E3 08: Dead Space demo shows off the game’s HUD, or lack thereof

Today has been nothing but video and video, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. How else would we get to know the hottest games of E3 08 besides, y’know, actually playing them?

As Dale mentioned during his live blog of the EA press conference, Dead Space is lacking a HUD. Rather than an ol’ fashioned health bar, your health is made known through the lights on Isaac Clarke’s back. Similarly, your ammo is displayed on the actual gun you carry rather than in the corner of your TV screen.

As for more important matters, such as Dead Space‘s combat, you’ll find plenty of that in the video too. It seems to be along the lines of your typical third-person survival horror, excluding the awesome high-tech, lightning bolt-firing gun.

Hit the jump for the developer walkthrough video.

Is it just me, or was that tentacle sequence at the end pretty badass? October can’t come soon enough.

Jordan Devore
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