E3 is upon us, folks. If you’ve been following the gaming industry in blog and forum format for more than a year, then you know that these leaks and pre-E3 announcements are par for the course. This time we have seven leaked shots from what we assume is Dead Space 3.

EA’s press conference will happen on Monday of next week. Odds are pretty good that we’ll be seeing a lot of Isaac and the necromorphs he’s constantly tasked with taking down. Now, thanks to the leaked images you’ll find both above and below, we figure we’ll also be seeing a second character. The red guy, as we’re calling him, might be a staple in the campaign. He might even be a chance for friends and strangers to pair up and take on the perils of this survival horror experience together.

Either way, we’ll be able to confirm or deny the existence of Dead Space 3 and its cooperative elements by the time E3 is under way. For now, dig the shots in the gallery below.

[via Joystiq]