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'Dead Space 3', new 'Need For Speed' releasing by early 2013

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Dead Space 3 and a new Need For Speed title will launch within the next financial year, Electronic Arts has confirmed.

No specific details were revealed, other than the fact that both games will launch within the coming fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2013, reports Joystiq.

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Need For Speed was slated for a Q3 of fiscal year 2013 release, which means that it will likely launch in its typical October slot.

Both titles will almost certainly be detailed at this year's E3 event in Los Angeles, which takes place from June 5-7.

The confirmation came during the same financial call in which the company promised to invest $80m in next-generation software.

Dead Space 3 was first mentioned by EA CEO John Riccitiello at a conference last year.

A logo for the game was subsequently spotted on Israeli television, after a news show toured an Electronic Arts studio. A banner for the game could clearly be seen hanging from the studio's ceiling.

Dead Space 3 is said to take place on a frozen planet and feature new enemies called "the hive mind".

The game will once again star Isaac, the protagonist from the first two games, as well as new and recurring characters such as Ellie from Dead Space 2.

Previous release Dead Space 2 launched for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC last year.

> Read our 'Dead Space 2' review

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