Electronic Arts 14633197228 Video Games User Manual

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Getting Started ........................................1
Playing the Game ......................................7
Introduction .....................................................2
Resource Integration Gear .......9
Controls ................................................................2
Bench .............................................................................10
Getting Started ........................................4
Need Help? ...........................................................14
Main Menu .................................................................5
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Getting Started
Starting a game: Before use, carefully read the instructions supplied with the PS3™ computer
entertainment system. The documentation contains information on setting up and using your
system as well as important safety information.
Check that the MAIN POWER switch (located on the system rear) is turned on. Insert the
Dead Space™ 3 disc with the label facing up into the disc slot. Select the icon for the software
title under [Game] in the PS3™ system’s home menu, and then press the S button. Refer to this
manual for information on using the software.
Quitting a game: During gameplay, press and hold down the PS button on the wireless controller
for at least 2 seconds. Then select “Quit Game” from the screen that is displayed.
To remove a disc, touch the eject button after quitting the game.
Trophies: Earn, compare and share trophies that you earn by making specific
in-game accomplishments. Trophies access requires a PlayStation®Network account.
Saved data for PS3™ format software
Saved data for PS3™ format software is saved on the system’s hard disk.
The data is displayed under “Saved Game Utility” in the Game menu.
Isaac Clarke returns, joined by merciless soldier John Carver, to chase a risky plan that promises
to finally stop the Necromorphs. Together Clarke and Carver must explore the frozen planet of
Tau Volantis and track down the secret they hope will end the Necromorph plague forever, all
while overcoming avalanches, treacherous ice-climbs, and the violent wilderness. Facing deadlier
evolved enemies and brutal elements, the unlikely pair must work together to save mankind from
the impending apocalypse.
Default Controls
Zero-G Launch
Primary fire
Alternate fire
Select weapon
left stick
B button
right stick
N button
N button (hold)
W button (hold)
W button (double-tap)
Q button
E button
E button (when aiming)
R button
R button (while aiming)
directional buttons
S button
Default Controls (CONT.)
Quick heal
Stasis recharge
F button
A button
A button (while aiming)
A button (when available after using Kinesis)
D button
D button (while aiming)
SELECT button
START button
Action Controls
This controller map allows you to run and roll by pressing the S button and crouch by pressing
the W button. A good choice for action- and agility-oriented players, the Action Controls
scheme grants easy access to movement and dodge commands.
W button
S button (hold)
S button (double-tap)
Shooter Controls
This control scheme maps crouch to the A button, allowing you to take cover quickly. You can
also toggle run in gravity or land and launch in zero gravity by pressing the B button. If you
prefer traditional first- and third-person shooter controls, this is the control scheme to use.
Toggle run (gravity)/Land (Zero G)/
Launch (Zero G)
Quick Heal
Roll (gravity)/Boost (Zero G)
B button
N button
W button
A button
Getting Started
Pause Menu
Upper Tool
Access the Pause menu to restart from your last checkpoint, invite a friend to play, adjust settings,
and view trophies, progress, and unlocks. You can also choose to exit the game.
Checkpoint Restart
Restart from your last checkpoint. This means you will lose all
progress since the last checkpoint.
Invite a friend to your game.
Invite Friend
Adjust A/V settings, game settings, difficulty, and more.
View your accomplishments in-game thus far.
Progress and Unlocks View difficulty levels you have completed, artifacts collected, optional
quests you’ve finished, and logs and weapon parts you’ve found.
Save and Quit
Save your inventory and return to the main menu.
Saving and Loading
Lower Tool Ammo
The Autosave feature saves your progress and inventory at checkpoints. To reload from your last
checkpoint, press the START button and select CHECKPOINT RESTART.
HUD Basics
While Isaac’s Resource Integration Gear (RIG) keeps health and Stasis information in view at
all times during combat, the heads-up display (HUD) lets you view how much ammo you have
left without the need for a menu. The limited HUD keeps your eyes on the enemies and your
environment instead of on your stats, but makes it simple to understand your current status
at a glance.
