Dead Space 3 – Get Up Close and Personal with the Necromorphs

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There are few video games coming out this year that we are as excited for as Dead Space 3. The strategic dismemberment boat is one that we’ve been happy to ride, and now we have some cool artwork on tap showing off some of the game’s big bads. Dig it!

The Wasters are seemingly unmolested corpses save for a luminescent goo that oozes from their eyes and mouth. They arm themselves with makeshift weapons which they use with brutal efficiency. But this human-like façade hides a more alien interior. Lopping off their arms and legs can cause the Waster to shed its human layer releasing the masses of writhing tentacles that reside within. This adaptability makes them fierce and unpredictable opponents. Unless it’s stopped moving entirely, the Waster should always be considered a major threat.

Dead Space 3 - Get Up Close and Personal with the Necromorphs

There are several strange stories of cannibalism related to a military expedition to Tau Volantis. While some can be attributed to madness, most were the result of desperation. Trapped in snow-covered shacks with an empty larder, Necromorphs pounding at the doors, and no hope of fresh supplies these soldiers began to lose hope. The only things they had in abundance were bullets and Necromorph corpses piling up outside. Those that broke down and consumed the flesh of their reanimated former friends were only temporarily sated. Soon after ingestion, the tainted flesh began to kill off their internal organs one by one and take them over. Their bright lights began to hurt their eyes and the hunger became worse. The only thing that seemed to make it better was consuming more flesh. This continued until their vital organs were attacked internally and the victims died one by one. When the Necromorph conversion was complete, they rose again as Feeders; insatiable, ravenous and deadly. They travel in groups and exist only to feed. Be wary about interrupting Feeders on the prowl. Once they’ve caught your scent, their screams will alert their companions and soon you’ll be running for your life.

Dead Space 3 - Get Up Close and Personal with the Necromorphs

Swarm Infector
The Swarm Infectors are small, highly mobile, spider-like creatures that seek out corpses to transform into Necromorphs. They typically enter the corpse through the mouth, burrow their plump bodies down the esophagus and self-detonate, releasing viscous, yellow goo. The fluid quickly enters the body’s natural conduits and soon the corpse spasms uncontrollably as the Necromorph infection takes over. What once was a lifeless corpse rises as a deadly Necromorph now intent on creating more corpses to join its ranks. When Swarm Infectors cannot find a corpse, they make a beeline for the nearest living target and swarm them. Helmets can only deter these clever creatures for so long and if even a single one reaches your mouth, it will be too late to stop it.

Dead Space 3 - Get Up Close and Personal with the Necromorphs

Militaries have been using adrenaline units for years to keep their soldiers going in the thick of battle. On Tau Volantis, this method was used to allow dig teams to perform extended work shifts as they delved for the planet’s secrets. But something deadly was waiting for them in the snow. As the Necromorph infection took over their lifeless corpses, it merged with the excess adrenaline creating blindingly fast aberrations known as Twitchers. They can cross a canyon in the blink of an eye and tear a man to pieces in seconds. Your only hope of survival is to use a Stasis Module to slow them down long enough to dismember their limbs.

Dead Space 3 - Get Up Close and Personal with the Necromorphs

For an even better look check out the gallery below.

Winner of more than 15 critic awards at E3 2012, including Best of Show from Game Informer Magazine, Dead Space 3 cuts to the heart of deep space terror. The game is recognized by game critics worldwide for its incredible craftsmanship in horror, action, suspense and sound design. Players will embark on a thrilling ride through space that takes them to a hostile new planet, Tau Volantis. 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.

Dead Space 3 will be available on February 5, 2013, for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, and the PC. Visit the official Dead Space 3 website to learn more.

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