Posts Tagged ‘Lost Planet 3’

Lost Planet 3 Will Rupture Your Eyeballs

By Adam Smith on August 6th, 2013.

What’s the best way to advertise an entertainment product such as Lost Planet 3? Perhaps you’d describe to people what the stand-out features of the product are, explaining precisely what experiences lie in wait? Maybe you’d choose to entice them with the promise of a powerful narrative? Or, as Capcom do here, you could simply describe, in horrific detail, what happens to the human body when it is exposed to extremely cold conditions. “Your eyeballs frost over and, as ocular fluids freeze, rupture in their sockets.” Eek. I think my eyeballs just flinched. Once I’ve recovered from the shock, I’m going to expend a great deal of time and energy attempting to convince Werner Herzog to re-record the narration in the trailer. It would be beautiful.

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Lost Planet 3 Trailer Shows Some Lost Planet 3

By John Walker on June 20th, 2013.

Lost Planet 3 footage has emerged via Japanese site 4gamer.net, and when I say footage, I mean actually that. Not cutscenes, 90% company logos, nor close-ups of characters’ faces with worried expressions. The game, moving about. It’s so novel I almost didn’t understand what I was looking at! Although I eventually realised it was building-sized aliens and giant stompy robot suits. VIDEOGAMES!

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Some Ambiguous Details For Lost Planet 3 Multiplayer

By John Walker on April 25th, 2013.

Do you want to know about Lost Planet 3‘s multiplayer content?! Do you?! DO YOU?! Well, good. You can see the new news below, in the snowy wastelands of… below the jump.

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Foundering: Lost Planet 3 Delayed

By Adam Smith on April 11th, 2013.

 'It's back into the cryochamber for a while, I'm afraid' 'but I HATE the cryochamber'

Capcom have found a new way to announce a delayed release – send out a press release that is written as if it were a travel brochure. For younger readers, allow me to explain that travel brochures were a collection of pictures of holidays that people dreamed of and couldn’t afford before Google Earth existed and everybody just looked at that instead. They always smelled slightly toxic. Capcom’s travel brochure is actually advertising computer games but says things like: “For the more adventurous traveller why not embark on the trip of a lifetime to E.D.N. III…brave the extreme and unpredictable conditions as Lost Planet 3 arrives on August 27 in North America and August 30 in Europe.” To which I say, ‘that sounds like a terribly dangerous holiday’ before adding ‘wasn’t Lost Planet 3 supposed to come out in June’?

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Dances With Dongos: Lost Planet 3

By Adam Smith on March 7th, 2013.

Lost Planet 3: Extreme Conditioner

Lost Planet 3 would like you to know that it has a plot, with characters, betrayals, twists and all sorts of things like that. Judging by this new trailer, it’s basically the plot of Fern Gully, Dances With Wolves and Avatar, except colder. I can’t help but think that’s a step down from Lost Planet 2’s narrative, for which I have the original script here:

Act One: It is not snowing. A moderately sized gun appears.

Act Two: It is still not snowing so there is a steaming, tropical jungle now. A large gun appears.

Act Three: There is such an incredible lack of snow that everything is a desert now. An enormous gun appears. Oh, and a mech too, I guess.

Let’s see what sort of scrape Bearded Space Jim has gotten himself into today.

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Jim Wants To Show You Some Lost Planet 3

By John Walker on October 11th, 2012.

Jim! It's Jim!

No, not our Jim, although the similarities are uncanny. Though we suspect the Jim in Lost Planet 3 is based on our own Jim’s days when he used to run around with a camera on his shoulder, shooting at giant insects in icy wastelands. You can see a new nine-minute narrated walkthrough video below.

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Found: Fifteen Minutes Of Lost Planet 3

By Jim Rossignol on August 28th, 2012.

