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Dead Space 3 NA Release Date, Pre-Order Bonuses Detailed

Written by: Jon Charles - Published: Thursday, August 16th, 2012

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Along with a Gamescom gameplay demo of Dead Space 3, Visceral Games revealed pre-order bonuses. Players will be able to get access to two suits from the start of the game, and full details are below.


You’re skeptical about Dead Space 3? Well the gameplay demo didn’t look really bad, or great

EA’s Gamescom conference opened the biggest gaming event in Europe yesterday, and a game featured during the hour-long conference was Dead Space 3. While criticized for being a departure from the horror roots Dead Space planted, the demo didn’t look too bad.

Pre-Order Bonuses: Suits And More

However, before we talk about the demo, developers Visceral Games unveiled pre-order bonuses for the title. Players can pre-order for access to two suits at the start of the game, though we’re not sure how exactly players acquire the suits.

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There’s the First Contact bundle, including a suit of the same name. It sports a gold finish, offering long-term protection against space exposure, and the goal-covered Negotiator Weapon. Negotiator has two modes of fire: a single shot capable of blowing a man-size organism into several pieces, and a second mode for dismembering life from a distance. Appealing.

The second bundle is called Witness of Truth, including the Witness Suit. It’s covered completely in grafitti; meanwhile, the Evangelizer Weapon has an assault rifle on the top and a shotgun below. You can use both individually.

Along with the horror-themed gameplay trailer, Visceral Games showed a gameplay segment where Isaac Clarke crash lands and finds himself flying through space. Avoiding, he eventually goes flying through an exploding ship and finds himself back in space. It’s not the action focus many fans, including myself, want from the title. It’s good news then that the the trailer is horror-themed, even if EA thinks you need to broaden the audience to sell five million units.

Visceral Games, EA Disillusioning Fans?

At the Dead Space 3 demo during E3 2012, there was a mixed reaction towards the title. The demo continued the trend of showing action-centric gameplay snippets, because it’s apparently what the gamers want. We’ll have to see if Dead Space 3, at least, pays homage to its horror origin.

Release Date

Dead Space 3 launches February 5 in North America and February 8 in Europe for Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3.

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Written by: Jon Charles
Jonathan is a writer on the technology and video game industries. He is comfortable with using Mac OS X and Windows; he began using Windows with Windows XP during his early double-digit years, and started using OS X in 2009 on a MacBook Pro. He began gaming on the SNES back in the 90s.

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