Visceral Games' co-op horror shooter Dead Space 3 will launch on February 5, 2013, as EA confirmed during its Gamescom 2012 press conference. Those who pre-order the game will nab themselves Dead Space 3 Limited Edition, a launch bundle that includes two DLC releases -- First Contact and Witness the Truth -- as bonuses, adding new suits and weapons to the game.
The presentation also brought news on the game's weapon crafting feature, which allows players to cobble together elaborate Necromorph-killing tools out of various components. The weapons received in the Limited Edition box also serve as blueprints for use in the crafting mode. Hit the jump for more info on the two DLC items included in the Limited Edition box, straight from the press release.
"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.