They're saying we copied Deadspace, the bastards. Oh god.
The Lost Planet games seem to divide people. They have their problems, it’s true, but there’s something in their native silliness and overwrought spectacle that I can’t help loving. Perhaps I am just a sucker for sci-fi catastrophe. Either way, it’s interesting to see just how Lost Planet 3 is dividing people, even fans of the original games, with the fresh cry of: “It’s all a bit frozen Dead Space.” Is that right? You can make some judgement of that for yourself, with fifteen minutes of the GamesCom demo below.
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Remember Me, I’m The One That Kicked You In The Eyes

By Alec Meer on August 14th, 2012.

KILLING ME WON'T BRING BACK YOUR GODDAMN HONEY

Capcom apparently first announced Remember Me at GamesCom last year, but ironically most of the internet doesn’t remember that and has treated it like a new reveal today. Regardless, we have a trailer to watch, a confirmation that it’s on PC as well as the consoletoys, an elaboration on the Total Recall-esque story (but set in ‘Neo-Paris’ rather getting its ass to Mars), and a lead female character with kung-fu skills, mismatched gloves, brain-tapping abilities and clipped English tones shouting stuff like “WHO ERASED MY MEMORY?” and “I’M THE HUNTER! WHY AM I BEING HUNTED?’ It’s perhaps our answer to the question “what if Inception was penned by the writer of the Wicker Man remake?

Dialogue aside, it looks pretty snazzy/frenzied.
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Lost Planet 3 Footage Raises Some Eyebrows

By Jim Rossignol on May 23rd, 2012.


For those folks who would add themselves to a list entitled “got a kick out of the Lost Planet games”, of which I would be one, this video of the third game in the series will raise some eyebrows. Mine are raised right now. The reason for this is that while Lost Planet 1 was pretty, but a bit rubbish, it was a commendably over-the-top sci-fi action romp. Lost Planet 2 did more with co-op, and threw in some utterly absurd alien monsters and sci-fi situations for us to brawl with. Lost Planet 3 however, well, it seems to be heading away from bonkers alien-thumping action adventure, and towards survival horror and, more specifically, Dead Space. A rather cold Dead Space. Obviously the footage shown by Capcom Germany, which you can see below, is far from representative of what the full game will entail – these images certainly tell of mega-aliens – but the pace and tone here is certainly not evidence of the kind of craziness that made the first two games stand out, even if it is very pretty indeed. Go take a look. Go on!
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In Space, No One Should See You Smile: Lost Planet 3

By Adam Smith on April 26th, 2012.

It's like the opening of Dead Space, except with more smiling and less screaming

The rictus smile of a man who has explicitly requested a transfer to a frozen and lost planet, riddled with alien bugmunchers, for the simple reason that the woman he loves no longer returns that love. Imagine his horror when she calls him via videolink to demand he returns the toaster they bought together. Force a grin, bearded warrior, force a grin. Also, is he clutching a coffee in his massive spacemitts? Here’s hoping Lost Planet 3 will have a thermos nursing minigame that emphasises the importance of hot beverages when hiking through a world of winter. A host of images lurk below.

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Lost Planet 3 Debut Trailer Wants You to Get Lost

By Nathan Grayson on April 10th, 2012.


Now, that’s not to say it wants you to avoid playing the game – nor is it requesting that you consider exchanging some of your precious monetary currency for J. J. Abrams hit island humdinger. “You,” in this case, refers to your character, Jim. In Lost Planet 3’s first trailer, he is having the worst day, because the titular Lost Planet’s continent-sized nametag should really read “Hello, my name is Incredible Jerk Planet.” First, some sort of alien plant dog knocks him down a mountain, then his gun jams, then a giant enemy crab crashes the party instead of letting him bleed in peace, and finally – when he and his poor, frail 50-ton mech are trying to catch a breather – a snow tidal wave strikes. That’s probably not even physically possible, but that is the extent to which this planet wants Jim to go far, far away. Sounds delightful, right? Well, I have a bit of bad news for you.

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