The multiplayer demo will be available for free download from Xbox Live Marketplace and lets gamers participate in heated online matches in the “Pirate Fortress” stage with support for up to 16 players via the Xbox Live online game service. Players will be able to select from multiple weapons, unique robotic assault vehicles called “Vital Suits” and four play modes, including Elimination, Team Elimination, Post Grab and Fugitive. Capcom debuted Lost Planet’s multiplayer gameplay at this year’s Leipzig Games Convention, where its riveting action netted top honours as the Best Xbox 360 Game at the show. In addition, the game was chosen by Tokyo Game Show attendees as one of the winners of the illustrious Future Award.
Hiroshi Tobisawa, President of Capcom Europe, commented: “Well in excess of 500,000 people have downloaded Lost Planet’s single player demo and we are now pleased to offer Xbox 360 gamers the opportunity to sample the game’s adrenaline pumping multiplayer mode and test their skills against players around the world.”
Combining a gripping single player campaign and intense multiplayer modes with support for up to 16 players via Xbox Live, Lost Planet promises to be an epic gaming masterpiece. Taking full advantage of the unprecedented power of Xbox 360, Lost Planet will contain an unrivalled level of detail as advanced light sourcing is used to ensure a realistic presentation that enhances every explosion, smoke and particle effect. Enormous world maps unfold as players battle the hostile creatures during blistering weather conditions throughout vast snow fields and deserted cities either on foot or in armed Vital Suits. Fostering a real-time loading system, players can expect a seamless experience that leaves them completely immersed.
Lost Planet will be available across all PAL territories on January 12, 2007.