‘Dead Space 3’ Launch Trailer Piles On The Atmosphere [Video]

Even if you’re not a fan of the franchise, the launch trailer for Dead Space 3 does a fantastic job of creating atmosphere and generating tension.

You don’t have to be well-versed in the Dead Space storyline to understand that there’s some seriously sinister stuff taking place in the latest promotional clip. Curious parties should consider taking a look at the video embedded below.

According to Cinema Blend, the giant structure jutting out of the snow towards the end of the trailer is called a Marker. In the Dead Space universe, these things are tied to the creation of all life. Unfortunately for hero Isaac Clarke, the creepy structure is also the birthing ground for the hideous creature he’s forced to fight during his adventures.

The game’s plot has been described as follows:

” ‘Dead Space 3’ brings Isaac Clarke and merciless soldier John Carver on a journey across space to discover the source of the Necromorph outbreak. Crash-landed on the frozen planet of Tau Volantis, Isaac must comb the harsh environment for raw materials and scavenged parts. He will then put his engineering skills to the ultimate test to create and customize weapons and survival tools. The ice planet holds the key to ending the Necromorph plague forever, but first Isaac must overcome avalanches, treacherous ice-climbs, and the violent wilderness. Facing deadlier evolved enemies and the brutal elements, Isaac can choose to team up, not only for his own survival, but for that of mankind’s.”

If any of that makes sense, then you’ve probably pre-ordered your copy of Dead Space 3 already. The game is slated to hit retail shelves next week.

You can find the launch trailer for the title below. Forbes explains that song featured in the clip is Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” as performed by the band Nonpoint.

Are you a fan of Dead Space? Will you pick up your very own copy of Dead Space 3 when it arrives on February 5?