Electronic Arts can't seem to get a handle on its Dead Space 3 development staff. For the third time in as many weeks, new information seems to have emerged about the course of the technically unconfirmed game's story. Needless to say, spoiler alert.
The info again comes from Siliconera, which is almost certainly drugging the food in Visceral Games' cafeteria to bring us these details. We learned from the last leak that much of the game will be set on an ice planet. The planet is called Tau Volantis, and Isaac is sent there to rescue a woman and get her back to Mars.
The spoilers get heavier from here, so beware.
If you're wondering why Isaac would once again put himself in a dangerous situation after his many run-ins with the Necromorphs, it's because he's apparently a wanted man. The government has a warrant out for his arrest and this rescue op, on which he's accompanied by returning Dead Space character Ellie, offers him an alternative to facing these charges.
It seems that Isaac's mental state in Dead Space 3 has deteriorated to the point that he's constantly being tailed by a "Shadow Isaac," who takes basically any opportunity to act like a sarcastic jerk toward his Other. This Shadow Isaac will take on a physical form in the game's world.
It also seems that the Necromorphs will be back (as if there was any doubt), and that Isaac will at some point come across another marker, like the one seen in the first game.