Visceral shares new Dead Space 3 screenshots

We still have about five months to wait until Dead Space 3 finally arrives (yes, it's still that far off), but Visceral Games and Electronic Arts been kind enough to share a collection of brand new screenshots to help tide us over. There are 10 in all, and they give glimpse at a variety of different things including Necromorphs, space, and even a couple new weapons. There are also some images of Isaac himself in his new armor, and we have to say he's looking pretty good for a person who has been through two horrific encounters with the Necromorphs.

Truth be told, these new screenshots all look beautiful and do absolutely nothing to help with the anticipation. Dead Space is a series that deserves a lot of attention, and Dead Space 3 is shaping up to be an excellent-looking game. Then again, we'd expect to it be excellent after playing through the first two titles of the series.

If anything, that's what Visceral is likely to struggle with this time around. The first two Dead Space titles received rave reviews thanks to their engaging (and thoroughly creepy) stories. It's going to be hard to keep that momentum going into a third installment, and it seems that Visceral knows this, as the studio is make a few changes to the Dead Space formula this time around. The game will take place on the frozen planet Tau Volantis, which is already a pretty big departure from the two previous games, but Visceral is also tossing a new companion into the mix with Dead Space 3.

Given these changes, a few are understandably hesitant about the game, but many more are remain excited nonetheless. You can count us among the latter group, because as stated above, Dead Space 3 looks set to impress. Sadly, we still have that five month wait ahead of us, and after viewing these screenshots, February 5 seems a lot further off than it did before.