Dead Space's 'new chapter' teased, introduces John Carver

EA has released a new video that introduces John Carver--a character that could be Isaac Clarke's rumored co-op partner.


Dead Space 3 is currently one of the industry's worst-kept secrets. However, as E3 approaches, it appears Electronic Arts is nearing an official announcement of the title.

The official Dead Space website has been updated with a brand new teaser video for "a new chapter in the Dead Space saga." While it focuses on what appears to be a forthcoming motion comic, it introduces John Carver--a character that could be Isaac Clarke's rumored co-op partner.

The video shows off the icy planet Uxor, which echoes previous reports that Dead Space 3 would take place in such an environment. "While patrolling the planet Uxor, Earthgov Sergeant John Carver witnesses an attack on the Marker Site he guards which changes his life forever. John must now fight his way through a colony now in complete chaos as he begins to discover how important he is in fighting the Necromorph plague," EA's official description of the video reads.

EA also adds: "This is just the start of John Carver's saga in the Dead Space Universe." Given the publisher's recent confirmation that a new game in the franchise is coming, it seems likely that Mr. Carver will have some role in the upcoming game.

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    May 29, 2012 2:30 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Dead Space's 'new chapter' teased, introduces John Carver.

    EA has released a new video that introduces John Carver--a character that could be Isaac Clarke's rumored co-op partner.

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      May 29, 2012 8:39 PM

      Love the series, but honestly, what the hell is wrong with the storyline board members? While military bases do indeed have residential areas (for active duty and family members), forward operating bases (or FOBs) like this this where a military installation is keeping a dangerous artifact like this (which at this point in the timeline - they damn well know everything about how the obelisks work, the higher than normally detectable frequencies they operate on, etc.) would never have a civilian population on hand.

      While I understand having to lose the Isaac character now, John Carver might be interesting, but hoenstly it would be nice to be the "faceless" hero if only so we can project our ownselves into the character while playing.

      I am very excited about the co-op... as I've always co-op'd the Dead Space games with my brother (we would only play together, only at night, alone, and take turns after completing missions or any big battles). Hopefully we can still keep that sense of making a difference as an individual, but without turning it into a non-important "objectives" list. Not sure if that really makes sense.. (did anyone else every play Doom3 with the co-op patch? That was a great way to play through Doom3 (just as it was a great way to play Doom and Doom2) I always felt better having my friend at my side going through hell.

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      May 30, 2012 12:50 AM

      I don't want a Co-Op "buddy" in my Dead Space! How scary would "Alien" have been if Ripley had had some stubbled beefcake in battle armor running beside her, shouting clichéed dialogue and shooting at everything with his belt-fed machinegun? "Come get some!" "Aaah you xenomorphs are pussies!"

      I hate the Co-op trend. If I want company I play CS, Quake or Battlefield, in horror and exploration games I want to be alone.

      To me, Dead Space 2 improved on every component of its predecessor, without making the first game look bad. I so hope the third game will continue the trend.

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        May 30, 2012 1:22 AM

        Did you just describe Aliens?

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          June 1, 2012 2:43 AM

          I meant in the first one. The second one was built from the ground up to be scary and have soldiers at the same time, Cameron at his best.

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        May 30, 2012 1:32 AM

        "I hate the Co-op trend. If I want company I play CS, Quake or Battlefield, in horror and exploration games I want to be alone."

        Yeah? Well Blizzard would tell you to go fuck yourself, since they demand the only proper way to play Diablo 3, is to try and find someone to play it with you.

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          May 30, 2012 3:37 AM

          He said "horror and exploration" games...

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          June 1, 2012 2:41 AM

          Amen, brother. I was pumped for D3 for several years, and when hearing about the imbalance and growth pains post-release, I decided to wait for 6 months from now before getting it, until the game has "settled", but hearing that the makers actually WANT you to farm for magic items for days in Act I and II, before going up against Hell/Inferno bosses, and that they stack the deck against single players, I kind of lost faith in them.

          It made them sound like they don't want us to merrily enjoy playing the game, they try to strategically encourage us to play, replay, grind, look at ads, spread the word on social medias, chase nonsensical achievements, make them money in every moment of being logged in. Took the charm away. Immersion GONE. Not that the thread-bare plot seems to give much immersion in the first place.

          And the GameBanshee-review was extremely honest, sober and detailed, not pulling any punches: [url]]

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            June 3, 2012 1:50 AM

            Yeah, I was looking forward to D3 as well. But after discovering their plans to make everyone bend over so they can have their way with them, and then charging 60 dollars for the privilege, I decided to pass.

            I went an' read that review. I had to navigate to it on their site cuz that link gave a 404. Turns out it was simply missing the L at the end of .html

            Anyway, here's an article I highly recommend reading

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              June 4, 2012 1:54 AM

              Sorry, sadly Shacknews doesn't allow editing of prior posts (like you would on Reddit), and I can't get any reply notifications either.

              Interesting preface on that cinemablend-article, I'll be sure to read it.

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      May 30, 2012 5:42 AM

      Wouldn't it be.....strange...if Issac Clark turned out to be an Alex Mercer ala Prototype 2? Why am I getting this feeling Issac will be villainous in some way.

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