I would be more excited for Captivate 12′ if Capcom hasn’t been dropping the ball left and right lately. And by lately I mean over the past several years. Announced this year is Lost Planet 3. I have nothing against the Lost Planet series, Lost Planet 2 was worlds better than the original. However I look at Lost Planet like the unsuccessful brother of Gears Of War that still lives in its parents basement. I haven’t lost faith yet though believe me. I still think Lost Planet 3 and the series as a whole has the makings for greatness. However, it looks like they are getting rid of the co-op and making the game more story driven with only a single player campaign. But expect an online multiplayer which has a high chance. of suckability. Past the break for a trailer, screens, and lots of game info.
I loved the demo for Lost Planet 2. As a team of 4 you fought this magnificently huge worm thing. It was so fun with friends. But when I played the game I wasn’t feeling it. Maybe because I didn’t have more friends willing to buy the game, but it still wasn’t super fun like the demo felt. I almost wouldn’t mind a rehash of the whole series where they introduce a fresh new set of characters to carry you through the series. Yet once again Capcom has passed another game off to a developer that will more than likely ruin a game that could be incredible. Remember when you used to develop your own games Capcom? Remember when they were awesome? Get back in the game!
The latest chapter in the Lost Planet series comes to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC in early 2013. The extreme and unpredictable conditions that characterized the Lost Planet series return, harsher than ever before. Lost Planet 3 reveals new truths about the foreboding planet and the colonial history of E.D.N. III.
Lost Planet 3 introduces Jim, a rig pilot who leaves Earth to take on a hazardous but lucrative contract on E.D.N. III. Working for Neo-Venus Construction (NEVEC) who are preparing the planet for colonization, Jim joins his fellow pioneers at the Coronis base and begins surveying the uncharted terrain and obtaining samples of the planet’s energy supply – Thermal Energy.
With NEVEC’s existing Thermal Energy reserve running low the fate of the Coronis mission depends on the natural source of the energy supply being located. Realizing that this is a great opportunity for a huge pay-off and early ticket home to his family, Jim braves the risk of the treacherous environment and threat of the indigenous Akrid. Acting as a home away from home and boasting an array of tools that can assist Jim on the field, the utility rig provides Jim’s safety and is essential for not only his contract work but also his protection against the ever-changing climate.
Lost Planet 3 will deliver a diverse range of gameplay including on-foot battles and intense first person action. With a number of multiplayer modes and a compelling single player experience, Lost Planet 3 will delve deeper into the Lost Planet universe, uncovering hidden truths within the unique and dynamic environment of E.D.N. III.
Return to extreme conditions – Taking the series back to its roots Lost Planet 3 returns to E.D.N. III, delivering a dynamic battle field that’s more dangerous than ever before with an ever changing climate that will affect the way you play
Brave the terrifying – Play as blue collar worker Jim, risking assignments in treacherous conditions to earn his hazard pay and return home to his family
Home away from home – Protect yourself from hostile Akrid and the unpredictable ice storms on E.D.N. III with your utility rig. Equipped with an assortment of tools you’ll need to learn to use the rig to your advantage in order to survive
Gameplay Variety – Offering a mix of first person combat in the rig and third person gunplay on foot
Intense, cinematic experience –Developed with the Unreal Engine 3, Lost Planet 3 presents a visually stunning and unique terrain that impacts the gameplay
Killer enemies – The Akrid are back, bigger and angrier and demanding a more tactical approach during combat
Reveal the hidden truths of E.D.N. III – The uncharted world has many secrets locked away. Jim’ search for T-Energy will ultimately reveal further mysteries
Lonely Planet? – Lost Planet 3 will support a full set of multiplayer modes that enhance players experience of the Lost Planet world