Dead Space 3 will be released February 5, 2013 in North America, EA revealed today at Gamescom. The European release will follow on February 8. The February release window was originally revealed at E3, also at an EA press conference.

If you're thrilled about maybe being killed by space monsters in February, you can enter to have your weapon design (and face) featured in the game in a new contest at the official website.
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EA FORECASTS THE WORLD'S DEADLIEST WINTER WHEN DEAD SPACE 3 RELEASES ON FEBRUARY 8, 2013
Dead Space 3 Limited Edition Gives Players Advanced Spacesuits and Weapons to Help Overcome Deadly Necromorphs and the Icy, Harsh Alien Terrain
COLOGNE, Germany – Aug. 14, 2012 – Surviving violent, subzero conditions while fighting gigantic creatures, human enemies and blood-thirsty Necromorphs won't be as easy as it sounds! Gamers can go it alone, or fortunately for fans everywhere, they will have the chance to face these terrors with a friend when Visceral Games, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio launches Dead Space 3 in Europe on February 8, 2013 (5 February 2013 in North America). From the lonely depths of space, to a graveyard of derelict spaceships, to a frozen planet with brutal conditions, Dead Space 3 takes action and terror to incredible new heights. In Dead Space 3, the fate of mankind rests in the hands of engineer Isaac Clarke and his new merciless co-op partner, John Carver. Survival is more difficult than ever before, but Visceral Games announced today that fans who pre-order the Dead Space 3 Limited Edition at participating retailers will have the advantage of using two bonus* suits and weapons, right when they start the game.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.