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Lost Planet 2 multiplayer demo hitting August 19

Friday, 14th August 2009 10:12 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Here comes GamesCom! Capcom just confirmed that a Lost Planet 2 multiplayer demo will release for Live on August 19: that’s next Wednesday, the Cologne show’s first day.

It’s going to be a Gold-only affair until August 26, when Silver members will be about to download it.

The taster will allow player to team up against the huge G-Type Salamander Akrid boss.

Press release after the break.

Lost Planet 2 Co-Op Demo Coming to Xbox LIVE August 19!

Starting on August 19 (the first day of GamesCom in Cologne, Germany), Xbox 360 action fans will be able to download the co-op demo for Lost Planet 2 that Capcom has been showing at events such as E3, Comic-Con and GamesCom. Live Gold members will have first crack at the demo on August 19, while Silver level members will be able to take part on August 26.

Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers around the world will be able to experience the desperate battle against the enormous G-Type Salamander Akrid boss in online, co-operative shoot outs. Utilizing a host of weapons scattered through out the arena, squads of up to four players will face off against the huge monster in an attempt to bring it down. Players can assault the Salamander in a number of ways, from shearing off its legs to actually being swallowed and fighting their way out from the inside! Superior firepower comes in many flavors, including numerous beam and projectile weapons and several Vital Suit robotic combat units that up to three players can ride at once. There are new support weapons which allow teammates to boost attack and defense abilities, while players can share life-giving thermal energy amongst injured members of their squad. Additionally, the new Dash feature allows players to sprint for short distances, bringing greater speed to combat.

The demo is a brief glimpse into the world and possibilities of Lost Planet 2, highlighting the range of weaponry available to players while showing off the high definition graphical capabilities of MT Framework 2.0, the latest version of Capcom’s proprietary 3D game engine. The first generation of MT Framework powered Capcom games like Dead Rising, the original Lost Planet and Devil May Cry 4, while an updated 1.5 version made possible the award-winning visuals of Resident Evil 5.

The next installment in the popular action series returns in Lost Planet 2, sequel to the 2.3 million selling Lost Planet: Extreme Condition. Lost Planet 2 will offer deeper insight into the world of E.D.N III and the uncertain fate of future mankind. A decade has passed since the first game, and the face of E.D.N. III has changed dramatically. Terraforming efforts have been successful and the ice has begun to melt, giving way to lush tropical jungles and harsh unforgiving deserts. Players will enter this new environment and follow the exploits of their own customized snow pirate on their quest to seize control of the changing planet.

Players will control their heroes across 6 interconnected episodes, creating a truly unique interactive experience that changes depending upon the actions of the players involved. With this concept, players will have the opportunity to engage in the story in a much more dynamic way as plot threads evolve from different players’ perspectives.

Beyond the deep single player mode, Lost Planet 2 is loaded with extensive multiplayer modes. 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. The grappling hooks that made the gameplay in Lost Planet a true 3-D experience are back, allowing gamers to gain tactical advantage by quickly scaling buildings and other obstacles that have become exposed by the wide range of environmental changes to the world of E.D.N. III.

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17 Comments

  1. Robster1979

    Sounds like a short demo but a fun demo, I’m in :-)

    #1 5 years ago
  2. polygem

    i just freaked out

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Suikoden Fan

    fucking hate that gold only for a week shit live does, it like your paying for a demo.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Aimless

    Hmm, so presumably it must be playable on your lonesome, yes? There’s not much point letting Silver accounts access it at all otherwise.

    Also, I could have sworn there was mention of a PS3 demo coming soon-ish during E3. I wonder if that was simply a misunderstanding.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    @Aimless
    Yeah I seem to remember hearing talk of a PS3 exclusive LP demo, no? Regardless, great news.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Robster1979

    Isnt this an XBOX exclusive title? Therefore no PS3 game/demo?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    No, they announced it for PS3 as well at (or shortly before) E3.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. FeaturePreacher

    It’s not exclusive to the 360 but, as there is no ps3 footage of the game, the 360 is the lead platform for this title. I would say don’t expect a ps3 demo until probably late summer or fall of 2010. And just like with the first Lost Planet, expect it to look and run worse on the ps3. I guess this is what happens when a company intentionally makes a system difficult to program for.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    FeaturePreacher cool your jets man….your comments are fallible at best.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. FeaturePreacher

    Well here’s the article where Kaz said such crazy things.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/hirai-were-the-official-industry-leader

    But I guess if you don’t want to believe reality, I can’t help you.

    Sure would like to know where’s the footage of ps3 gameplay for this title. Oh, that’s right there isn’t any currently since it’s being developed for the 360 first.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Ok…and FFXIII is being developed for the PS3 first….big fucking deal. Your prediction of the PS3 demo release date being almost 12 months after a 360 version, as well as “expecting the game to look and run worse on the PS3″ wreak of ignorance and fanyboyism. Keep on hating brother – way to be!

    #11 5 years ago
  12. FeaturePreacher

    The comments are actually based on how bad Lost Planet 1 was on the ps3. See here.

    http://www.videogamer.com/features/article/08-01-2008-245.html

    Moreover, they’re based on how development seems to be following the same pattern for Lost Planet 2 as it did for Lost Planet 1. A demo on the 360 first and no footage of the ps3 version. A ps3 demo coming out a year after the first game was released on the 360. And the ps3 version looking and playing worse than the 360 version. Believe me, I got the ps3 version, played it, and it convinced me to get a 360 and trade the ps3 version in for a 360 version called Lost Planet:Colonies Edition. It’s not hate, it’s waking up from the delusion I was under when I only had a ps3. Thankfully, I’ll never fall prey to that again thanks to my 360.

    Why even Jeff Rubenstein at the U.S. ps blog said the ps3 version wasn’t as good as it was on the 360. And we know how biased he is against the ps3, now don’t we.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    We all know LP1 was worse on PS3. That’s not the discussion. So was FEAR 1.

    This doesn’t conclude that LP2 will follow suit. FEAR 2 is a perfect example as it’s sequel currently has a higher metacritic average rating for the PS3 version at 79 vs the X360′s rating of 77.

    Again, your holier than thou assumtions of a game that’s yet to receive a release date are plain foolish.

    Moving on…

    #13 5 years ago
  14. FeaturePreacher

    I guess hope dies last then. I saw people like this during the times of the Dreamcast.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Mortal Kombat 1 sucked on SNES and was better on Genesis…….therefore……Mortal Kombat 2 will also suck on SNES and be better on Genesis…….

    ..that sound about right Preacher? ;)

    #15 5 years ago
  16. FeaturePreacher

    Hey since you only have a ps3, I’m sure you’ll be happy with it. No matter how it turns out or even if it’s released at a lower price point to compensate.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    LMFAO. There you go again with your ASSumptions. I never stated which systems I own. I have all but Wii. I was arguing your ignorant ASSumptions fanboy, not the PS3 vs X360 as you prefer.

    #17 5 years ago

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