Dead Space 3 Launches Today to Global Critical Acclaim — Heralded as One of the Best Games of This Generation
EA and Visceral Games Announce Spine-Tingling Downloadable Content
Pack: Dead Space 3 Awakened
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The tense, frightening and action-packed fight against the Necromorphs
returns — but this time gamers don't have to go at it alone! Visceral
Games™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, today announced
that Dead Space™ 3, the first big entertainment
blockbuster of 2013, is now available at retail stores in North America
and on Origin.com.
Heralded by more than 30 press outlets including USA Today, Forbes, NBC
News and IGN as one of the most anticipated games of 2013, Dead Space
3 introduces an innovative drop-in/drop-out feature, all-new weapon
crafting system and takes players on a thrilling ride through the
terrors that lie hidden in deep space and the unforgiving ice planet of
Tau Volantis. Dead Space 3 is an International hit having
received a 9.0 from Multiplayer.it in Italy, 9.0 from AusGamers in
Australia, 8.8 from 3DJuegos.com in Spain and a 9.75 from Game
Informer magazine in North America. As a result of these four, the
game is launching with an average score of 91, and being raved by Game
Informer magazine who said Dead Space 3, "[is] one of the
best games of this generation."
Visceral Games also announced today that gamers can extend this brutal
adventure in March with Dead Space™ 3 Awakened, an all-new
digital download pack. In Dead Space 3 Awakened, players will
experience the franchise's darkest chapters as the Necromorph battles
become even more gruesome and terrifying than ever before. The pack will
be available in March on the PlayStation®Network and PC via Origin.com
for $9.99 and Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for 800 MS Points.
"With Dead Space 3 our goal was to evolve the franchise bringing
in innovative new features like drop-in/drop-out co-op, weapon crafting,
and an engaging atmosphere while still retaining the incredible
suspense, horror, action and sound that the series is known for," said
Steve Papoutsis, Vice President and General Manager of Visceral Games
and Executive Producer on Dead Space 3. "Gamers are going to be
thrown in and out of space, taken to a violent new ice planet and
allowed to explore several different abandoned spaceships and caves. But
we're not stopping there. In Dead Space 3 Awakened, gamers will
experience some of the most disturbing content they have ever seen in a Dead
Space game — they are going to love it."
Dead Space 3 takes players to the edge of the psyche on a
suspense-filled expedition to uncover the secret of the Necromorph
infestation and unravel the mystery behind the mysterious Markers. For
the first time in the franchise, players can choose to experience this
alone or with a friend using the fully integrated
drop-in/drop-out co-op feature. In co-op, players take on the role of
Sergeant John Carver — a merciless soldier who lost his family to the
Necromorph infestation — as they unlock story details, side missions and
gameplay mechanics that only he can uncover. Dead Space 3 also
introduces a hostile new planet called Tau Volantis that pits players
against deadly, subzero conditions and highly-evolved enemies including
new Necromorphs and gigantic boss creatures. Using the all-new weapon
crafting system, players can scavenge for parts and build devastating
new weapons to defeat any enemies that stand in their way.
Dead Space 3 is now available in North America for the
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and
entertainment system with Kinect support, and the PC, and will be
available February 8 in Europe. The game is rated M for Mature by the
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About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services
for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones,
tablets and social networks. EA has more than 275 million registered
players and operates in 75 countries.
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™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.
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Melissa Ojeda, 650-628-7870
PR Manager, EA
PR Director, EA
VP of PR, EA
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