Some video games have settings that do more than add mood to a story; they feel like characters of their own. I’m not just talking about the sprawling landscapes of open-world adventures like those in Red Dead Redemption or the The Elder Scrolls games. Instead, I’m interested in settings with a contained power — and sometimes, they’re more than they initially seem.
So hit the break for settings that carry power and meaning for their respective games. (And if you haven’t played the games, beware of minor spoilers!)
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Visceral Games did just about everything right two years ago with Dead Space 2, garnering critical success and solid sales. Now fast-forward to 2013 where Dead Space seemed primed to take hold of the horror genre for good after Capcom’s stumbling effort of Resident Evil 6 and Silent Hill becoming a shadow of its former glory.
While Dead Space 3 is another solid effort by Visceral, it fails to capture many of the successes of the previous game due to a number of dramatic design changes that take out most of the delightful scares of the past.
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Dead Space 3 may have only been released today, but that has not stopped EA from announcing that the game will receive a campaign add-on DLC in March.
Titled Awakened, the DLC has been described by EA as being where gamers will “experience the franchise’s darkest chapters as the Necromorph battles become even more gruesome and terrifying than ever before.”
No concrete release for Awakened has been given, but the DLC will be priced at $9.99 on the Playstation 3 and PC, whilst Xbox 360 gamers will have to part with 800 Microsoft Points.
After a stuffed holiday season, gamers usually anticipate a bit of time off to catch up on last year’s favorites that they might’ve missed or glossed over.
But 2013 is not one of those years.
Looking at the first six months of this year, publishers are pulling out all the stops, delivering games such as Ni No Kuni, DmC, Rayman Legends, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Gears of War: Judgement, and God of War: Ascension. As good as all these games will be, they didn’t even crack the list of Top 5 Most Anticipated Games Of Early 2013.
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The Terror Continues — “Dead Space 3” Launch Trailer
With the release date ever closer, EA has released the launch trailer for Dead Space 3.
Featuring a nifty animation sequence, gameplay footage and music from Phil Collins, this latest trailer doesn’t give away anything about the game’s plot — but it does show you that Isaac Clarke will be in for one hell of a ride again.
Only this time, you don’t have to do it alone…
That is unless, you are without access to the online pass on your respective console. If you do not have this, then it’s single player mode only for you.
Dead Space 3 is set for a February 5 release, on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.
“Mass Effect” N7 Suits Unlockable In “Dead Space 3”
For those of you who are fans of EA’s Mass Effect and Dead Space franchises, the upcoming release of Dead Space 3 has a little treat installed for you.
Upon loading up the game, Mass Effect-styled N7 suits will become unlocked in Dead Space 3 for any users who have previously played Mass Effect 3 on their console and have saved their progress.
The demo for Dead Space 3 is set for a general release today on on Xbox Live and the Playstation Network, whilst the game is set to hit the shelves February 8.
“Dead Space 3” Is Better With Kinect
EA Games has unveiled a new promo video, showcasing the features available on Dead Space 3 when playing with Kinect.
As the video shows, players can use Kinect to perform basic gameplay commands in order to have a more fluid playing experience.
Most notable, however, is that Dead Space 3 is the first game to feature co-op specific game commands, meaning there are multiplayer-specific commands such as “give partner ammo” — something which will certainly make facing hordes of necromorphs with a friend all the more easier.
Dead Space 3 is set for a February 5, 2012, release.
“Dead Space 3’s” New Trailer Will Chill Survival-Horror Fans
[Warning: Possible NSFW language and gore]
EA and Visceral Games’ series Dead Space is currently one of the best survival-horror franchises available, and the new entry, Dead Space 3, looks to add to the increasing legacy of Isaac Clark.
Isaac Clark’s new adventure takes him into an icy planet that’s full of just as much death as the Ichimura ever had, while he continues to battle the Necromorphs that inhabit the dark corridors of space stations. It’s still up for debate whether co-op play will help or harm the upcoming game, but it’s only optional, meaning horror purists can still enjoy the frights by themselves.
Dead Space 3 creeps out on February 5, 2013, on PS3, 360, and PC.
[Xbox YouTube Channel, DeadSpace.com]
New Screens For “Dead Space 3” Released
EA Games has released a new set of screens from Dead Space 3, showing that the necromorphs remain just as terrifying as ever in the franchise’s latest outing.
Indeed, along with the screens came a press release emphasising that the game will remain true to its horror roots despite the addition of the drop-in, drop-out co-operative mode, noting that “Visceral Games [have] made it a point to make co-op a completely separate experience that adds more to the Dead Space lore”.
Dead Space 3 is slated for a February 5th release.
“Dead Space 3” Co-op Gameplay Debut Trailer
Visceral Games debuted their new co-op mode for their survival-horror franchise and gave a bit of a tease at the incoming action against the Necromorphs. In the trailer, Isaac fights against a gigantic spinning drill and gets ingested into an enormous monster.
While it’s really hard to judge how scary the co-op will be, it seems safe to say that it will be best to experience the campaign curled up by yourself in the dark.
Dead Space will be released in February 2013, on PS3, 360, and PC.
A rumor coming from IGN today is that EA’s survival-horror franchise, Dead Space, will feature several new elements, including new enemies, setting, and an exciting drop-in, drop-out co-op system.
More info after the break.
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