Capcom confirmed that Lost Planet 3 had release across North America (27th August) and in Europe on August 30th for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and as a digital download for PC. A retail version for Windows PC will be available across Europe on September 27th.
The extreme and unpredictable conditions that characterised the Lost Planet series return to E.D.N. III. Lost Planet 3 introduces Jim Peyton, a Utility Rig pilot who leaves Earth to take on a hazardous but lucrative contract working for Neo-Venus Construction (NEVEC), obtaining samples of the planet’s natural energy source – Thermal Energy, which NEVEC believes will save Earth’s energy crisis. With this latest addition to one of Capcom’s major franchises, new truths about the foreboding planet and the colonial history will be revealed.
Lost Planet 3 delivers a mix of action both inside and outside of the Utility Rig. Acting as a home away from home and offering protection from the ever changing climate, Jim soon discovers the Utility Rig’s array of tools are just as useful at taking out Akrid of all sizes as they are at helping him fulfil his contract work. Outside the rig the action switches to third person with Jim at the mercy of the planet’s elements. He’ll need to battle against hostile enemies with a mix of gun and melee based combat to survive all that is thrown at him.
The title also supports a full set of multiplayer modes that enhances players’ experience of the Lost Planet world and sees them taking on the role of either the NEVEC forces or the Snow Pirates in up to ten player battles.