Mass Effect 3 owners unlock N7 armour in Dead Space 3

EA's latest cross-promotion gives iconic threads, but gamers will need a save file on the same platform to get N7 armour for both Isaac and Carver.

Dead Space 3 will give Isaac Clarke the chance to don his own suit of N7 armour, provided players have a Mass Effect 3 save file sitting on their hard drive.

Commander Shepard's iconic armour has been modified slightly to allow for Clarke's headgear, and at present it's not know what in-game benefits the armour has - in previous Dead Space games each different suit of armour has offered various degrees of protection from Necromorph enemies.

There's no way to unlock the armour between platforms, so if gamers intend to play Dead Space 3 on Xbox 360, they'll need an Xbox 360 Mass Effect 3 save.

Isaac's co-op buddy John Carver also gets his own N7 kit with a red tint.

EA is no stranger to cross-promotion, offering a similar Mass Effect costume incentive for last year's Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning as well as Isaac Clarke himself in Skate 3.

Dead Space 3 will be released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on February 5 in the US and February 8 in Europe. Check out GameSpot's previous Dead Space 3 coverage for more information.

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Falru
Falru

Does it include a romance option?

emperiox
emperiox

im still waiting for my mass effect 3 ending...

Vodoo
Vodoo

No one should complain about a FREE piece of gaming content, even if it is from the EVIL ACRONYM, EA. It's EA's psychology, to kiss you on the lips before they do you prison style with micro-transactions.  

(I coined the phrase here folks... EA= Evil Acronym) 

You heard it here first  ; ^)


Vodoo
Vodoo

"There's no way to unlock the armor between platforms, so if gamers intend to play Dead Space 3 on Xbox 360, they'll need an Xbox 360 Mass Effect 3 save." 


Thank you, Captain Obvious!

Atombomb1981
Atombomb1981

I have an idea, Dead Space 3 should unlock itself and leave other  franchises alone.

Atombomb1981
Atombomb1981

Just EA and their "successful" business model... This is just the beginning, to keep fans hyped, then there will be bits and pieces of DLC. Of course everything will be available through Origin...

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Well I already met the qualifications, let's hope it pays off.

lancea34
lancea34

EA, we've had enough of your disingenuous cross-promotions.

Senor_Kami
Senor_Kami

It's odd to me too see people really upset over 100% optional bonus content that's as minor as armor.

Coren_Larken
Coren_Larken

I like that they do this stuff...although the N7 armor in Kingdoms of Amalur was only good for the first thirty minutes of gameplay :(.

Alves_19
Alves_19

just the saves file?? that's easy to arrange... i'm selling my!! after the deal is done i send you by e-mail or even a cd with it! ( delivery taxes will be charged)

Takeno456
Takeno456

That's pretty cool. Now if only you could get a Dead Space suit to wear in Mass Effect 3!

santinegrete
santinegrete

Still not getting this on Origin EA, forget it.

BladeStrike1234
BladeStrike1234

I hope wearing this unlocks the "really bad" ending.

mtait01
mtait01

That's a nice little bonus :) I won't be buying into any of those micro transactions though - but I have played ME3 on my PS3 so I am very happy about this little freebie... hope the armour is actually good though and not irrelevant come chapter 5

ThePowerOfHAT
ThePowerOfHAT

Admittedly, things like this - crossover between games that can't really exist in the same universe - really draws me out of the experience.

Dead Space is headed down a terrifying path.  And not the good kind of terrifying.  The EA kind.

yonners232
yonners232

Looks just like the security armor from Dead Space 2, but with an N7 logo on it.... thanks EA, really busting your ass for the fans.

edinko
edinko

They should stop this bizarre nonsensical cross games promotions that dont make any sense! They just look like idiots even more as usual

tgwenz
tgwenz

He is not worthy to don that armor :(

sieg6529
sieg6529

This has absolutely no impact on my decision to buy.  

Mr_Mark_Legion
Mr_Mark_Legion

does this excite ppl or have i just gotten old and dont understand the geargasm

cyberarmy
cyberarmy

There is a little problem right there, first they must persuade ME3 owners to buy DS3. 

They are on a very wrong path it seems but i ll make my last decision after reading lots'o'reviews...

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

That is sad for me, I started Mass Effect series on Xbox 360 and I have Dead Space 1,2 on PS3 but that's okay, I can live without the N7 Rig and to me, this is just for looks. Looking forward to Dead Space 3.

Dasim64
Dasim64

Could life get any more amazing. And yes that was sarcasm.

unreal101
unreal101

Hopefully this won't be like Dead Space 2, where all the bonus armors ended up being crap.

N3C70V01D
N3C70V01D

@Vodoo ELECTROLLIC ARTS it's another one among many more...

JustPlainLucas
JustPlainLucas

@Vodoo Meh.. I've been saying Evil Assholes for some time.  Has a better ring to it. 

thorn3000
thorn3000

@Vodoo well, to be honest, you would be surprised how many people will nevertheless probably contact support with this question and demand it is made possible...

vader501st
vader501st

@Vodoo  Well, to be fair they could tie the save file to your origin account. Kinda like they did to the BF 3 N7 dog tag.

N3C70V01D
N3C70V01D

@Senor_Kami Maybe in the future you'll start not finding odd when some next gen games started being released in parts like dlc's .... maybe then you'll remenber why some douches were so upset about some piece of crappy armor or disposable optional content !Just saying!


AverageGameJoe
AverageGameJoe

@Takeno456 Or Collectors Armour in Dead Space, just imagine you in the dark and only those green eyes popping out, if I was necromorph I would be scared shitless

TriggerManX97
TriggerManX97

@BladeStrike1234 If you finish that game while wearing the armor Isaac and the necromorph's realize their differences and instead of fighting they talk things out and go live in happy land forever and ever.

Cordliss
Cordliss

@edinko This is bizarre? What about the ME armor for Final Fantasy XIII-2 and the Dragon Age armor with ME2, at least this game is sci fi.

Cordliss
Cordliss

@cyberarmy They don't care who buys the game as long as people are buying it. How is this wrong? EA published Mass Effect and they publish Dead Space, no other explanation needed as to why they created this armor.

Cordliss
Cordliss

@unreal101 The bonus armor had 10 additional item slots, bonus armor and better stats toward certain weapons how is that crap? if anything they were way OP for anything below hardcore difficulty.

Hairygrim
Hairygrim

@TriggerManX97 Half way into that cutscene you get a pop-up on the screen saying 'Press X to romance'.

thorn3000
thorn3000

@Imperiacommando @yonners232 complaining makes more fun then defending, when defending something you need to be sensibly reasonable about a subject (unless defending britney spears), but when complaining you can let go of your fantasy and come up with the most idiotic of complaints and defend them without reason...believe me, I heard some good ones...

edinko
edinko

i ment like all of them. specially that one you said is awful

sieg6529
sieg6529

Pure truth, I assure you.  I don't fall for gimmicks as readily as others.

sieg6529
sieg6529

If you yourself don't care (seriously!), don't post on the freakin' comment, case closed.

Cordliss
Cordliss

@sieg6529 Who the hell cares seriously? if you don't want it, don't download the freakin' thing, case closed.