Slightly Jiggle: Lost Planet 2 On PC?

By Jim Rossignol on January 19th, 2010 at 1:40 pm.


An ESRB rating has informally confirmed that splendid-looking sci-fi shooter Lost Planet 2 will becoming out on “Windows PC”. The rating description is quite the thing.

The constant firefights are loud and frenetic; the enemy Akrids emit spurts of orange viscous fluid when hit. While male soldiers are typically clad in futuristic heavily armored suits, a selectable female soldier sometimes wears a piece of cloth hanging down the front and back portions of her body; this outfit tends to reveal her buttocks. Players are able to customize her with a bikini, draping chains, and a garter belt; in this outfit, the woman’s breasts will slightly jiggle

I can’t say anything.

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70 Comments »

  1. Colthor says:

    Will this use PhysX? Sounds like the killer app it’s been waiting for.

  2. Wooly says:

    Oh, Japan.

  3. Dood says:

    Mmmh, jiggle…

    Years of gaming have proven that bikini armour easily protects just as well as a full suit of heavy armor.

  4. Jad says:

    Hooray for the old Armor Double Standard!

    I’ve just started playing Mass Effect 1 for the first time, and I’m impressed by how little Bioware followed this old trope. If you select a female Shepard, she will wear the same form-fitting, completely-body-covering armor as a male Shepard. She also has the body shape you’d expect from a super-soldier: slender and well-toned, yes, but not top-heavily be-boobed.

    Anyway, I got the original Lost Planet for cheap on Steam sale — not a great game, but entertaining for awhile. I’m always a sucker for enormous boss battles, so I’ll keep an eye on this one.

    • JohnArr says:

      Yep, I liked the ME1 female armours too, especially the heavy versions: they were feminine, yet functional. Seems odd then, that the female companions revealed so far for ME2 have worn nothing more than a collection of straps, or body hugging jumpsuits.

      I bet that just like Morrigan, you can put them in proper armour as soon as you want, but it seems a bit of a departure. More X-treme marketing?

    • yutt says:

      Androgyny will save us! Down with recognition of differences in male and female bodies! I want my women breastless and men scrawny and long-haired!

    • Rinox says:

      I think JohnArr’s point rather was that it wouldn’t make much sense for a well-trained super soldier to be running around in bikini tops, mini-skirts, high heels and a DD cup. If people get to complain about immersion breaking DLC vendors, why can’t they mention this? It’s (almost) as ridiculous.

    • Pace says:

      be-boobed is my new favorite word.

  5. PaulMode7 says:

    I have never, ever, heard anyone describe something in a game as “feminine, yet functional”.

    • Premium User Badge AndrewC says:

      Women, perhaps, are not naturally disposed to doing things?

    • skizelo says:

      I’ve never heard of “slightly jiggle” before. I mean, isn’t a jiggle a slight shake?
      Or “draping chains” as sexy wear.
      Also, AndrewC, uh… what.

    • Premium User Badge AndrewC says:

      Shaking suggests rigid, inorganic material, while jiggling suggests a more organic, pliable, jelly-like…oh my, excuse me.

    • JohnArr says:

      @PaulMode7 If you can’t say ‘feminine, yet functional’ on RPS, where can you say it? :P

  6. c-Row says:

    This is gonna be a great thread

    *gets popcorn*

  7. Premium User Badge AndrewC says:

    @Skizelo Forgive me – I was being ironic on the Internet. It was a comment on the sexism so hard-wired in gaming culture.

    And, on that subject, would this jiggle problem be solved by the inclusion of crotch-wiggle?

  8. sigma83 says:

    I thought the female Mass Effect armor was absolutely _gorgeous_. Just me.

  9. Premium User Badge yhancik says:

    During an opening cutscene, a snow pirate opens the door of a helicopter and says, “God, it smells like sh*t!”

    I should read ESBR summaries more often !

    You can even look for games featuring “Intense Violence” and/or “Full nudity”, thank you ESBR !

    “Red blood and occasional dismemberment is depicted during gameplay and cutscenes. Characters use strong profanity (e.g. f*ck, c*nt, c*ck, sh*t) in spoken dialogue and on-screen text. Using a ‘choose your own adventure’ format, players can opt to have sex with female characters. These sex scenes depict blurry bodies and cards with still images of nude or semi-nude women in provocative poses.”

    Ahhh, good ol’ Witcher ;)

  10. MadMatty says:

    Shizzle mah Jizzle!

  11. MadMatty says:

    When you consider Lara Croft, how athletic she is, and how many years in the gym she must´ve had, i can only conclude that her top-heaviness indicates implants.

  12. Premium User Badge Chaz says:

    They don’t just jiggle, they jiggle—in slow motion—during combat, nice!

