Lost Planet 3 features a suite of four multiplayer modes that are separate from the solo story campaign, and Capcom revealed two of them, Scenario and Akrid Survival, today in a Capcom-Unity video interview with producer Andrew Szymanski.
In general, Lost Planet 3's multiplayer concerns two opposing factions, the Snow Pirates and the Neo Venus Construction Company (NEVEC). The Scenario mode is an objective-based affair, with different goals for both sides on each of the game's six maps. In the video above, Capcom showed off Scenario on the Stronghold map. NEVEC players are the attackers with the objective of protecting their Battlecat, a massive machine that's drilling into the Snow Pirates' base; the Snow Pirates must fend them off and try to disable the Battlecat. Other maps will let...
Capcom's Lost Planet 3 will have some resemblance to Lost Planet: Extreme Condition in the way it focuses on the game's story and characters, but the third installment in the series will also embrace many changes, according to Capcom Japan producer Andrew Szymanski.
Speaking to Polygon, Szymanski said Lost Planet 3 is less of an arcade-style game compared to the original Lost Planet and allows players to explore their environment, instead of pushing them to complete levels.
"When [Kenji] Oguro-san penned the first game, he wanted to keep players moving forward, and it was much more of an arcade-style game where you'd play the first level, beat the boss, play the second level, beat the boss," Szymanski said. "He wanted to keep people rushing forward, and that's why you had this ticking...
In this new Lost Planet 3 video we catch a glimpse of the upcoming Capcom shooter's multiplayer in action.
The video shows a mode that has you setting a bomb and defending its placement, as well as some some zipline action, plenty of gunplay, a look at a bipedal VS mech and one giant scorpion.
Expect more coverage from us tomorrow morning from our time with the game at a recent event.
Capcom has released three videos detailing the various DLC pre-order bonuses for its upcoming Lost Planet 3 and how they differ between retailers.
Gamers who pre-order the game via GameStop in the United States and EB Games in Canada will receive the Freedom Fighter Pack, which adds five new characters to multiplayer including mask-wearing fan-favorite Resident Evil operative Hunk.
Best Buy pre-orders will come with the Assault Pack, which focuses on close-range weaponry, and Amazon pre-orders will come with the long-range hardware of the Punisher Pack. All three pre-order bonuses include upgrades for the giant mechanical Rigs.
Earlier today, Capcom announced that Lost Planet 3 has been delayed again. It is now scheduled for release at the end of August for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...
A new Lost Planet 3 trailer from Capcom has been released, focusing on the game's story and characters.
Arriving on the frozen world E.D.N. III long before the events of the first Lost Planet, all Jim Peyton wanted to do was make some money as a thermal miner and return home to his family. However, an accidental encounter with other inhabitants of the world who are being hurt by the mining leads Jim to have to choose sides one way or another.
This trailer also shows off the game's Rigs, mechanical suits designed for mining and construction that are the precursors to the VS mechs found in the series' previous games.
Lost Planet 3 is scheduled for release on June 26th.
The Japanese spin-off of Lost Planet 3 — EX Troopers — received an 11.5 minute gameplay video today that shows off the game's strong Japanese influences, from the design of the characters to the music and the way characters communicate with one another.
Read Polygon's Tokyo Game Show preview of EX Troopers here. The game is out now on PlayStation 3 and Nintendo DS in Japan. A release outside of Japan has not been announced.