Dead Space 3 Demo Coming Soon

On Wednesday Electronic Arts said that a playable demo of Dead Space 3 will be available on January 22, 2013. Unfortunately, EA only mentioned the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles, and did not provide a demo release date – if there is one at all – for the PC version. Even more, Xbox 360 gamers get a chance to play the demo a week early by heading here and signing up.

Talk about adding insult to injury.

"In the demo, players will be thrust into deep space terror when unwilling hero — Isaac Clarke — and all-new co-op companion — Sergeant John Carver — crash land on Tau Volantis, an unforgiving ice planet teeming with Necromorphs," EA said on Wednesday. "Dead Space 3 takes the franchise's core elements of suspense, horror, action and sound and introduces them to all-new elements — including co-op play - that allows players to work together to take down the most ambitious Dead Space experience yet."

Dead Space 3 launches in North America on February 5 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Widows PC, and February 8 in Europe. However the upcoming demo will include co-op play allowing gamers to assume the roles of Isaac Clarke and John Carver, weapon crafting, and even support for Kinect: heal yourself by saying "Quick Heal" and give your co-op partner more ammunition by saying "Give Partner Ammo".

For PC gamers left without a demo to play, there's still hope that one will arrive once the game goes retail in February. The system requirements aren't all that demanding, requiring a 2.8 GHz single-core processor or equivalent, 2 GB of RAM for Vista and Windows 7, and more. Here's the full list of system requirements:

* FOR WINDOWS XP (SP3), Vista (SP1) or WINDOWS 7
* 2.8 GHz processor or equivalent
* 1 GB RAM (XP), 2 GB RAM (Vista or Windows 7)
* Nvidia GeForce 6800 or better (7300, 7600 GS, and 8500 are below minimum system requirements)
* ATI X1600 Pro or better (X1300, X1300 Pro and HD2400 are below minimum system requirements)
* 256 MB Video Card and Shader Model 3.0 required
* The latest version of DirectX 9.0c
* At least 10 GB of hard drive space for installation, plus additional space for saved games.
* Integrated chipsets may experience issues.

"Players will embark on a thrilling ride through space that takes them to a hostile new planet, Tau Volantis," EA said on Wednesday. "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."

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  • uglynerdman
    EA's president is a douche bag, makes me not wanna buy the game. but man o man do i love deadspace
    I dislike origin's pricing scheme though. because of EA's exclusivity, no longer having titles on steam; i probably wont buy it till its a bargain.
  • paulemannsen
    dead space is the perfect example of how stupid console games are. that camera is absolutely unbearable.
  • The first game had a great story but the controls were cluncky and actual gameplay was not real fun to me.

    The second game pretty much fixed everything bad and kept the good things. Great game. The only complaint I have is that it was only half as long as the first one.

    Hopefully the third one will keep the good things although I don't know how I feel about co-op. Also I thought the graphics in 2 were great. I hope this is not a step backwards.
  • friskiest
    "Dead Space 3 launches in North America on February 5 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC"

    With the indicated spec requirements, seems like it should look similar to DS1/2- graphically speaking. Hope the next Dead Space release will have more visual effects and filters to bring a more scary environment,. The only thing that is really terrifying on DS2 is the sound effects.
  • kcorp2003
    well bring it on EA, either system is fine. i got all. every excited about co-op.
  • JJ1217
    Well, time to prepare my pants.
  • bitmaiden
    I didn't like either of the two former Dead Space, they say the third time is the good...
  • Cryio
    2007 requirements. Great news for anyone. Especially when you want to push that SparseGrid Anti-Aliasing.
  • bustapr
    I enjoyed the first 2 the first time I played them. but the main problem I found with them was the replay value. they didnt seem nearly as scary in the second run because you already knew alot of the scares and knew what could hurt you and what couldnt. Im speculative about the coop in the 3rd one. I prefer to play horror games alone, and even playing single player, having an AI partner in the game takes out alot of the scare. this demo might decide if I buy this game, so I hope its good and scary. and I hope this game adds replay value like paths and endings.
    Gift giving mode but possibly no version for PC? In the words of Linus: "F*ck!"