Lost Planet 2 Lumbers Into May
In addition to giving us the official release dates for Super Street Fighter IV, Capcom has also come forward with the new date for Lost Planet 2.
Originally expected to launch in February, this highly anticipated sequel will now be on store shelves for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on May 18 in the US and Canada (there was no mention of a PC version). This sequel is set a decade after the original story; planet EDN III has undergone major terraforming that has replaced much of that icy environment with vibrant forest area. There will be one major character with three support characters, and we'll also be making decisions throughout the six chapters that will directly impact the outcome of the story. Like the first game, players will utilize a third-person mechanic both on the ground and inside giant, capable mechs and Capcom says we'll face even bigger and more insane enemies this time around. Oh, and according to GameSpot, a couple recognizable faces will make cameo appearances as backup: Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago from Epic's award-winning Gears of War series. We're not sure if these guys will be included or if you'll have to download them as extra DLC, but it probably won't matter to PS3 owners...this certainly sounds like content exclusive to the 360 version.
Lost Planet 2 should be better than the original and the May release means it doesn't have to compete with any of the blockbusters in the first quarter of this year. It just might be a great option come spring...
Related Game(s): Lost Planet 2
1/26/2010 12:32:22 PM Ben Dutka