According to an “IGN source”, Dead Space 3 will see returning hero Isaac Clarke “fight alongside a man with a gnarly scar on his face, an engineering RIG of his own, and glowing red eyes peering from his helmet.”
The co-op mode is said to “mirror the single-player campaign”, with events altering slightly depending on whether you’re playing alone or with a partner.
“At one point in Dead Space 3, Isaac and his counterpart stumble, wounded, bloody, and missing chunks of armor, out of burnt wreckage together,” reads the article.
“In single-player, the same scene happens without the other character. While Isaac may have a psychological breakdown and experience hallucinations on his own, certain traumatic events don’t occur with someone by his side.”
Players will also work together, claims the source, using telekinesis to move objects and interact with the environment. You’ll also be able to share ammo and heal one another.
In the game’s single-player campaign, this character will reportedly act as Isaac’s guide.
Dead Space wouldn’t be the first survival horror game to introduce a two-player co-op mode. Resident Evil 5 offered a similar thing with mixed results.
However, the decision to introduce co-op to Dead Space shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.
Dead Space 2, released in January last year, introduced a competitive multiplayer option to the series. It wasn’t particularly well received.
EA confirmed that a new Dead Space game, presumed to be Dead Space 3, was in development earlier in the week.
The game is due for release at some point prior to March 2013. Expect a first look at E3 next month.
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