Dead Space 3 E3 Demo Showed Off Action, Less Scares

Onstage at EA’s E3 press conference, Dead Space 3 was just shown off. In the last few days, we’ve seen screens and logos, and this morning we heard that it would feature co-op rather than competitive multiplayer.

Now, we’ve seen the co-op in action, and while it looked cool, it certainly seemed to take away the suspenseful scares that the series is known for. Instead, we saw combat rolls, action sequences, and what looked to be universal ammo. While none of this means that Dead Space 3 will be a bad game, it certainly seems that we won’t have the horror subtext this time around.

No word yet on whether the game will have a separate single player campaign, but we’re sure to get more info once E3 officially opens tomorrow. Dead Space 3 will hit stores in the winter of 2013.


Game Front is on-site at E3 2012 all weekend (June 5-7), bringing you daily news, hands-on previews, interviews and pictures. Stay tuned for more PC gaming-focused coverage!

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4 Comments on Dead Space 3 E3 Demo Showed Off Action, Less Scares

R.J.

On June 4, 2012 at 4:21 pm

The demo was lackluster for me. Same with the RE6 demo. Seriously, when did horror become such a bad thing? Now devs take a horror series and just make an action game with monsters.

R.J.

On June 4, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Also, I don’t really care for the inclusion of co-op. I really hope that if I don’t have someone else with me they don’t include a dumb AI partner. That didn’t work so well in RE5. And it’s pretty hard to be scary when two guys are going back and forth with “witty” banter.

Sharkey

On June 4, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I’m just really glad how they’re handling the coop. If you’re playing by yourself, the other character simply isn’t there. And it’s drop-in and drop-out coop, so the game seamlessly changes from having 1 to 2 players. I’m trusting in Visceral not to screw this up as they’ve done an awesome job with the first two games.

Axetwin

On June 4, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Theyve already announced the co-op partner DOES come into play in the Singleplayer campaign. Heck if I remember correctly, its going to be a drop in co-op system to where a friend can just jump into your game anytime.