When you aim your weapon, a display appears beside the weapon with the number of shots you
have left before you need to reload. If your weapon has an Upper and Lower Tool, you’ll see two
numbers—the top for primary fire and the bottom for alternate fire. Reloading refills both Tools.
Main Menu
This menu appears before you begin your current gameplay session and provides access to
Solo Campaign, Co-Op Campaign, Game Modes, Settings, Downloadable Content, and Extras.
Solo Campaign
Select to launch a single-player game, continue from your last checkpoint, or replay parts of
the campaign.
Continue from Last Save Play from your last checkpoint.
Continue Story
Play from the most recent point in the story you have reached.
Chapter Select Select a previously played chapter and choose a checkpoint to replay
part of the game.
Co-Op Campaign
Downloadable Content
Select to join a public co-op game, find Friends currently in-game, create a private game with
Friends, or launch a public game for other players to join.
Quick Match
Join a public game that’s currently in progress.
Check to see if Friends are currently playing public games of
Find Friends’ Games
Dead Space 3.
Create Private Game Create a co-op campaign that can be joined by invitation only.
Create Public Game Create a co-op game that’s open for any player to join.
View a list of features and items available for purchase, including suits, weapons, resource and
weapons packs, Scavenger Bot upgrades, and new episodes.
New Game+ Modes
Play Dead Space 3 in a different way from the normal campaign. Complete the game on any
difficulty level to unlock these additional modes.
New Game+
This game mode is locked until you complete the game once. Your
inventory and weapons will carry forward, although your chapter
progress will be reset.
This game mode is in the spirit of the original Dead Space™.
Pure Survival This game mode emphasizes resource management.
Hardcore This game mode provides a challenge beyond even the Hard and
Impossible modes.
Access the Settings menu to adjust screen settings, game settings, and controller settings, or to
look at the controller map.
A/V Settings
Adjust brightness and volume settings, and turn subtitles on or off.
Game Settings
Turn Co-op Partner Locator on or off, choose whether or not to skip
tutorials, toggle vibration settings, and adjust aiming.
Controller Settings Invert the x-axis and y-axis as desired and adjust the
controller sensitivity.
Controller Map Look at the default controls and alternate control schemes.
Access Extras to redeem a code to download new content, activate your online pass, view your
progress, refresh your memory on Dead Space’s backstory, and view the credits.
Redeem Content
Redeem a code for downloadable content.
Online Pass
Activate your online pass to enjoy online functionality.
Progress and Unlocks Browse your completion by difficulty level in each chapter, view the
number of artifacts recovered, and more.
Previously On
A video that helps catch you up on the lore and backstory of
Dead Space.
Credits View the credits for Dead Space 3.
Playing the Game
Adding useful items, such as Med Packs, to your inventory is key to success. When you see a
container or box, press the R button to stomp on it or the E button to perform a melee
attack and open it. Press the S button to add the revealed item to your inventory. Press the
SELECT button to open the inventory display and view your items, consume Med Packs, and equip
weapons, among other things.
When you see a ladder with blue rails, you can climb it. Press the S button to begin climbing and
move the left stick to ascend or descend.
When rappelling down the side of a cliff, move the left stick to rappel and press the Q button
to jump. Move the left stick to descend, move from side to side, and dodge falling rocks. You may
occasionally lose your footing, but you can continue rappelling once you’ve regained your balance.
Integration Gear
Press the D button while aiming to fire Stasis at your target. Stasis makes enemies slow down,
leaving them vulnerable to attack. Stasis can be used in other ways while exploring, as well. Use it
to slow down fans or other quick-moving obstacles.
The Resource Integration Gear (RIG) helps you keep tabs on your health and Stasis recharge.
Kinesis lets you pick up objects and throw them out of your way—or at enemies. When you see
an object you want to move or throw, hold the Q button to aim at it and hold the A button to
grab and move it. Release the A button to drop it or press the E button to throw it wherever
you’re aiming. You can also twist open doors and locks by using torque on them with multiple taps
of the A button while engaged with Kinesis.
