We are now only five months away from the release of a top AAA title, Dead Space 3. The anticipation for Visceral’s next action space horror is mounting an impressive accomplishment to the company’s past success. The big buzz lately has been regarding the co-operative aspect of the game. However, Visceral has just released seventeen minutes of footage from Dead Space 3‘s single-player campaign. Thankfully, this looks to be every bit like the survival horror title we’ve all come to fear.
Most of the gameplay on display takes place out in space. Isaac’s ship is falling to pieces, and he’s got to make it to a flotilla to meet up with the rest of his crew. Once there though, Isaac discovers the remnants of the ship are filled with infected humans. Of course, these humans have already been dead for quite a few years and as a result, have mummified. Though these new necromorphs share some traits of those seen in earlier games, these new variants have a few different tricks up their sleeves.
There’s also a lot of great sound design on display, which is another staple of this franchise. The musical score and background ambience adds to the terrifying atmosphere, creating an environment of total fear. The sound of unknown creatures hiding in the shadows really brings you back to the original Dead Space. The developer’s insightful narration is a great addition to the video, providing more inside information into an already highly-anticipated title for 2013. For more news on this or any other topic be sure to keep it locked onto Gamers Xtreme, and as always, “Game On!”