Lost Planet 2 Made Official

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Lost Planet 2 was unveiled exclusively through Xbox Live on Monday, so many of you have probably already heard of its coming. I was too lazy to check Live myself, though, and just waited for the official press announcement to come along on Wednesday before posting about it. And guess what, it’s Wednesday and the official announcement has been made!

As of now, Lost Planet 2 is only being confirmed for Xbox 360, however Capcom (or Microsoft) isn’t trumpeting the game as an exclusive, so I’d be shocked if the game isn’t multi-platform. My guess is it’ll be a timed exclusive release like the original, with PS3 and PC ports following a few months after the 360 launch. Either way, I’m sure we’ll find out what the plan is soon enough.

As for the game itself, Lost Planet 2 is set a decade after the original game with the rugged, icy terrain of E.D.N III having thawed out and given way to lush jungles, and Wayne Holden having been replaced as the hero by nameless snow pirates the player will create and customize. Players will then be able to take their created snow pirates through different storylines and watch as the overall plot develops from multiple perspectives. Capcom is also touting the game’s new 4-player co-op mode, proclaiming it to be the “most extensive multiplayer campaign seen in a shooter to date.” Other than that, the core features from the first game will return, surely with some tweaks here and there as Capcom says it took fan feedback very seriously in developing the sequel and plan to incorporate ideas from the community.

Check the gallery below for the unveil batch of 15 in-game screenshots.

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