Dead Space 3 Trailer Has Your Daily Allowance of Phil Collins
We’re a little more than a week out from the launch of Dead Space 3, and that means another new trailer to get you excited for the game. This one doesn’t highlight the co-op, or the various guns you can build, or the action emphasis that has been the focus of a lot of DS3 of late. Instead, it’s opts for something of a more emotional, cerebral take.
Well, except for the cutscenes of stuff exploding, but whatever — the series has always had those moments and they’re usually pretty great.
But the focus of Isaac’s trudge across a Tau Volantis landscape in this trailer is, it seems, following necromorphs. This appears to be the first game in the Dead Space series in which Isaac is actively searching out and fighting against necromorphs and their Unitologist allies. That shift in tone, away from “oh no, monsters are here” to “c’mon, let’s go kill those monsters,” continues to suggest different implications from the horror games we’re used to in the series. That might be the justification for the additional emphasis on action we’ve been seeing.
I’m interested to see how the story of Dead Space 3 plays out. Isaac spends much of Dead Space 2 being a very active character, in that he’s working to stop the necromorphs and destroy the Marker, rather than just reacting to them. That he would continue that crusade in Dead Space 3 makes some sense, but we’ll have to see how it plays out.
Also, yes, that’s a cover of a Phil Collins song playing in the background. Regardless of how you feel about that, it could have been worse — it could be dubstep. Or dubstep Phil Collins.
Let us know what you guys think of the trailer in the comments. You can download the trailer here.