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Lost Planet 3 – Story, Combat, Gameplay and Multiplayer

Capcom surprised us with the announcement of Lost Planet 3, a prequel to the Lost Planet 2, a game that couldn’t deliver to the expectations of the fans.

It’s a new game, by known developer, set in an old but more dangerous terrain, and introduces a new hero, Jim; a rig pilot who leaves Earth on a hazardous task on E.D.N. III. His motive? Lucrative contract.

Jim joins the rest of the team to learn more about the Thermal Energy and ways his contractor ‘Neo-Venus Construction’ (NEVEC) can harness it to colonize this planet.

It’s an inhabited planet and NEVECs existing Thermal Energy reserve is depleting at an alarming rate; the fate of the Coronis mission depends on the natural source of energy supply being located by the team. The risk is too high, but the reward equally good.

Our protagonist takes this chance to get an early ticket home, given that he successfully secures this energy reserve for his employer. He takes his utility rig and goes on this mission, but in his way, is treacherous climate and hostile Akrids.

Lost Planet 3 is Capcom’s attempt to take the series back to its roots and return to E.D.N. III should make the intent clear. Extreme conditions are what the series is famous for, the tweaked climate system that impacts the gameplay shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Your sole protector in the extreme conditions and against hostile Akrid is your utility rig (One you see in this trailer at the end).

You will need to learn how to use the rig to your advantage to survive at E.D.N. III. Lost Planet 3 offers a mix of first-person combat in the rig and third-person gunplay on foot.

It features intense cinematic experience – developed with Unreal Engine 3 to deliver a visually stunning and unique terrain that impacts the gameplay (This is all what the developer says, so take it as a benchmark). Finally, Lost Planet 3 will support a full-fledged multiplayer mode.

Are you excited? Let’s pretend to forget the horrors of Lost Planet 2.