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EA confirms new Dead Space game

Likely to be announced at E3 and due for release by the end of March 2013

EA has confirmed plans to launch a new Dead Space game during the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2013.

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The publisher referenced the title during an investor call last night when it said: "At the foundation is another year of blockbuster brands: Madden NFL, FIFA, Sim City, Medal of Honor, Dead Space, and Need for Speed as well as mobile hits like The Simpsons Tapped Out, and Bejeweled."

In a follow-up email to Game Informer, EA added: "There's no further information today but watch for several big product announcements from EA at E3 in June."

While it's yet to be confirmed, Visceral Games is widely tipped to be making Dead Space 3.

The game was seemingly first revealed last September by an Israeli news show featuring what appeared to be leaked artwork.

Shortly after, Siliconera posted multiple reports claiming to reveal details of the plot. It said Dead Space 3 will ditch the series' typical spaceship setting in favour of an icy planet called Tau Volantis, where protagonist Isaac is on a rescue mission he's reluctantly accepted because there's a warrant out for his arrest.

He'll also reportedly have a split personality, with "Shadow Isaac" taunting our hero every chance he gets. These mind games will apparently play a major role in proceedings, with Isaac's shadow self viewable as a separate on-screen character.

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