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Dead Space 3 To Feature Isaac and His Sarcastic Shadow?
Written Tuesday, October 04, 2011 By Richard Walker
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It seems that development on Dead Space 3 is very much underway, with an anonymous source telling Siliconera that the game is to be set upon an ice planet named Tau Volantis, where he'll encounter an enemy known as the 'hive mind' in the treacherous blizzard conditions. Already we're thinking of John Carpenter's The Thing, which is perfectly fine by us.

According to Siliconera, Isaac Clarke is back and this time he's packing even more fractured psychological baggage in the shape of 'Shadow Isaac', who manifests himself as an entirely separate on-screen character who'll taunt, sarcastically cajole and berate Isaac at every turn. At one point, he calls Isaac 'an idiot' says the report.

Isaac and his shadow will come into contact with another of those pesky markers seen in the previous two Dead Space games too, as the game's protagonist and his imaginary friend embark upon a mission to rescue a woman on Tau Volantis and return her to Mars. Apparently, there'll be banter back and forth between Isaac and Shadow Isaac throughout the course of Dead Space 3's story, which might even succeed in sending the player insane too.

Now there's an intriguing concept for co-op if ever there was one... However, nothing has yet been officially confirmed by EA regarding Dead Space 3, so as always, keep your salt shaker handy. Y'know... as in take this with a pinch of salt.


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Comment #1 by Dawn Zombie
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 05:39:20 AM
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I'm liking it already. It reminds me of Ash fighting his own hand for some reason.

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Comment #2 by wheatley
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 05:40:35 AM
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This sounds really good, and I wonder if this woman is Lexine from Extraction and the Severed expansion. The mission must have been set by the Unitologists or even disguised as something else entirely. I hope we hear something soon, or at least an announcement for a release date, cause I want to play this RIGHT NOW!

I hope they move away from Isaac soon, or even have him as a secondary or even a cameo as with subsequent sequels. The mythology they've set up for the franchise can't all center around one man??

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Comment #3 by love_handles1987
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 05:48:57 AM
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Excited already =D

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Comment #4 by dudezombiekiller
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 05:51:15 AM
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@1 I know what you mean....Ash/Evil Ash // Isaac/Shadow Isaac
Can't wait for more news on this. Just started Dead Space 2 Hardcore run and the sense of dread from running out of ammo is awesome....Lets hope for Dead Space 3 they don't put in a trophy for completing the whole game without dying.

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Comment #5 by gaviota1195
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 05:52:35 AM
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Ok,so let me get this straight.After all the hell Isaac went trough in Dead Space 1 and 2.Now he has to face his own split personality shadow? I can already see the situation in my head,

scenario play*
Necromorph babies appear(I don't remember their names,but they come in big groups)
starts running away*
Isaac's shadow:Yeah Isaac,keep running,just like the coward you are.
Isaac:Thanks for the optimism jackass.If I could grab you I would leave you incased in an iceberg and leave you for dead.
Isaac's shadow:Oooohhhhh a threat,I guess is as close as a thank you as im going to get for giving you my awesome tips.
Isaac:Screw you.
Scenario ends*

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Comment #6 by dudezombiekiller
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 05:55:37 AM
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@5 lol

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Comment #7 by Selwood24
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 05:59:58 AM
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If this is true then it sounds great already, don't think we will see a release until 2013 as Dead Space 2 only came out this year.

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Comment #8 by Terminator
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 06:06:16 AM
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I'm reserving full judgement on this until it's officially confirmed as I'm not sold on this split-personality idea.

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Comment #9 by Ice884
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 06:48:19 AM
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Sounds good to me already, I loved the first 2 dead spaces.

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Comment #10 by kenny1
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 07:50:59 AM
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more dead space! XD

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Comment #11 by xGr3n4dEx
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 08:04:30 AM
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Nice to hear some info on DS3 so soon (assuming it's legit) took too damn long for DS2 to be announced. This 'Shadow Isaac' doesn't sound like a terrible idea, but I want to know where Ellie fits into all this. I really hope this isn't '5 years later' or something like that.

