Dead Space 3 ‘Awakened’ Trailer Looks Old-School Dead Space

We have a little more information about what to expect from Dead Space 3‘s story DLC, “Awakened,” and it looks to be a lot of crazy hallucinatory madness.

The trailer for the DLC is below, and while it’s really disjointed, it does hint at a few interesting story bits. First up, there seems to be some emphasis on dreams and hallucinations. Isaac is clearly experiencing something weird in the pack, and we see shots of him back on Lunar Colony as well as on Tau Volantis with Carver. The twitchiness of some characters seems to suggest that whether they’re actually real and present or not is a matter of some debate as well.

Dead Space 3 has a long history of dealing with insanity and hallucinations, and Dead Space 3 keeps those elements curiously absent for players experiencing Isaac’s story. It seems like we’ll be getting more of that weirdness again, the visual style of which harkens back to the original Dead Space in a very good way.

Warning! I’m about to go into Dead Space 3 story spoilers. Skip this bit if you haven’t finished the game and whatnot.

As for how this DLC is going to work, however, that remains a mystery. We have a little information about the whole thing, but not much. For instance, we know about the hidden message spelled out with Dead Space 3′s chapter titles, which says “Brother Moons Are Awake.” Taking information from the plot of Dead Space 3 and its ending, we know that the brother moons, or brethren moons, are actually giant Necromorphs created through the process of “Convergence” that almost happened on The Sprawl in Dead Space 2. That all suggests to me that “Awakened” concerns the brethren moons.

That said, the ending of Dead Space 3 is ambiguous at best. Isaac is left for dead on Tau Volantis, though a post-credits moment suggests he survived the final encounter with the Tau Volantis brethren moon. So what exactly is “Awakened?” If it’s about the moons, does that make it post-endgame DLC? Or is it a sidestory inserted into the middle of the game, and if that’s the case, what exactly is the context of the term “Awakened?”

I’m at a loss for answers just yet, but “Awakened” drops Tuesday, March 12, so stay tuned next week for a review and full coverage from us, plus lots more story speculation.

Download the trailer here.

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2 Comments on Dead Space 3 ‘Awakened’ Trailer Looks Old-School Dead Space

Phil Hornshaw

On March 8, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Reading Joystiq’s piece about “Awakened,” it sounds to me as though it’ll take place AFTER Dead Space 3 — which kicks off a whole mess of other questions about Isaac Clarke and the future of the series.


On March 8, 2013 at 6:55 pm

So they are doing what capcom did with Asuras Wrath.
Sell the ending for 10 bucks. I’ll pass.