The spinal display glows to reveal your overall health, with a full bar indicating good health. As
you take damage, the bar shortens and changes color. Yellow means that you have less than
half of your health. Red means that you have less than a quarter of your health and are in critical
condition. Use a Med Pack to restore some health. When you die, the game automatically reloads
from your last checkpoint.
Use resources to create weapons and craft items at the Bench. Equip Scavenger Bots to locate
hidden caches of resources. When the Scavenger Bots are successful, the resources become
available the next time you’re at a Bench. If you choose to sell certain crafted items at the Bench,
you’ll receive a refund of half of the resources that went into crafting the items. View resources on
the right side of the inventory screen.
Your current stock of Stasis is indicated by the half-circle on Isaac’s back to the right of his spinal
column. When full, the half-circle is colored blue and completely filled in. As you use Stasis, it
decreases in size and changes color. Press the D button to recharge your Stasis and consume
an item.
Scavenger Bots
The Inventory/RIG display lets you view your weapons, key items, and resources. Press the
SELECT button to view your inventory and scroll with the W button and the R button to see
your Mission objectives, Database, and Scavenger Bots.
Opening the RIG display does not pause the game. You can continue moving Isaac with this
translucent display open or press the A button to exit the display. Aiming with the Q button
also closes the display.
Scavenger Bots are devices designed to help you locate resource caches. Resource caches emit
an audible ping; listen closely to the sounds around you to know when to equip the Scavenger Bot.
To equip a Scavenger Bot, simply press the directional button C and select it from among
your weapons.
Hold the Q button to aim with the Scavenger Bot and look for resources. The Scavenger Bot
screen acts as a type of compass, so arrows that point up or down are an indication that you need
to ascend or descend floors. The radar informs you if you’re facing the correct direction. When
you’re close to resources, the Scavenger Bot display pulses and signals audibly. Fire with the
E button to release the Scavenger Bot and let it locate the resources for you. The resources
will automatically be available the next time you’re at a Bench. Placing a Scavenger Bot away
from the target area results in a smaller bounty of resources.
To check the status of a Scavenger Bot, open the RIG Display and select the
Scavenger Bot screen.
Inventory/RIG Display
The inventory screen displays items such as Med Packs and ammo clips in the central inventory
section, with weapons and key items on the left and resources on the right. Select any item and
choose MOVE or DROP to give it a new home in your inventory or eliminate it and make space for
more items. If you want to consume a Med Pack instantly to increase health, select it and choose
USE. You can also choose GIVE to hand your items to your partner in co-op games.
The Mission screen lists primary objectives on the left and optional missions on the right. The
lower portion of the screen displays the personal journal, which details the story and reminds you
of the logical next move, such as using the locator to find the next RIG coordinates. Press the
S button on any objective to make it the active objective for your Locator.
The Database lets you view your entry logs and artifacts. These help you keep track of your
progress in each chapter and remind you of what to do next. Scroll to the far right to
view Tutorials.
Scavenger Bots
The Scavenger Bots screen keeps you up to date on what each of your Scavenger Bots is doing.
Scavenger Bots still in your possession are waiting to be deployed. Once released, a bot appears
with a timer indicating when it will return. After it has located resources, it can be reacquired at
the next Bench you visit.
The Bench is a workspace for you to build weapons from parts or blueprints, upgrade existing
weapons with Circuits, craft items such as Stasis Packs, and view your inventory. This is also the
only place you can access your Safe Inventory.
Weapon Crafting
Modify and upgrade an existing weapon or build a new weapon
from scratch.
Select a default blueprint or custom blueprint to instantly create a
weapon, using available scavenged parts.
Weapon Upgrades Add Circuits to upgrade an existing weapon.
Craft Items
Create items such as ammo clips, Med Packs, Stasis packs, and
Tungsten Torque Bars, to give you an edge in and out of combat.
View and manage equipment in the RIG Inventory and Safe Inventory.