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Comment #12 by theGambit
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 08:18:41 AM
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Not too sure of what how I feel about this idea. Having a split personality along the ride with you the whole time, even if they are taunting you, kind of takes away from the "you're on your own" atmosphere of the game a bit imo. You get odd companions here and there in the first 2 but it's not the whole game. Also personally I agree with #2 in that I would like to leave Isaac alone now, not get rid of him completely, but have him play a more minor role and have someone else take over as the playable character.

Either way I'm hoping Lexine comes back in a big way in the next game, she's the most intriging character and I was bitterly disappointed with Severed's lack of story development in that department.

Hope to hear some official news not too far in the future though, love this series!

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Comment #13 by NuclearHammer
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 08:46:51 AM
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Sounds awesome! I didn't like the multiplayer in DS2 at all so I hope there won't competitive multiplayer in DS3 but co-op could be interesting.

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Comment #14 by KindredCampbell
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 09:14:59 AM
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@13 im with you !, heres to hope

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Comment #15 by Lazy-beast
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 09:17:22 AM
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The deadspace series is sick! im excited. and for all of you haters on the deadspace 2 multiplayer its because you suck at it. deadpace 2 multiplayer was the shit. it was a good change in game play and enjoyable.

Call Of Duty Sucks!!!

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Comment #16 by Xyratris
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 09:24:07 AM
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Yes! a sequel!

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Comment #17 by AvR
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 09:26:49 AM
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Ice Planet? Jeez. I'm so excited already! I love snow in games (sad. I know) Let's hope the Wampa Beast from Star Wars will be make a apperance.. ;p

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Comment #18 by Kariokebeach
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 10:04:51 AM
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This gives the oportunity to change up some gameplay aspects and some killer new enemies too. Hopefully they will be arriving at this location well after the necros have will established their presents so we can have some cool interesting boss battles as well. Maybe we will see a complete convergence this time!

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Comment #19 by Beanietheman PST
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 11:11:18 AM
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sounding great

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Comment #20 by fatboy101
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 11:14:47 AM
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I hope the hive mind is different from the first game.It wasn't that good a final boss.

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Comment #21 by xGr3n4dEx
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 11:23:35 AM
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@15 - I agree it was somewhat fun and a nice change of pace, but it got boring FAST. Like, 3 games and I was ready to call it quits. I don't really care if there's MP in DS3 though, as long as the campaign is on par with the other 2 games.

@17 - That should totes be an easter egg.

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Comment #22 by Kariokebeach
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 11:25:52 AM
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You know what I hate about this section. When you look at what you posted and want to change something (spelling, grammer, wording) and you can't edit these!! Hey PS3T, can you put an edit function on these boards????

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Comment #23 by kamijordan
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 12:23:17 PM
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it seems like dark prince from Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones always gabling prince xD

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Comment #24 by AngelsDontKill6
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 01:24:30 PM
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the really screwed up dead space 2, now they have just gone and ruined the whole series. wtf is this dark issac b.s.

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Comment #25 by chowder
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 01:47:02 PM
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Survival Horror as a genre is all about the "fight or flight" instinct and should only be played at night with the lights out and is best with headphones, or an empty house (IMHO). You want to immerse yourself in the game situation and give the developers the best chance of scaring the bejezus out of you.

Survival Horror games are great fun the first time you play, when you don't know what's going to happen next and every sound could be something out to get you. Subsequent play through are more like a regular shooter where you can get even with the game :-)

Dead space Extraction for example was fun but not scary. I knew I had no choice but to shoot the necromorphs (lot's of fight but no flight)

This whole co-op in a snowy white environment doesn't sound like survival horror to me.

no matter though, bring on Dead Space 3, I'll buy it :-)

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Comment #26 by Terminator
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 08:10:46 AM
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I completely agree, Dead Space 1 was scary as heck at times but Dead Space 2 only has one or two moments that are scary. The bulk of the game was a nice idea but didn't quite work and the tacked on MP didn't help.

I'd rather have another Story DLC then another crappy sequel and a patch to fix the bugs that have plagued this since release.

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Comment #27 by Exedome
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 03:36:34 AM
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so, the Hive Mind never died?

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US January 25, 2011
Europe January 28, 2011

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