The game has now been dated for next February, releasing in North America on Feb 5th and then three days later in Europe. You can also get the new Limited Edition of the Dead Space 3 which kits you out with all new space suits and weapons. The “First Contact” and “Witness the Truth” bundles each contain one suit and weapon which can be used as they are, or form the basis of all sorts of things you can craft using the new weapon crafting system.
“First Contact” Bundle
First Contact Suit: This unique EVA (Extra-Vehicular Activity) suit was built by the SCAF (Sovereign Colonies Armed Forces) for encounters with “foreign entities.” It sports a flamboyant golden finish to provide protection from long-term space exposure and thick armor for… unspecified reasons. The suit was given the nickname “First Contact” by the scientists who made it.
Negotiator Weapon: While technically classified by the SCAF as a “scientific instrument,” the gold-plated “Negotiator” is loaded with some surprisingly aggressive hardware. The overclocked, top-mounted Tesla Beam is capable of bursting a man-sized organism into several pieces with a single shot. The bottom-mounted Linegun appears to have been built with the sole purpose of cleanly dismembering organic tissue from a distance.
”Witness the Truth” Bundle
Witness Suit: These insulated suits were worn by a SCAF deep dig team assigned to exhume the darkest secrets of Tau Volantis. Whatever they found locked deep in the ice changed them forever. When they emerged weeks later, they were covered head to toe in strange graffiti and claimed to be “Witnesses to the Truth.”
Evangelizer Weapon: A modification of the standard AL-2 used by the Sovereign Colonies Legionaries, this version sports a souped-up AL-2g assault rifle on the top with an Emerson 2100 “Big Boy” tactical shotgun on the bottom. The surviving “Witnesses” of the SCAF deep dig team dubbed it the Evangelizer and decorated them top to bottom with strange symbols.
Oh, and that weapon crafting thing I mentioned. One of the new features announced today was weapon crafting, a process that allows you to customise your weapons and other armaments. It sounds like a fairly straightforward process.
Put things on things and have a super-thing come out as the final result. Grenade-launching flamethrowers, anyone?