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

By Nathan Grayson
25 March 2009 21:21 GMT


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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