Gamescom 2012: Dead Space 3 release date announced, new trailer accompanies Limited Edition details

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A slew of new Dead Space 3 information and an amazing gameplay trailer have emerged following EA’s pre-gamescom press conference.

First things first, Dead Space 3’s previously announced February release window has now been narrowed down to February 5th in the US and February 8th in European territories.

Today we learnt that the game will feature a weapon crafting system that allows players to mix and match components from various guns to form the kind of weapon that suits their individual play style. To celebrate this feature the official Dead Space 3 website is currently running a competition that invites fans to build their ultimate weapon. The winning entry will be included in the final game as well as the winner’s likeness.

EA also provided first details about the Dead Space 3 Limited Edition. This will provide gamers with early access to two DLC bundles: “First Contact” and “Witness the Truth”. Here’s more information about each pack:

  • “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 of Tau 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.

Finally, EA revealed a new gameplay trailer for Dead Space 3 that provides a glimpse of some of the thrilling situations you’ll find yourself in during the game.

Take a look below:

Head over here for El33tonline’s previous coverage of this action-packed survival horror title.

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