Dead Space 3 comes with co-op and a release window

Get ready for some more heavy breathing, fogged up space suit helmets, and heart-pounding deep space terror, as Visceral Games has made official Dead Space 3.

Dead Space 3 is set for a winter 2013 release, which means summer down here in the hemisphere that matters.

The story goes that after crash-landing on a hostile new planet known as Tau Volantis, series hero Isaac Clarke discovers that this planet could be the key to ending the Necromorph infestation. In his violent hunt for answers, Isaac must battle sub-zero, icy conditions and deadly, highly-evolved enemies including all-new Necromorphs, gigantic boss creatures and even misguided zealot humans.

Fortunately, someone over at Visceral coded in co-op during their coffee break, and Isaac is not alone. Players can choose to team-up with a friend or belligerent internet stranger at any time in the game with a drop-in/drop-out co-op feature. Players that game in pairs will experience additional story details and gameplay mechanics only found when playing as the co-op character, Earthgov Sergeant John Carver.

Dead Space 3 will also feature side-missions to bolster the main plot.

Steve Papoutsis, Vice President and General Manager of Visceral Games and Executive Producer on Dead Space 3, said “Dead Space 3 will deliver action and horror on a scale that far exceeds anything we’ve done before. The game will range from the depths of space and tight, indoor corridors to a harsh new planet with explorable environments that offer new challenges. For fans that love playing alone in the dark, they still can have the classic Dead Space experience that makes the franchise so unique.  Likewise, players that want to share that immersive and intense experience with a friend now have that option thanks to the addition of co-op. Either way, the action is intense, the adventure is breathtaking, and the thrills are unforgettable.”

Check out the screenshots below and stay tuned to MyGaming’s E3 coverage as it unfolds.

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