Electronic Arts’ popular survival horror franchise is getting a high dose of cooperative gameplay with the latest installment. What was rumored earlier this week is now confirmed as Dead Space 3 will indeed have a co-op campaign as well as competitive multiplayer game modes.
Game Informer broke the news today that confirms through direct sources about Dead Space 3 getting a dose of co-op modes. Earlier last month, it was rumored that a cooperative gameplay mode would be making its way to the third installment of the popular series, though it wasn’t confirmed whether it would be a standalone mode or the campaign mode. Today’s news confirms two things; one that Dead Space 3 will feature opt-in and opt-out campaign mode alongside competitive multiplayer mode.
Last week EA threw a graphic novel to show off the possible new setting of the game. The trailer did not feature the main protagonist of the series, instead it featured another guy. Speculation at that time was that this guy would be the character that will go side by side with our hero in Dead Space 3. Today it is confirmed that Carver, the character from graphic novel will indeed take arms with the main protagonist of the game.
According to Visceral, playing the campaign cooperative will yield new cut scenes and dialogues that are not possible when playing alone. The developer also confirmed that should anyone decide to play the game solo, they will not be missing anything important from the story.
With the new cooperative gameplay now part of the Dead Space series, Visceral also reveals some major gameplay changes. The new cooperative campaign will introduce cover based mechanics, much like Gears Of War from Epic Games. This new cover gameplay will still complement the original game mechanics of survival horror.
According to the developers, new vast environments are being added to the game, allowing players to explore and find new things to uncover. Visceral is also adding various side missions to the game which are only found if the players dig in the environments, giving them more exposure to the story.
Here is another look at the graphic novel EA released a week back: