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Capcom Clarifies Deleted Content In Lost Planet 2

Last week, several sources reported that Capcom was forced to cut plenty of content from Lost Planet 2 due to size and space constraints. The game's producer, Jun Takeuchi, said the eliminated content might eventually arrive in the form of downloadable content.

Since that time, everyone was wondering if this only applies to the Xbox 360 version, as the Blu-Ray disc for the PlayStation 3 version can hold a great deal more in the way of data and information. And as Meodia points out, it would hardly be the first time a PS3 version of a multiplatform game featured extra content. However, according to the previously linked article, Capcom's Brian Keltner has clarified the situation:

"The major content for both versions will be identical and ensure an enjoyable experience for consumers of either platform.” Going on further to say “the development team has kept the most important elements of the game and we are confident that consumers will not be disappointed with Lost Planet 2 and the variety of massive Akrid, powerful vital suits, beautiful environments and deep level of customization included in the final product."

It would make little sense for Capcom to release a PS3 version that is superior to the 360 version in terms of available content; the majority of Lost Planet fans own a 360, as it debuted first on that system and didn't arrive on the PS3 until a year later (and it didn't sell very well, either). Furthermore, this is a simultaneous launch, so to have one version one-up the other is akin to shooting yourself in the foot...'cough' Bayonetta 'cough' But anyway, just so you know, both versions of Lost Planet 2 will have the same stuff.

Related Game(s): Lost Planet 2

2/23/2010 10:29:36 AM Ben Dutka

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 10:40:42 AM
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The Lost Planet 2 that could have been...

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 10:43:54 AM
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Meh, I saw this coming. It started out as a 360 game and later was ported to the PS3. Things would be different if it started out as a PS3 exclusive and made its way to the 360. I didn't enjoy the demo so I'm not playing this one for a while.

I wish Sega had never handed the torch to MS, now look what we get.

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jaybiv
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 11:08:55 AM

Good point. I think we can thank Nintendo kicking Sony to the curb and dumb planning for the demise of Sega.

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Nickjcal
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 10:21:01 PM

this pisses me off how developers dont take advantage at what they have with the ps3 they could be selling so many more games but no 360s gotta have the equal amount of stuff. Thats bs in my opinion. I mean give us the content charge 60 if your gnna cut out content like the amount they did give the 360 owners a dload code for the future use. Its rediculous

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darxed
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 10:55:23 AM
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Well this is hardly a surprise, It wouldn't make any sense from a publisher standpoint...

Off topic: I submitted a news tip about some prick(s) spoiling the ending of Heavy Rain in sites like youtube, facebook and gaming news sites like N4G... soo I'd steer clear of the comments section of those sites If I were you... I can't believe at what level fanboys go in this stupid console war... sheesh... Anyways, just wanted to give everyone a heads up... spread the word if you can, a game like Heavy Rain can really suffer from someone spoiling the story...
/Off topic.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 11:00:25 AM

Thanks for the heads up. I frequent N4G for the lulz but I've been aware of some jerks on there spreading stuff. I've shyed away the past few days and my copy should arrive in the mail by 3pm. Can't wait!

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darxed
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 11:03:43 AM

No problem... I submitted it as news tip cause I wanted it to be posted as a main article here on the site, to get to more people... Ben, can you do that? I mean I think It's important that people know about this so they don't have the game ruined for them...

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 11:07:06 AM

It's not really worth an entire headline, but I just put a warning at the end of the launch article.

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darxed
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 11:10:27 AM

Ok... I'll post this in the comments section over there...

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jaybiv
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 11:11:33 AM

Are we that dumb as people that we can't stop reading if someone is providing "spoiler" information? Just asking.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 11:13:41 AM

@jay

Certain people on N4G were putting HR spoilers as their names. Hard to avoid that.

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Darwin1967
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 11:08:16 AM
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"It would make little sense for Capcom to release a PS3 version that is superior to the 360 version in terms of available content..."

So basically, we could...but why...because our nose is affixed directly to M$ A$$. FF, LP...all games that could have been...had it NOT been for M$. Well, I COULD have spent 59.00, but not now.

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Kai200X
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 11:14:58 AM
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Can you say damage control and backtracking?

