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.

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6 Comments on Dead Space 3 Trailer Has Your Daily Allowance of Phil Collins

SweetPea

On January 28, 2013 at 11:42 am

Stop hatin’ on dubstep dammit!

But if you meant that only for trailers, then I agree, I’ve yet to see a good trailer with dubstep.

Phil Hornshaw

On January 28, 2013 at 11:44 am

@SweatPea

Haha, not hating all dubstep. It just seems that there was a focus group somewhere that determined “Dubstep is big right now,” so now every game trailer has it. Except over at EA and Visceral, where they must have interviewed the moms from that Dead Space 2 campaign to figure out what music to use.

That said, I occasionally get into Phil Collins’s music, as well as dubstep.

Tiagonal

On January 28, 2013 at 11:54 am

I kinda feel responsible now for hyping Isaac Clarke’s storyline for the sequel, when all I really wanted was an unexpected turn to very different settings, new main characters, new horrors, all new and shiny but with all known mechanincs thus broadening the scope of the Dead Space universe. I feel responsible somehow, we all deserve a crappy Dead Space 3. (Reflexions from that other article)

Tiagonal

On January 28, 2013 at 11:58 am

… First it was Sigur Ros that sold Dead Space launch trailer. Then it was Mogwai that sold Dead Space 2 multiplayer trailer. So what the hell is this? Any Dark-Liquid Dubstep would’ve been much better!

John

On January 28, 2013 at 1:28 pm

It actually works bwahahahah

gasmaskangel

On January 28, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Dubstep Phil Colins… *shudder* truly an unholy alliance.