EA revealed at Gamescom today that upcoming sci-fi horror sequel Dead Space 3 will be released on February 5, 2013 in North America, followed by a European release on February 8.
Relocating the action from space to the frozen tundras of the planet Tau Volantis, the game will follow protagonists Isaac Clarke and Sergeant John Carver as they attempt to stop the Necromorph alien threat of the first two games for good.
Dead Space‘s horror element was an integral part of the first two games, and the threequel’s addition of drop in/drop out co-op mode, along with a heightened focus on action, drew a mixed reaction at E3 in June, where the game was officially announced.
But mixing things up a bit could be necessary to stop the series going stale. In any case, you’ll be able to decide for yourself when Dead Space 3 hits shelves in February.
Check out the full press release from EA below, via Joystiq:
EA FORECASTS THE WORLD’S DEADLIEST WINTER WHEN DEAD SPACE 3 RELEASES ON FEBRUARY 8, 2013
Dead Space 3 Limited Edition Gives Players Advanced Spacesuits and Weapons to Help Overcome Deadly Necromorphs and the Icy, Harsh Alien Terrain
COLOGNE, Germany – Aug. 14, 2012 – Surviving violent, subzero conditions while fighting gigantic creatures, human enemies and blood-thirsty Necromorphs won’t be as easy as it sounds! Gamers can go it alone, or fortunately for fans everywhere, they will have the chance to face these terrors with a friend when Visceral Games, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio launches Dead Space 3 in Europe on February 8, 2013 (5 February 2013 in North America). From the lonely depths of space, to a graveyard of derelict spaceships, to a frozen planet with brutal conditions, Dead Space 3 takes action and terror to incredible new heights. In Dead Space 3, the fate of mankind rests in the hands of engineer Isaac Clarke and his new merciless co-op partner, John Carver. Survival is more difficult than ever before, but Visceral Games announced today that fans who pre-order the Dead Space 3 Limited Edition at participating retailers will have the advantage of using two bonus* suits and weapons, right when they start the game.