  13. Dejoh says:

    How about more screens? Sounds like real good eye-candy.

  14. MadMatty says:

    When you consider that youll be staring at the main characters arse for hours on end (3rd person style games) you might aswell go for something thats easy on the eyes ;P

  15. Obama's Single Term in Office says:

    I LOVE LOOKING AT SCANTLY CLAD WOMEN IN VIDEO GAMES. FUCK YEAH!!

  16. kyrieee says:

    Who cares
    First one sucked so hard

    • Jesse says:

      Objectively wrong, human!

    • pkt-zer0 says:

      Well, maybe the second one actually turns out to be good. Like, a reverse Devil May Cry 2?

    • Psychopomp says:

      The first one had giant robots, and bossfights with giant bugs.

      That does not sound like suck, to me.

    • Kieron Gillen says:

      I must confirm: Lost Planet was rubbish.

      KG

    • Dominic White says:

      Lost Planet was, and still is one of my favourites. Classic Capcom arcade-style gameplay but with a modern third-person shooter approach. Also had really good multiplayer – the enhanced re-release version still has a decently sized playerbase, too.

      Best explosions ever, too.

      That said, I’m one of about three people I know who actually liked it. Most peoples reaction to it is vomiting with uncontrollable rage, and I have NO IDEA WHY. They can’t even explain coherently why it’s terrible for them – it just ‘is’.

    • pkt-zer0 says:

      @Dominic: Simplistic mechanics, lack of challenge, and a slow-pace makes for terrible gameplay, especially if you’re going for an arcade-ish style. If you want to know how to make giant mechs vs. giant insects boring, that’s one way to do it.

    • Dominic White says:

      Lack of challenge is a new one – the one recurring complaint I’ve heard is that it’s too hard, and that people died over and over again to bosses or ran out of time.

    • Marcin says:

      Well, the demo was a bit of exploration with a tension caused by the cold gauge dropping constantly, scavenging for ammo and weapons, and some miniboss combat with handily available giant robot suits. That was fun.

      The actual game was bossfight bossfight bossfight bossfight. I’m not a great fan of them, and prefer the other bits of exploration and survival against minibosses and whatnot. Actual bosses, not so much. It always devolves to either circle strafe and hit the weak spot for massive damage, or a puzzle fight.

      Urgh, puzzle fights.

    • Kieron Gillen says:

      Dom: That was one of my problems – playing normally, the “gather heat” mechanic made you invulnerable as long as there was heat to pick up, and uselessly fragile when there wasn’t. The highlight of that was with the bosses – defeating the bady and having the last of my heat dribble away when it was going through its lengthy death-sequence, causing me to die as well… well, that was rubbish.

      Almost as rubbish as the cut-scenes.

      And the lead character was called Wayne, for fuck’s sake.

      WAYNE.

      KG

  17. clippa says:

    Won’t somebody spare our children from the jiggling?

  18. sigma83 says:

    I demand realistic jiggle physics to be applied to every area of gaming, up to and including board.

  19. Radiant says:

    Fucking SOLD

  20. Bhazor says:

    I will only accept this if they also model bouncing man glands.

  21. Glove says:

    To slightly jiggle, or to jiggle slightly?

  22. dpCapital says:

    Same thing with Mirror’s Edge. It was such a relief to play a female character who is REAL. (if anything it made Faith more sexy :-3

  23. Curious Orange says:

    “There are equivalent physics applied to female/male body parts.”

    Nice to see Dante’s Inferno opting for some equal-opportunity appendage jiggling…

  24. the wiseass says:

    Seriously, they should print that game description on the back of their game box. What am I talking about? They should put that text on the front-cover too!

  25. Dominic White says:

    Destructoid have had a long-running series of ESRB ratings descriptions, because they’re so hilariously over-descriptive. The one they had for Brutal Legend was just something else. I wonder what the one for Bayonetta is like, or whether it just caused someones head to explode.

    And really, you’re not allowed to roll your eyes and go ‘Oh, Japan’ at this, because that great white hope of western gaming – Bioware – has given us Subject Zero and Morrigan lately.

    Oh yeah – Lost Planet 2 doesn’t have any characters, per se. There’s a character creator and you pick your loadout/skills, so I’d imagine most of the female characters running around will be somewhat better dressed.

  26. LouReed2525 says:

    The whole reason for the elevator scenes in ME1 was to give you time to pan and zoom around the exquisite forms of females dessed in shiny, shiny plastic.

  27. l1ddl3monkey says:

    Capcom: Our games got tits in ‘em.

  28. Nallen says:

    Someone say jiggle?

  29. Smithee says:

    The ESRB site even lets you look up games that haven’t been released yet. For example, Mass Effect 2 will allow characters to have sex: “Though an alien/human may gyrate her hips while on top (fleeting—one-to-two seconds), actual sex is never depicted—the camera cuts away to space furniture and ceilings.”

