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Dead Space 3 Awakened DLC coming in March

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Leaving no vacuum between the game's release and the first DLC plug, EA and Visceral announced today that Dead Space 3 Awakened will release on Origin next month for $10. There are no other details on the DLC except Executive Producer Steve Papoutsis' tease that we'll experience "some of the most disturbing content" we've ever seen in a Dead Space game. As it already sounds like an ESRB descriptor, we'll tentatively define "disturbing content" as Intense Violence, Blood and Gore, Strong Language, and possibly Sudden Decapitation.

Gamers are going to "love it," concludes Papoutsis, whose statement follows overall critical praise for Dead Space 3, which just released today. EA was quick to point that out, too, calling out Game Informer's 9.75, AusGamers' 9.0, and other high scores in its announcement.

Our review of the series' co-op twist is forthcoming. In the meantime, here's what we've heard about its microtransactions (opens in new tab) and the so-called "straight port" (opens in new tab) to the PC. The latter may not be as bad as it sounds, as the options menu doesn't look very offensive when peeped through YouTube (opens in new tab) .

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.