Buddy system survival horror coming at you next February.
Electronic Arts announced this morning that Dead Space 3 will launch for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on February 5, 2013 in North America, and February 8th in Europe. Additionally the company revealed that those who pre-order the Limited Edition of the game will get two “bonus suits and weapons” as soon as they boot up the game.
The bonus suits and weapons come in the form of two game bundles in the Dead Space 3 Limited Edition; ”First Contact” and “Witness the Truth”. The weapons included in the bundles are also said to “act as initial blueprints” for the game’s weapon crafting system, that allows players to customize and create new weapons.
The descriptions of the two game bundles are as follows:
“First Contact” Bundle
- First Contact Suit: This unique EVA (Extra-Vehicular Activity) suit was built by the SCAF (Sovereign Colonies Armed Forces) for encounters with “foreign entities.” It sports a flamboyant golden finish to provide protection from long-term space exposure and thick armor for… unspecified reasons. The suit was given the nickname “First Contact” by the scientists who made it.
- Negotiator Weapon: While technically classified by the SCAF as a “scientific instrument,” the gold-plated “Negotiator” is loaded with some surprisingly aggressive hardware. The overclocked, top-mounted Tesla Beam is capable of bursting a man-sized organism into several pieces with a single shot. The bottom-mounted Linegun appears to have been built with the sole purpose of cleanly dismembering organic tissue from a distance.
“Witness the Truth” Bundle
- Witness Suit: These insulated suits were worn by a SCAF deep dig team assigned to exhume the darkest secrets ofTau Volantis. Whatever they found locked deep in the ice changed them forever. When they emerged weeks later, they were covered head to toe in strange graffiti and claimed to be “Witnesses to the Truth.”
- Evangelizer Weapon: A modification of the standard AL-2 used by the Sovereign Colonies Legionaries, this version sports a souped-up AL-2g assault rifle on the top with an Emerson 2100 “Big Boy” tactical shotgun on the bottom. The surviving “Witnesses” of the SCAF deep dig team dubbed it the Evangelizer and decorated them top to bottom with strange symbols.