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New Today on Origin: Dead Space 3

The wait is finally over—it's time to take down the terror! The original Dead Space changed the face of third-person shooters with its unrelenting atmosphere, emotional depth, and mixture of tension, horror, and action. Then Dead Space 2 upped the ante by adding non-stop sci-fi action into the mix. Dead Space 3 continues the tradition by adding insights into Isaac’s character, a new playable character, and gameplay innovations that maintain the spirit of the franchise while allowing for a much broader experience. Add a climactic story that finally reveals many of the secrets behind the Necromorph plague, and DS3 promises to be everything a fan could have wished for.

For the first time, players will get to go beyond the dark hallways of a spaceship or a space colony by exploring a harsh open environment on the ice planet Tau Volantis. Flash avalanches, treacherous ice climbs and catacombs crawling with monsters make every moment a cliff-hanger. A new drop-in, drop-out co-op mode makes it easy to play with friends, and affects the storyline and overall experience. While one player controls Isaac Clarke for the classic Dead Space experience, the second player controls Sergeant John Carver, who gets to unlock collectibles and alternate paths while dealing with hallucinations brought about by his traumatic past. Crafting is another new feature which allows Isaac to live up to his engineering profession by letting him build new weapons and survival tools from discarded resources he finds during his journey. As an added bonus, the Limited Edition, which features two new suits and two powerful weapons, is still available on Origin until February 12, so check it out now to get these bonus items included.