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Shadow of the Colossus + Monster Hunter = Lost Planet 2?

Wednesday, 25th March 2009 21:21 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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OXM (via CVG) has a few new details on Capcom’s slightly thawed shooter sequel, and — at least to us — it sounds a bit like Sony’s Shadow of the Colossus with some Monster Hunter thrown in for good measure.

“Lost Planet 2 will put a huge emphasis on your responsibility to your team,” said OXM. “Besides having you mind your own T-ENG reserves when the fighting gets rough, Capcom also plans to incorporate something called a ‘Team Military Power Bar.’ If you happen to die during a mission, you’ll be able to immediately respawn at a data post – but your team’s overall Military Power Bar will take a hit.”

Taking on the game’s “skyscraper-sized” bosses, then, requires players to stand on each others’ shoulders, metaphorically (and, we hope, sometimes literally) speaking.

“My three comrades have scattered to the winds,” said OXM of it first battle with a “three-story high” boss monster. ”

“A buddy has somehow grapple-hooked onto the back of the monster and is now riding it like a giant, living surfboard,” the Xbox-centric magazine added.

And then they pour cold steel into the unfortunate beast’s various glowing “hotspots” until it keels over. Sound familiar?

We’re pretty excited about this one — at least, so long as it lives up to OXM’s description.

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  1. Gekidami

    Shadow of the Lost Monster Hunters Planet… Now THATS a decent name!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. absolutezero

    Sounds as if their taking the mode from the Colonies version of the first game and then running with it for the entire second one.

    Which is great.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. No_PUDding

    Defintely monster hunter like, not Shadow of the Colossus.

    They aren’t climbing it, they are standing on a flat surface and reached that point with grapple hooks.

    From what I saw in the trailer anyway.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    I was moderately curious about this until I played the demo of the first game.

    #4 5 years ago