From EA’s conference we learn that Dead Space 3 not only will have coop gameplay (as we have already known) but drop in, drop out coop. Also, we learn from this trailer that there is a giant space monster that likes to eat people. Space monsters always seem to like to eat people.
Looks like there is going to be some tension between Clark and Carver. That’s a good thing. Someone needs to continue to tell Clark he’s mad in the head.
Regarding the coop, the official site says this:
PLAY AS CARVER
Dead Space 3 introduces Earthgov Sergeant John Carver, a merciless soldier with a complex history that is revealed during the co-op campaign. Unlock collectibles and new paths using clues only Carver can see as he comes to grips with his traumatic past. Together with Isaac Clarke you will fight to discover the secret to stopping the Necromorph infestation.
CHANGE THE GAME
Fighting alongside a co-op partner changes the way you play the game. While playing the co-op version of Dead Space 3’s campaign, you will uncover additional story elements, cut-scenes, and battle strategies that are exclusive to this mode. Play how you want – immerse yourself in the classic single-player campaign with Isaac Clarke, then discover how the story evolves when a co-op partner is present in your campaign.
DROP IN DROP OUT
Play together with a friend or go it alone as Isaac Clarke using the seamless new drop in, drop out functionality. Your partner can join and leave at any checkpoint in the game, so you’ll never have to backtrack or play catch-up.
This game will be available February 2013 for Xbox, PC, and PS3.