Capcom Digital Day 08: Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Colonies Confirmed


Rumored to be a possible sequel to the original Lost Planet, the Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Colonies Edition is in fact real, but Capcom has confirmed that it’s actually not a sequel but a budget priced re-release of the original game with added content. Due for release on May 27th only for PC and Xbox 360 for only $29.99, Lost Planet Colonies Edition will feature three new single-player modes (Score Attack, Trial Battle and Off Limit), six new online multiplayer modes (Akrid Hunter, VS Annihilator, Counter Grab, Point Snatcher, Akrid Egg Battle and Egg Bandit) with the Akrid Hunter mode introducing the much-demanded ability to play as an Akrid, four new multiplayer maps, five new character models, new weapons, a new option to switch from first-person view to a RE4-style over-the-shoulder perspective and, last but not least, support for PC-vs-Xbox 360 cross-platform battles.

That’s an impressive array of extra features for a $30 game. Only thing I’m confused by is why Capcom even bothered to put the game out on PS3 last month without all this stuff. The PS3 version is already a fairly lackluster port, now it’ll be completely obsolete once Colonies drops. Another PS3 port gets the shaft…

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