Building A Weapon
Design your own weapons to customize your combat style. At the Bench, select WEAPON
CRAFTING to design a weapon from scratch using Resources and parts, or select BLUEPRINTS to
instantly assemble a weapon from an existing blueprint.
Selecting a Frame
To create a customized weapon, select CRAFT NEW WEAPON from the Weapon Crafting menu at
the Bench. When frame options appear, choose what type you want. A Compact frame creates a
one-handed weapon, while a Heavy Frame creates a two-handed weapon.
Every gun has an Upper Tool and a Lower Tool, so it can deal two different types of damage. This
makes you a more versatile fighter, ready for all situations and enemies at any range.
After selecting a frame, choose an Upper Tool from the new menu. This is your primary fire. The
next screen you see serves as a customization menu. Below Upper Tool, select LOWER TOOL to
choose your alternate fire option. You can also choose a melee Tool here, in case enemies
get too close.
Tips modify the firing based on the Tools you choose for your gun, so these options do not
become available until you’ve selected your Tools. For instance, if your Upper Tool is a Plasma
Core, your Upper Tip options let you select exactly how you want to blast enemies with kinetic or
charged energy.
Pay attention to changes to damage, reload, clip, and speed on the lower right-hand side of the
screen, which vary by Tip. Each Tip also has a range and accuracy rating, so you can customize
your weapon to your combat strengths and weaknesses.
An attachment gives you an extra bonus for your weapon’s stats or capabilities. You can apply
two attachments to each weapon. Depending on your combat needs, choose an attachment that
subtly boosts the damage you deal with a new feature, such as fire damage or Stasis, or select
an attachment that increases clip size for yourself and your partner, automatically reloads your
weapon, or heals a partner when you consume a Med Pack.
Circuits give your weapon bonuses to reload, rate of fire, damage, or clip. To begin adding
Circuits, select an empty Circuit slot and select one of these features from the menu that appears,
then add any Circuit you have found, or craft a new one by selecting CONSTRUCT NEW CIRCUIT.
Each Frame comes with a specific number of Circuit slots. If your weapon has fewer than eight
Circuit slots, you can unlock more with Tungsten.
Some Circuits have a single boost, such as +2 Damage, while others have two, such as +1
Reload +1 Rate of Fire. If you see a Circuit with minor structural flaws, noted in the description on
the right side of the screen, it means the Circuit has a bonus at the expense of another feature.
For instance, +2 Rate of Fire -1 Damage gives you a faster firing speed at the expense of
damage dealt.
Completing Construction
When you’re finished designing your weapon, press the D button to create a blueprint for it (to
share with your Friends in co-op games), or press the A button to construct it.
Modifying a Weapon
At the Bench, select WEAPON CRAFTING and choose a weapon to modify or upgrade it. This takes
you to the weapon construction menu, where you can change or add Tools, Tips, Attachments,
and Circuits to your weapons. If you only want to upgrade a weapon with Circuits, select
WEAPON UPGRADES from the Modify Weapons menu to skip the entire weapon
construction menu.
Crafting Items
Crafting items using resources adds valuables to your inventory when you can’t find enough in
containers. Craftable items include ammo clips, Med Packs, Stasis packs, and Tungsten Torque
Bars. Each item in the list has a number on the right that tells you how many you already have in
your Inventory.
All of the items you craft take up room in your inventory—though you can add an unlimited
number of Tungsten Torque Bars because they stack in a single slot. To sell an item and gain
resources as payment, select it from the list and press the D button. Just remember that the
resources you receive for selling an item are typically only half of the resources that go into
crafting the item in the first place. You can also share items by pressing the F button in co-op
Safe Inventory
The Bench gives you access to your Safe Inventory, so you can move items from your Safe to the
RIG Inventory for use. To view your inventory at the Bench, select SAFE from the Bench menu.
To move an item from the RIG Inventory to the Safe Inventory or vice versa, select the item and
press the S button. Once an item is in your Safe Inventory, you cannot access it until you are at a
Bench. To sell an item, press the D button.
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