Dead Space 3 Launches Today to Global Critical Acclaim - Heralded as One of the Best Games of This Generation

Tue Feb 5, 2013 10:00am EST

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EA and Visceral Games Announce Spine-Tingling Downloadable Content Pack: Dead
Space 3 Awakened
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
The tense, frightening and action-packed fight against the Necromorphs returns -
but this time gamers don`t have to go at it alone! Visceral Games, an Electronic
Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, today announced that Dead Space 3, the first big
entertainment blockbuster of 2013, is now available at retail stores in North
America and on Origin.com. Heralded by more than 30 press outlets including USA
Today, Forbes, NBC News and IGN as one of the most anticipated games of 2013,
Dead Space 3 introduces an innovative drop-in/drop-out feature, all-new weapon
crafting system and takes players on a thrilling ride through the terrors that
lie hidden in deep space and the unforgiving ice planet of Tau Volantis. Dead
Space 3 is an International hit having received a 9.0 from Multiplayer.it in
Italy, 9.0 from AusGamers in Australia, 8.8 from 3DJuegos.com in Spain and a
9.75 from Game Informer magazine in North America. As a result of these four,
the gameis launching with an average score of 91, and being raved by Game
Informer magazine who said Dead Space 3, "[is] one of the best games of this
generation."

Visceral Games also announced today that gamers can extend this brutal adventure
in March with Dead Space 3 Awakened, an all-new digital download pack. In Dead
Space 3 Awakened, players will experience the franchise`s darkest chapters as
the Necromorph battles become even more gruesome and terrifying than ever
before. The pack will be available in March on the PlayStationNetwork and PC via
Origin.com for $9.99 and Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 800 MS Points. 

"With Dead Space 3 our goal was to evolve the franchise bringing in innovative
new features like drop-in/drop-out co-op, weapon crafting, and an engaging
atmosphere while still retaining the incredible suspense, horror, action and
sound that the series is known for," said Steve Papoutsis, Vice President and
General Manager of Visceral Games and Executive Producer on Dead Space 3.
"Gamers are going to be thrown in and out of space, taken to a violent new ice
planet and allowed to explore several different abandoned spaceships and caves.
But we`re not stopping there. In Dead Space 3 Awakened, gamerswill experience
some of the most disturbing content they have ever seen in a Dead Space game -
they are going to love it." 

Dead Space 3 takes players to the edge of the psyche on a suspense-filled
expedition to uncover the secret of the Necromorph infestation and unravel the
mystery behind the mysterious Markers. For the first time in the franchise,
players can choose to experience thisalone or with a friend using the fully
integrated drop-in/drop-out co-op feature. In co-op, players take on the role of
Sergeant John Carver - a merciless soldier who lost his family to the Necromorph
infestation - as they unlock story details, side missions and gameplay mechanics
that only he can uncover. Dead Space 3 also introduces a hostile new planet
called Tau Volantis that pits players against deadly, subzero conditions and
highly-evolved enemies including new Necromorphs and gigantic boss creatures.
Using the all-new weapon crafting system, players can scavenge for parts and
build devastating new weapons to defeat any enemies that stand in their way. 

Dead Space 3 is now available in North America for the PlayStation3 computer
entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system with Kinect
support, and the PC, and will be available February 8 in Europe. The game is
rated M for Mature by the ESRB. Follow us on Twitter at:
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www.facebook.com/deadspace. For additional information and news, visit
www.deadspace.com. Additional information and assets are available at
http://www.info.ea.com. 

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for
Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and
social networks. EA has more than 275 million registered players and operates in
75 countries. 

In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion. Headquartered in
Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically
acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims, Madden NFL, FIFA
Soccer, Need for Speed, Battlefield and Mass Effect. More information about EA
is available at http://info.ea.com. 

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