With only a week to go before release, EA have uploaded a launch trailer for Dead Space 3 to Youtube. Don’t forget, if your still on the fence about purchasing the game there’s a demo available through Xbox Live and PSN.
EA released a new video today via their official Youtube account which shows some of the features that will be added to Dead Space 3 thanks to Kinect for Xbox 360. From being able to reload by voice command to restocking your co-op partners ammo supply, the added voice commands for Kinect should help to add an extra dimension to the gameplay for any owners of the device.
According to EA, we just didn’t have what it takes to get through Dead Space without being so scared it hindered our experience somehow, because they are claiming that the majority of feedback indicated that it was pretty scary. Personally if I was making a horror game and someone told me that the game was pretty scary I would take that as a compliment, however EA saw it as a request to tone it down.
EA marketing boss Laura Miele said they wanted to bring the game to more people, and by looking through their data they found that the horror element was causing problems for some and it needed addressing. Here’s what Miele stated:
“We were hearing feedback that they love the thriller game, but it was pretty scary, and the obvious next step was that they wanted to play with someone. So we introduced co-op into the game,”
“The horror of Dead Space is still all there. It’s still true to its roots and no less scary, but people felt far more comfortable playing it with someone else than they did doing it on their own.”
So the upside is that the horror will remain, but it begs the question why anyone would complain that horror is scary in the first place. It’s very good to see that they managed to come up with a solution while trying not to let it affect the development process in any way other than adding another way to play.
If you’re waiting for Dead Space 3, here’s something for you to chew on in the meantime.
Below is 20 minutes of Dead Space 3 gameplay footage with commentary. Enjoy!
Dead Space 3 will be released sometime in February 2013.
South African website BT Games has a record of revealing game information early and they are living up to their reputation. Dead Space 3 is now available for pre-order on the site. Despite not being officially announced yet by EA, reports by Israeli news and job listings have increased the evidence of the game’s development.
Additionally, BT Games had revealed the Jak and Daxter HD Collection early along with Mass Effect 3′s multiplayer component. They have also arranged for pre-order for God of War IV. With this reveal of Dead Space 3, it looks like BT Games is following its trend quite consistently.