Just a reminder this morning that it's February 5th and Dead Space 3 is in stores now. The much-anticipated third-person shooter is available in North America today and will arrive in Europe this Friday, February 8th.
Dead Space 3 follows the story of franchise protagonist Isaac Clarke as he arrives on Tau Volantis with Ellie Langford and a new character, John Carver. The addition of Carver makes for an awesome drop-in, drop-out cooperative experience as a second player can join the action at any time, playing as the grizzled soldier. Tau Volantis is a hostile, frozen nightmare that Carver and Clarke will have to survive if they hope to rescue Ellie, who becomes separated from them upon arriving on the planet.
Steve Papoutsis, Executive Producer on Dead Space 3, said this morning in a press release:
With Dead Space 3 our goal was to evolve the franchise bringing in innovative new features like drop-in/drop-out co-op, weapon crafting, and an engaging atmosphere while still retaining the incredible suspense, horror, action and sound that the series is known for.
Gamers are going to be thrown in and out of space, taken to a violent new ice planet and allowed to explore several different abandoned spaceships and caves. But we’re not stopping there. In Dead Space 3 Awakened, gamers will experience some of the most disturbing content they have ever seen in a Dead Space game – they are going to love it.
Early reviews for Dead Space 3 are looking great, with Italian review outlet Multiplayer.it and Australia's AusGamers both giving it a 9.0. Game Informer gave the game a 9.75 out of 10, saying that Dead Space 3 is, 'the most polished, well-paced entry in the excellent sci-fi horror series yet. Bringing a friend along for two-player co-op is a blast.'
We'll have our hands-on with Dead Space 3 up later today, so make sure to stay tuned on Facebook and Twitter for that. Dead Space 3 is in stores now on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.