Rumor: Dead Space 3 to Feature Co-Op Play?
Over on IGN, there are reports from an anonymous source that the recently confirmed Dead Space 3 from EA will feature drop-in/drop-out cooperative play. According to the post, which went live yesterday, the game’s story will change depending on whether or not players choose co-op mode. The second player will take the role of “a man with a gnarly scar on his face, an engineering RIG of his own, and glowing red eyes peering from his helmet.”
Apparently the traumas that lead character Isaac Clarke will experience won’t necessarily happen with the second player, though the second character may, in fact, still be a part of the single-player campaign. In addition, the two players will use their telekinesis powers to work together to get through levels, and will be able to share ammo and heal each other, says the source.
Based on the what’s in the post (and also keeping in mind the fact that I haven’t actually played any Dead Space games yet), it sounds as though the partner may be something of a figment of Clarke’s imagination…or a physical manifestation of his imagination made real. He has mental powers, right? That can happen. That’s my guess, at least…which isn’t really worth a lot.
EA will formally announce the game and offer some more details at E3 in June. Until then, we’ve got mostly speculation and these anonymous sources to go on. What say you?