Dead Space 3 is entering orbit to our local stores tomorrow, and Visceral Games has a surprise for those who toured the Sprawl back on Isaac Clarke’s second adventure. If you still have any save data from Dead Space 2, you will be rewarded with the Planet Cracker Plasma Cutter when you activate the first upgrade bench you come across in Dead Space 3. The Dead Space 3 website states that this special plasma cutter has better stats than the cutter you begin with and it has all eight circuit upgrade slots unlocked from the get-go.
Visceral Games has rewarded previous players in Dead Space 2 as well so this is not a precedent. If you had a Dead Space 1 save, you unlocked the classic plasma cutter, which had slightly better stats than the starting plasma cutter.
Dead Space 3 is developed by Visceral Games, Published by Electronic Arts, and is scheduled for release on February 5, 2013.