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In Dead Space 3, no one but your co-op partner can hear you scream

Posted by: Nathaniel at 12/13/2012 2:40 PM
Normally, when two friends or family members sit down to play a co-op videogame, it invariably ends in yelling.  Usually it's because one player or the other is A TOTAL NOOB THAT COULDN'T FIND THEIR OWN BEHIND WITH BOTH HANDS AND A MAP!  As the stress from the game goes up, so does the severity of the yelling.

In Dead Space 3, thanks to its just-announced Kinect functionality, the yelling you and your partner do at one another can actually be beneficial instead friendship-destroying.  You'll be able to use Kinect voice commands to revive your partner, give them ammo, or find objectives.

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Dead Space 3 comes out on February 5th.


VISCERAL GAMES ANNOUNCES DEAD SPACE 3 FOR KINECT - THE FIRST KINECT FOR XBOX 360 GAME TO FEATURE CO-OP VOICE COMMANDS

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. – Dec. 13, 2012 – Find partner! Fire stasis! Attack enemy! Visceral Games, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, today announced that the first big blockbuster launch of 2013, Dead Space™ 3, will be available exclusively on Kinect™ for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The all-new Kinect functionality further immerses players into the Dead Space universe by allowing players to use simple voice commands to help a friend from the onslaught of horrors and thrills that awaits them in this spine-tingling new adventure. Dead Space 3 featuring Kinect will make it easier for co-op partners to give each other health or ammo, find objectives, revive one another and more when the game launches February 5, 2013.

“The voice commands in Dead Space 3 give players a unique way to take down the terror, whether they choose to face the Necromorphs alone in single-player, or alongside a friend with drop-in / drop-out co-op,” said Steve Papoutsis, Executive Producer on Dead Space 3 and VP, General Manager of Visceral Games.  “Dead Space 3 delivers the action-horror experience our fans have come to know and love. And with the ability to survive the adventure alone, with a friend, or with Kinect, we’re excited about extending the spine-tingling Dead Space experience to a whole new audience of players.”

Winner of more than 15 critic awards at E3 2012 including Best of Show from Game Informer Magazine, Dead Space 3 cuts to the heart of deep space terror. The game is recognized by game critics worldwide for its incredible craftsmanship in horror, action, suspense and sound design. Players will embark on a thrilling ride through space that takes them to a hostile new planet, Tau Volantis. Fortunately, they are not alone this time around. The fully integrated drop-in/drop-out co-op feature gives players the option to play alone or team-up with a friend anytime. Players that choose to take down the terror together will experience additional story details, side missions and gameplay mechanics only found when playing as John Carver.

Dead Space 3 will be available on February 5, 2013 in North America and February 8, 2013 in Europe for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 and the PC.

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In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and Mass Effect™. 

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