The game's box art depicts series protagonist Issac Clarke against a mountainous snowy backdrop.
Dead Space 3 will take place on a frozen planet and features a new character named John Carver.
The game will feature drop-in, drop-out co-operative play using the new character. The entire game can also be played alone without an AI-controlled partner, which will present different cutscenes and dialogue.
A graphic novel teaser appeared on the official Dead Space website last week, revealing that it is "the start of John Carver's saga in the Dead Space Universe".
Dead Space 3, the sequel to Visceral Games' survival horror third-person shooter Dead Space 2, will launch in February next year.
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