    Space furniture! That’s sexy.

  30. Premium User Badge Chaz says:

    Anyway I cannot believe that Gettin’ Jiggly wit It was not used as the headline. A missed opportunity there.

  31. Dominic White says:

    On the note of jiggling boobs, in terms of actual character animation I find it more distracting when they’re completely stationary. Granted, it’s distracting if they’re wildly over-animated as well (see the Dead Or Alive games), but they’re both extremes. If you’re going to be modelling characters with protruding areas of soft flesh with limited support, they should not behave like styrofoam domes glued to a washboard. It just looks weird.

  32. LiQuiD says:

    Yay , japanese sexism and japanglish.
    Go CAPCOM!

  33. Jim Reaper says:

    “The game contains sexual themes and nudity. Female dancers inside a Parisian cabaret are depicted topless, wearing thong-style underwear that expose their buttocks. Inside a French brothel, women walk around with very little clothing on—essentially, topless with the exception of “pasties” as coverings. German soldiers are sometimes shown groping and fondling prostitutes, dancers, and waitresses; prostitutes can be seen walking the streets of Paris, though sexual acts are only mentioned, never depicted. Characters also reference sex/sexuality in the dialogue (e.g., “A girl should always carry protection,” “Laying on your back all day gives one perspective on life,” and “We’re hitting the brothels later. Want to come?”). The dialogue drives much of the storyline, and those who deliver it use profanity (e.g., “f**k,” “sh*t,” “c*ck,” and “a*shole”) in no uncertain terms.”

    I love the ESRB website. “Pasties” as coverings…arf…I might have to get The Saboteur just to see that.

    • matte_k says:

      Seeing them described as “Pasties” really makes me think of them as savoury pastries from Greggs the Bakers, rather than tassled nipple coverings…

  34. Lewis says:

    UNREAL FLESH ENGINE LIVES!

  35. skalpadda says:

    Whenever I’ve had the opportunity to investigate I’ve found most women to be both feminine and fully functional.

    edit: that was supposed to go up near the top as a reply to PaulMode7.

  36. Monkeybreadman says:

    Will there be titty?

    errrr sure yeah why not….

    WELL SHIT GIVE THIS GUY A CHEQUE!

    What are these titties gonna do?

    urm… jiggle?

    Jiggling titties! Who’d have thunk of it

    I cant write enough cheques for you…

    (c) Bill Hicks

  37. OldManTick says:

    hopefully we will have underboob, ala Damnation.

  38. FRIENDLYUNIT says:

    These zany ESRB people! I think the things they fixate on are quite damning.

  39. 1stGear says:

    Every time I read ESRB rating summaries, I have this image of a blank-faced middle-aged man or woman, sitting at their desk in a spartan office, dressed in business wear and typing out things like jiggle and buttocks.

    It’s a cheap giggle.

  40. Monkeybreadman says:

    Dont go to the wiggle, it might get banned in australia

  41. roryok says:

    OK. Challenge Number one: Identify these three PC games. And no cheating!

    Game 1:

    A screen-blurring effect indicates the state of characters’ intoxication and the need to use the narcotic to fend off various side effects. Several of the characters are prostitutes and the details of their sexual activities are mildly insinuated (e.g., “You got the cash I got the time…I take care of men around here.”). Strong profanity can also be heard throughout the game (e.g., “f*ck,” “a*shole,” and “sh*t”).

    Game 2:

    During the course of the game, players can enter rooms with blood stains on the ground and walls or witness the “infected” twitching and screaming in pain. Some inmates and guards are strewn unconscious/dead on the asylum floors, while others are tied-up, strapped to torture devices, or are being tortured (e.g., a guard suffering in an electric chair). Two female characters wear provocative outfits that expose deep cleavage and/or partial buttocks, and one of them moans suggestively when she is in peril.

    Game 3:

    Damage from weapons also results in large spurts of blood, dismemberment, and decapitation. When a human or creature is decapitated, an effect resembling a fountain of blood will shoot from the neck for a few seconds and stop. Some weapons cause enemies to split in half, the top being separated from the waist. During the course of the game, characters make jokes about streaking, body parts, rape, and mothers (e.g., “…more busted than my momma’s girly parts”).

    • RogB says:

      1: stalker?
      2: Batman : AA
      3: oohh dunno.. its the ‘human or creature’ thats confusing me..

    • roryok says:

      one out of three correct (batman) =)

    • somedude says:

      Third one’s gotta be Borderlands…

    • Davie says:

      Ooh! Ooh! I know!
      1. Fallout 3
      2. Batman AA
      3. Borderlands

      This should absolutely be expanded into a quiz. It would be amazing.