hands on two bonus suit and weapon packs, although there’s no word on if the packs are available together or if separate retailers will get one each.
“First Contact” Bundle
- First Contact Suit: This unique EVA (Extra-Vehicular Activity) suit was built by the SCAF (Sovereign Colonies Armed Forces) for encounters with “foreign entities.” It sports a flamboyant golden finish to provide protection from long-term space exposure and thick armor for… unspecified reasons. The suit was given the nickname “First Contact” by the scientists who made it.
- Negotiator Weapon: While technically classified by the SCAF as a “scientific instrument,” the gold-plated “Negotiator” is loaded with some surprisingly aggressive hardware. The overclocked, top-mounted Tesla Beam is capable of bursting a man-sized organism into several pieces with a single shot. The bottom-mounted Linegun appears to have been built with the sole purpose of cleanly dismembering organic tissue from a distance.
“Witness the Truth” Bundle
- Witness Suit: These insulated suits were worn by a SCAF deep dig team assigned to exhume the darkest secrets of Tau Volantis. Whatever they found locked deep in the ice changed them forever. When they emerged weeks later, they were covered head to toe in strange graffiti and claimed to be “Witnesses to the Truth.”
- Evangelizer Weapon: A modification of the standard AL-2 used by the Sovereign Colonies Legionaries, this version sports a souped-up AL-2g assault rifle on the top with an Emerson 2100 “Big Boy” tactical shotgun on the bottom. The surviving “Witnesses” of the SCAF deep dig team dubbed it the Evangelizer and decorated them top to bottom with strange symbols.
A lot of hoo-hah was abound over the interwebs from fans of the franchise wondering if the new, more action-oriented gameplay shown off at this year’s E3 would replace the spine-tingling chills of the previous two games – and unless this trailer has been cleverly edited to throw us off the scent, we definitely think you’ll need to stock up on adult pampers for Dead Space 3′s 8th February 2013 release date.