Yeah, that is probably the worst name for a thread ever. But it doesn't matter because...
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Visceral Games
Release date: February 2013
Platforms: 360, PS3, PC
Official Website: deadspace.com
Preview: Dead Space 3 co-op confirmed
Co-op mode will feature Issac and Carver - the guy from the graphic novel video posted last week.
The co-op campaign looks to include cut scenes and interactions not seen when playing solo, however Visceral has confirmed that if choose not to play with a partner, "you'll hear everything you need to hear to get the whole story."
Preview for PAR: Dead Space 3 added co-op the “expensive way,” and boy was that money worth it
“This is definitely a very expensive way to solve the co-op problem,” Ian Milham, the Dead Space franchise art director, told me as he picked up the controller to play by my side. You can jump into a friend’s game at any time, and leave just as suddenly. Here’s the trick: The character of Carver is not always there with you, waiting for a human player to control him. The game changes when another player enters, and shifts back to single-player mode after they leave.
Nice little short story:
Official announcement trailer:
Some co-op gameplay footage:
Look, when that new trailer landed I felt a bit miffed that my favorite horror game was turning into a gunfest with an unnecessary co-op partner forced in to make every ****ing game the same. But after reading the PAR preview about the game changing according to the presence of a partner, I felt a bit better. Hearing that you can just ignore the guy and that the story on itself is still fine, kinda soothed my soul.
One other thing: watch the last gameplay trailer and listen to the dialogue. Apart from the great voice acting, listen to the amount of swearing. Now, I'm not going to debate the use of swear words, but the exchange between Isaac and Carver sounds almost exactly like the **** I would say, profanities and all. I like that for once a game got that right.
(Secret minigame: Let's see who can come up with a better thread title)