EA Says Dead Space 3 DLC Will Include Game’s ‘Most Disturbing’ Content

Dead Space 3 has been available for just a few hours, and already we have an idea of what to expect from the game’s first DLC drop.

Electronic Arts announced the downloadable content package, dubbed “Awakened,” and noted that it’ll be not only scary, but “disturbing.”

According to EA’s press release, Awakened will see some of Dead Space 3′s “darkest chapters,” and will be the “most disturbing content … ever seen in a Dead Space game.”

Dead Space doesn’t exactly have a stellar track record when it comes to downloadable content or non-main game stories. The first Dead Space saw a number of tiny DLCs like suits and the like, as did Dead Space 2 (and now Dead Space 3). But Severed, two add-on chapters for Dead Space 2, didn’t really add much to the overall experience and was awful shooty, and the prequel Dead Space Ignition was pretty lackluster. Still, “dark” and “disturbing” sound promising.

The DLC will be available in March and run you $10.

We’re working on our extremely thorough Dead Space 3 review as we speak, so keep an eye out for it later this week.

Via Gamespot.

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6 Comments on EA Says Dead Space 3 DLC Will Include Game’s ‘Most Disturbing’ Content

Cranny Faddock

On February 5, 2013 at 2:03 pm

It won’t be anywhere near as disturbing as the notion of having to buy DLC for the supposed best and most visceral content to a survival horror game in the first place. EA are utterly shameless.


On February 5, 2013 at 9:26 pm

To Cranny Faddock: Their shameless to the point that they don’t even try to hide it.


On February 6, 2013 at 12:11 pm

This is EA, people, come on.
I haven’t bought DS3, and if I did, I’d never buy DLC (Can you tell I don’t like EA?), but ask yourself:
Is it a good thing that we have to pay extra for the most horrifying parts of a survival-horror game?

Phil Hornshaw

On February 6, 2013 at 1:05 pm

I think you guys are reading into this slightly more than you might want to. “Most disturbing” is not the same thing as “best and most visceral” or “most horrifying” or scariest. I have a feeling it’ll mean grosser, possibly gooier. Anyway, the point is that I think we might be rushing to judge here a bit. The “most disturbing” content might well be lopped off into a DLC package because it’s a little too disturbing for the game’s general audience and is reserved for the most hardcore of fans. Or it might not. Who knows. But until it comes out, I think we ought to give the benefit of the doubt just a little.

Jessica Albatross

On February 6, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Phil – normally I’d agree with you, but this is EA. Benefit of the doubt doesn’t exist when it relates to EA’s DLC policies.

Tom Nook

On February 9, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Anyone who think’s paying for dlc is a good idea deserves to die.