When I first saw the game Lost Planet: Extreme Condition back in 2008, it had already been old due to the fact that it was released in 2006 and I played it on my Xbox 360 in 2008. My first impressions of the game was that it was awesome…and that I wouldn’t finish the game due to my ineptness with the game’s controls and the controller itself.
So this was in no way the fault of Capcom’s Jun Takeuchi and Kenji Ohguro, along with the man responsible for writing the game’s storyline Shin Kurosawa. And so I opted not to purchase the game’s follow-up Lost Planet 2, obviously my loss with that decision.
But now, after Capcom premiered a new trailer for Lost Planet 3 at the recent E3 in Los Angeles, many fans of the game (and yes, even I) are very excited to know that a sequel will see the light of day. The thing about this addition to the game’s franchise is that this edition is supposedly a pre-quell to the two previous games in the series.
This game takes place on the same planet as the first games did, the planet E.D.N. III, and this time around we follow a character named Jim, your average working stiff who came to this world in order to support his wife and their newborn son.
Lost Planet 3’s game play is a mixed bag. There is exploration on foot, and piloting a rig (these Rigs, are the predecessor’s of the game’s future militarized vehicles thus these rigs don’t the usual weaponry…only a drill arm) have while exploring the planet, and combat appears to be two different types including fighting creatures while in the rig, and when you’re on foot you can expect much of the combat to be in the form of the all too familiar first person shooter that many of us enjoy.
Kenji Ohguro has stated that this latest version of Lost Planet, is more in line with his original ideas and thoughts for the series, but one has to wonder what prevented the game’s creator from taking this approach to the game in the first place, that being said Ohguro and game developers Spark Unlimited will have this latest edition to the Lost Planet franchise ready for mass consumption sometime in 2013.