As you could see from our previous hands-on with the game, Dead Space 3 has really come a long way from when we first saw it, bringing back some of the great survival horror scares that the series is known for while opening up a harrowing new snow-filled world to explore.  That said, you won't have to wait too much longer for it.

Electronic Arts has announced the release date for Visceral Games' latest effort, stating that it'll be hitting North American shores on February 5th, with a release coming in Europe three days later.

The company has also announced that it has launched a contest where users can try to get their face put into the game, lest it be ripped off by an alien.  Hey, take pleasure in your fame, will ya?  You can enter here:

Finally, EA has announced that the game will feature a Limited Edition upgrade for those who pre-order it, offering you a pair of bonus suits and weapons that you'll have access to from day one.  So, yeah, you might want to head over to your retailer and jump on that.

Look for more Dead Space 3 coverage in the months ahead!