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RekeHavick
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 5:42:36 PM

Exactly - last week the developers described the cuts as "nearly bringing them to tears." I realize it was an overstatement - but now they say - "oh, don't worry, we kept the best parts."
Wha??

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 11:35:45 AM
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AHHHH, the beautiful aroma of bullsh!t in the morning....er....afternoon.

Just another game that's been handicapped because MS's lesser disc-abilities.

And another company bitten by the dark side, so that's what happens when you let a vile demon have a good go at your company's jugular vein.



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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 1:55:06 PM

My thoughts EXACTLY.

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SvenMD
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 11:47:36 AM
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I agree with just about every comment so far. Lost Planet was a game I thought I might have missed out on because I don't have a 360 (and will not get one), and was excited about it coming to the PS3.....but 1 crappy port and 1 unfinished game later and I'm not going to buy either one of them.

It also makes me dislike Capcom a little bit.

This whole, removing content and selling it as DLC has GOT TO STOP! And the only people that can make that happen are the consumers - US!

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Jawknee
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 11:54:41 AM
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Oh that makes it all better Capcom.

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darxed
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 2:25:44 PM

Yeah, why not launch it in the wii and take away the HD graphics too? oh oh and in the ps2 and take away online! that way everyone would be happy right? /sarcasm

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Orvisman
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 11:55:34 AM
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Further proof of M$ft's reason for using DVD-9 instead of HD-DVD as its game medium.

Thanks to DVD-9's smaller size we have this proliferation of excised "original gameplay" as DLC.

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Andysw
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 4:36:01 PM

But if microsoft did use hd dvd for the xbox 360, they would be out of business from gaming very quickly because of the format war between bluray and hd dvd. And we all know how that turned out.


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Snaaaake
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 7:24:04 PM

And why would Microsoft going out of gaming business be a bad thing?

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Andysw
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 5:00:22 AM

It could go both ways, good and bad. The good is that they won't be screwing up customers any more for selling them a system with shoddy hardware and make them pay to play online, and limit developers with games. The bad is that the exclusives we see today wouldn't exist.

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FullmetalX10
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 12:14:38 PM
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Wouldn't have expected otherwise...

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swapnilgyani
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 12:49:58 PM
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Spend the full amount to buy a half-assed game and then spend some more in a couple of months to buy DLCs that should have been on the disc in the first place.

Pass.

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 1:51:09 PM
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I dont think it makes sense at all. I would want to incentivize a market that normally wouldn't have bought the game. It just baffles me to gimp one because the other can't hack the size.

They are most likely going to dlc this extra crap that should have been included on the disc and coming from a company that has sold keys to content that was already on the disc (Res.Evil 5) and outrageous prices for skins (SF4), this doesn't surprise me at all...And I won't support it!

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Jawknee
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 5:53:15 PM

Where the hell have you been?

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 6:43:21 PM

Lol, I went to visit Texas for a while man. Didn't have a computer around that often. I'm back in hawaii now though...back to terrible internet ping...

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Jawknee
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 7:15:21 PM

Welcome back.

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ace_boon_coon
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 2:09:21 PM
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lol @ capcom thinkin ps3 consumers will support a half asses game. we have better game to look forwad to. GOW 3 anyone?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 2:31:47 PM
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See what did I say? MS keeps things stale.

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Andysw
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 3:02:13 PM
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So they're purposely cutting off content from the playstation 3 version as well because of the constraints of dvd and release them afterwards as downloadable content for a price, even though people would already have to pay $60 (full retail price) for a game that could've been better?

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jdt1981
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 3:37:29 PM
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Ok so both versions will be the same... That doesn't address the real issue here which is the game was gimped because they had to cut a bunch of content in order to squeeze the game on a DVD... If third party devs want to continue to make gimped games on the 360 so be it but don't expect PS3 owners like me to buy them... PS3 owners have been spoiled by games like MGS4, Uncharted 2 and KZ2 so when a third party game is gimped and obviously isn't on the the same level of PS3 exclusives it's hard to have any interest in these games. It's like watching Star Wars and then trying to watch a inferior Sci-Fi movie.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 5:00:02 PM
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DLC...

MS has truly infested video games
Sad, hopefully their console fades out into nothingness ASAP

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cLoudou
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 5:31:34 PM

True.

