New rumours regarding Dead Space 3 have hit the internet, suggesting we’ll be seeing a fully integrated co-operative multiplayer mode as well as other major changes.
According to IGN, the Dead Space 3 co-op mode will include the ability to drop-in, drop-out. It’ll also mirror the single-player campaign, but Isaac’s story changes to accommodate it. The site also describes Isaac’s partner as someone with a “gnarly scar on his face, an engineering RIG of his own, and glowing red eyes peering from his helmet.”
Apparently at one point in Dead Space 3, Isaac and his counterpart stumble, wounded, bloody, and missing chunks of armor, out of burnt wreckage together and in single-player, the same scene happens, but without the other character, although certain traumatic events don’t occur with someone by his side.
IGN also reports that players will work together (and cites using telekinesis as an example), to interact with pieces of the environment. You’ll be able to share ammo with and heal your co-op partner, although there is no revive system.There are also some changes to the weaponry too, “The Plasma Cutter, whose default horizontal shot changed to vertical, is an entirely different weapon now. Its alt-fire mode now has a similar knockback effect to the Force Gun.” The Pulse Rifle meanwhile “features the saw-blades as a secondary firing mode.” Crouching is one of Isaac’s most notable new abilities, sounding like we may be seeing some sort of cover system, while he is also now able to use a left/right evasive roll. IGN says “It appears Isaac is more nimble out in the cold.”
IGN also talks about the enemies, mentioning that for the first time in the franchise, he’ll fight human beings. “Heavily armored soldiers pack guns and grenades to use against you. Of course, these guys become Necromorphs as well,” says the site.
According to the site “one of the more spectacular encounters features Isaac shooting a spider-like creature in its orange-tinted weak spot, as well as shooting arms and protruding sacs. This big thing will eat Isaac whole if he gets too close, so he’s forced to run around the arena and attack from a distance.”
We expect to hear a lot more about Dead Space 3 at this years E3, so keep an eye out.