Oh Dead Space 3. First you scared us by introducing a frat-heavy extra character; then you terrified us by telling us there'd be co-op because we were too scared to play it by ourselves; then we found out the game would be riddled with microtransactions; then we learned that the PC port would be no frills; and then you told us that we'd have to pay for the full ending. Now comes the news that you'll arrive with 11 pieces of day one DLC.At least the DLC ties into the crafting system, just as with the microtransactions...although the two are apparently completely separate entities. Eurogamer reports that the DLC, spotted on the US Playstation Store this week, pertains to pimping out Isaac's salvage bot - boosting its capacity, loot-gathering proficiency, and make it speedier amongst other things.
Additionally, just as with Dead Space 2, there'll be DLC packs for extra weapons and suits for Isaac, along with the goodies that the special editions are getting.
The full list is below:
- Bot Capacity Upgrade - $4.99
- Bot Personality Pack - $4.99
- First Contact Pack - Free
- Marauder Pack - $4.99
- Sharpshooter Pack - $4.99
- Tundra Recon Pack - $4.99
- Witness the Truth Pack - $4.99
- Bot Accelerator - $4.99
- Epic Weapon & Resource Pack - $2.99
- Online Pass - $9.99
- Ultra Weapon & Resource Pack - $1.99
- Resource Pack - $0.99
Now admittedly we don't have to buy these if we don't want them, but we frankly loathe the notion of day one, paid DLC. It smacks of greed, presents connotations of an unfinished product in the box (at full retail price), and leaves us with a sour taste in the mouth.
Oh, and naturally there's an online pass too.