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Confirmed: Lost Planet 2 is 360-only

Wednesday, 25th February 2009 11:52 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Capcom’s just announced Lost Planet 2 as a 360 exclusive.

“Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that Lost Planet 2 is being developed for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, following an exclusive announcement on Xbox LIVE that happened Monday, February 23,” said the firm in a statement.

PS3 kids won’t be pleased.

There’s extra stuff in the announcement about the plot and confirmation of four-way co-op.

No date, though. Press release after the drop.

Capcom Announces Lost Planet 2
4-player co-op, new interlinked episodes, and deep customization take Lost Planet® to a new level
London — February 25, 2009 „o Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that Lost Planet® 2 is being developed for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, following an exclusive announcement on Xbox LIVE that happened Monday, February 23. Lost Planet®: Extreme Condition, the landmark third-person shooter that debuted on Xbox 360, went on to sell over 2.2 million units worldwide after its release. This next riveting instalment will offer deeper insight into the world of E.D.N III and the uncertain fate of future mankind.

Lost Planet 2 picks up 10 years since the events of the original adventure and the landscape has evolved dramatically. With the success of terraforming activities, the planet’s ice has begun to melt, giving way to lush tropical jungles and other new environments. The story has advanced beyond Wayne Holden as players will now follow the exploits of their own customized snow pirates on their quest to seize control of E.D.N III. Players will move their heroes through different stories creating a truly unique and interactive experience. With this concept, gamers will have the opportunity to engage in the story in a more dynamic way as plot threads evolve from various perspectives.

The strongest features from the first game will return in Lost Planet 2 making fans feel right at home. In addition to the anchor actions that made the gameplay in Lost Planet a true 3-D experience, Lost Planet 2 allows gamers to gain tactical advantage with a wide variety of new actions. The game will also contain a new addition to the enormous Akrids which were a fan-favourite in the first Lost Planet.

Capcom has spent a considerable amount of time reviewing community feedback and incorporating it into Lost Planet 2 creating a game that both new and returning fans to the series will love. The game takes advantage of Capcom’s most highly advanced software development tool, the MT Framework 2. This is the first game to make use of the new technology that builds on the advancements made in the original MT Framework.

Beyond the deep single player mode, Lost Planet 2 is loaded with one the most extensive multiplayer campaign seen in a shooter to date. The intense and action packed campaign mode comes with the ability to form teams of up to 4 players online to clear mission objectives with friends.

More information on Lost Planet 2 will be revealed in the upcoming months. In the meantime, please visit the official Capcom press site at www.capcomeuro-press.com

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20 Comments

  1. Syrok

    As exclusive as the first part was?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    I’d wager so… yeah.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    There’s a distinct lack of “EXCLUSIVE!!!” boastage in that press release, which leads me believe that it… isn’t. For long.

    I played the demo of the first one last night. It’s… alright. I kept running out of ammo, though.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. No_PUDding

    It’s what counts though Syrok. Timed matters.

    But personally, it’s not that big a deal.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. G1GAHURTZ

    The first one is pants. I played until about the third or fourth level and haven’t touched it since.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Syrok

    @No_Pud: Yeah, true.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. elronathon

    Am I the only one that can’t quite make out what that picture is of?

    Also, I’m happy to be proved wrong (particularly since I’ve long been impressed by Capcom) but this looks just a bit like more Gears-ish type stuff to me…

    #7 6 years ago
  8. No_PUDding

    And, you can really see it’s the RE5 engine from the screens can’t you?

    It’s like the blacks are coloured. Like blue or something, and in RE5, they are green.

    The only thing I dislike is the water and the cliff textures. Looks like uncooked fish and foil respectively.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. g00nerz

    Luckily I bought the original when Game still did their 10 day exchange/money back satisfaction guarantee. Suffice to say it went back after the first play. Painfully boring. Let’s hope they can work some magic for the sequel.

    An interesting note though – why would Capcom produce an exclusive for either machine in this day and age of recession. Unless of course Microsoft chucked in a big bag ‘o cash.

    Surely it’s totally the wrong game to moneyhat for exclusivity though. Althought the original sold quite well (1.8million according to vgchartz), it was probably down to there being nothing else better to buy on the 360 at the time (the sole reason I bought it). Resi 5 would have been the obvious choice for a moneyhatted exclusive.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. No_PUDding

    RE5 would be important to keep on PS3 in Japan, for Capcom.

    I expect LP2 was somewhat cheaper becuase it’s importance on PS3 was virtually non-existant.

    To be honest, the press release is weird, like Blerk says, it doesn’t say exclsuive apart from the announcement. Is it another example of MS trying to ‘own’ the game?

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Robo_1

    I don’t think PS3 owners can be that amazed really. MS simply don’t have the first party backing Sony does, so this is how they’re going to generate exclusive content for the 360.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Retroid

    Meh.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. JonFE

    IMHO, if one Capcom game would make sense to be x360 exclusive (ignoring that exclusive games make no financial sense nowadays – double the potential customers, double the potential sales) that would be Dead Rising 2, as the original was not released on the PS3 and it was a commercial hit on the x360.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. bytemap

    Wow…didn’t know people didn’t enjoy the game. It was quite fun and adventurous. The lack of ammo at times made it more fun for me.

    As far as exclusivity, this won’t last long and PS3 owners shall get another great Capcom game, I believe.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. mykem

    I bought the Lost Planet: Extreme Condition for the PS3 and it was pretty bad yet stupidly I kept the game. I seriously doubt Capcom’s pulling a Killzone feat with this one. Well, at least it’ll save another PS3 gamer from wasting his hard-earned $60.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Eregol

    Can’t see it staying exclusive long either.
    Capcom themselves said that they were no longer going to be doing exclusive titles per system.

    So, they’re either extremely hypocritical or they’re just plain stupid.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Shatner

    unconfirmedagainlol

    #17 6 years ago
  18. No_PUDding

    Talks are going on obviously.

    Microsoft are securing their Q4 09 games.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. crippledhooba

    I’m just gonna say its no Devil May Cry or Resident Evil.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. SERAPHEMZ

    So now somewhere some Capcom guys is saying that its not exclusive, just that so far its announced for the XBOX, at the same time wont confirm that its coming to PS3.

    I say, ” WHO CARES?” Are PS3 players really going to be sad to see this one go to the 360? I know im not.

    I think that Mass Effect is more of a asset to the PS3 that LP2. Crappy game.

    #20 6 years ago

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