Sun, Jun 03, 2012 | 14:32 BST
Dead Space 3 co-op confirmed, competitive multiplayer dropped
The latest Game Informer (via GAF) has confirmed co-op for Dead Space 3, but the competitive multiplayer that was introduced in Dead Space 2 has been scrapped altogether.
The co-op will, indeed, feature Issac and Carver, the dude from the graphic novel video earlier last week. Co-op will include new cutscenes and interactions outside the single-player. Visceral said in GI that if you only decide to go solo rather than partner up, “you’ll hear everything you need to hear to get the whole story.”
Visceral has also added a cover system to the game, a first for the series. There’s now also universal pickups for ammo around the world, which is confirmed to be Tau Volantis.
New Necromorph enemies will debut like Fodder, Feeders and something called by Visceral the Snow Beast, as well as a 30 story Necromorph centipede called the Nexus.
Feeders are described as “what happens when a human isn’t actually infected by a Swarm or by a Divider head,” according to Visceral, “but by necessity ends up eating the flesh of a turned necro.” For the Fodder, depending on how you kill them, they will transform into two different Necromorphs.
Visceral’s said in the magazine it’s aiming to have DS3 less linear than both 1 and 2, adding it wants the player to be able to find large environments and “unique beta missions” that aren’t required to complete the game.
Dead Space 3 is set for a February launch, according to GI. More details will be announced at EA’s press conference tomorrow evening. More on that here.