Published by Capcom, 'Lost Planet 3' is developed by Spark Unlimited.
Video game publisher Capcom has released Lost Planet 3, a game that serves as a prequel for the first two entries in the series, for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and as a digital download for PC. A physical PC release is on schedule for September 27.
Lost Planet 3 returns players to the harsh environment of E.D.N. III. The game introduces protagonist 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. This energy source, known as Thermal Energy, is believed to be the savior for the 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.
The game is designed to deliver 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.
An official soundtrack for the title featuring all of the in-game music that Jim can listen to in his Utility Rig is also available to purchase digitally on iTunes and Amazon across North America and Europe beginning August 27.
Lost Planet 3 is rated "T for Teen" by the ESRB.