Hopefully MS will fade, but it will not.
Americans, MS, $, all play roles in why.

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Imagi
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 6:15:51 PM
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Well if the PS3 version has also been cut to accommodate the limitations of DVD then Capcom just lost a sale.

Capcom has bad enough reputation for DLC and this is all starting to look like a scam.

Could this be the start of the end for Capcom? They are an independent studio so why piss off your customers, if the content is cut from all, then why not just keep quiet?

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 6:16:19 PM
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It's no wonder multiplats tend to sell more on the 360, PS3 owners always felt cheated with developers keep doing this to everyone.

But I gotta give it to Capcom for being the first developer to admit they had to cut content out due to DVD.

I don't know why developers nowadays wouldn't dare make a superior PS3 games when many did in the previous gen.

Are they afraid of backlash by Microsoft?

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Nynja
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 11:36:53 AM

+1000 thumbs up.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 8:06:58 PM
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Bring back the good old ways.....

....when developers thought enough of their craft to make them the very best game that they could, no matter what machine it was on.

Thank goodness all of Sony's 1st party developers do exactly that!!!!!

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chedison
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 3:14:39 AM

well said! they certainly do.

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Mamills
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 9:01:49 PM
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multiplat=who cares

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___________
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 2:15:37 AM

lost of people care, if your not buying multiplat games than your missing out on some of the best games of the generation.
batman AA, GTAIV, DMC4, darksiders, dantes inferno, assassins creed, assassins creed 2, street fighter IV all say hello.

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Gabriel013
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 12:57:12 AM
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If the primary reason for cutting content was the disc size then I'd expect a free dlc download to appear on the network. That would be the only way I'd believe their excuse.

I won't be buying lost planet 2 now.

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___________
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 2:17:55 AM
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yay lucky us, thanks to M$ we get another gimped game.
i am seriously worried about games like RAGE and crysis 2 now, because how are they going to run on the 360.
50 bucks says the PC versions will get watered down because of the incapable console.
this is why last gen games > this gen games.
you did not have games being watered down because of crappy console hardware restrictions.

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Banky A
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 4:31:10 AM
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Oh man this is just getting old.

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JackC8
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 6:57:09 AM
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I won't even comment on deleting stuff from the PS3 version because the crapbox can't handle it. That's just sickening. But what amazes me is the stupidity of these developers. If they would have just kept their mouths shut - and they're highly paid executives, one would assume they have this ability listed on their resumes - they could have put out a game that people would have been happy with, and then come out with this extra content later as DLC. And since it's supposedly so good, people would have been happy with that as well.

As far as the whole "The majority of Lost Planet fans own a 360", thing, yeah...you wouldn't want MORE PS3 owners to buy it and change that ratio.

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Richy
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 7:59:14 AM
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hello ...

@ JackC8 - totally agree...

cutting down a product in order to match limitations is one thing, saying it publicly is another.

i think the developers & editors still hasn't get the lesson. You have a big game, OK you had to remove stuffs because of space limitation, why do you have to say it & risk that those who are really penalised, now return you the favor !!!?

i understand they had to remove things, i wished they wouldn't for the PS3. why don't they release the same game, same story but an exclusive PS3 version & an exclusive Xbox360 version, is it that hard !?

well i was going to buy that game based on the demo which i really liked somehow (i liked the 1st game too, tried it on PC)

but now i'll wait & see how they will propose the missing part (free DLC (while my blu-ray will still have free spaces locked on it) or paid one - then a no buy for me.

cheers!

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Nynja
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 11:34:33 AM
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EA needs to have a talk with Capcom, as it seems they (EA) do not have any problems providing extra content to one platform - see Dante's Inferno.

Another thought... Capcom is giving the 360 version extra skins (Marcus and Dom). How can this be equal? This mean Marcus and Dom will be available on PS3 too?

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Jawknee
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 3:33:44 PM

Marcus and Dom. oh yippee! two fo the ugliest characters ive seen in recent gaming history.

Square-Chin is better off staying on the Xbox.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 4:35:42 AM
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demo was a lot of fun, but im not buying into capcom's bullsh!t any more.

Guys i know some of you think its all MS fault and to a degree, perhaps. But dont be fooled, this is all on capcom

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