In Lost Planet, human snow pirates navigate VS (Vital Suits) through hostile ice-covered environments, fighting against the indigenous Akrid creatures for the precious thermal energy they need to survive. For one such pilot named Wayne, death almost seemed imminent until he was fortunately rescued. However, he can only remember a few fragments of his past including the slaying of his father by the monstrous beings. Yet under the veil of ice, a devious plan has been set into motion for the termination of all Akrid and snow pirates alike. What really happened to Wayne? Who is plotting the destructive scheme? Encounter valuable allies and dangerous enemies on Wayne's search for the truth.
Lost Planet will contain an unrivalled level of detail as advanced light sourcing is used to ensure a realistic presentation. Enormous world maps unfold as players battle the menacing creatures during blistering weather conditions throughout vast snow fields and deserted cities on foot or with armed vehicles. Fostering a real-time loading system, players can expect a seamless experience that leaves them completely immersed. Multiplayer modes add to the value of Lost Planet by allowing players to partake in intense team battles via Xbox Live online game service. Expanding the Lost Planet world beyond the home, the mobile phone edition will feature a storyline that complements Xbox 360's version, downloadable content, multiplayer options and original gameplay mechanics.
Since the release of the multiplayer demo over the Thanksgiving holiday, Xbox Live players across the globe have spent nearly 300,000 hours locked in furious combat.
"Xbox players have now had two opportunities to try Lost Planet since the first demo was released in May, and they have in huge numbers," said Charles Bellfield, vice president, marketing, Capcom Entertainment, Inc. "Since we made the multiplayer demo available through Xbox Marketplace, there have been hundreds of thousands of hours spent playing the game, which is a great testament to the quality of Lost Planet. This latest demo has completely energized the Xbox community, giving them something to look forward to post-holidays, when the next big hit Xbox 360 title hits retail."
Lost Planet's action-packed multiplayer demo is available as a free download on Xbox Live Marketplace. Xbox Live Gold subscribers can experience Lost Planet's highly anticipated multiplayer demo, which 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.
- Frenetic action - Lost Planet is a fast-paced third-person shooter with all the depth, intrigue and intensity of a science fiction classic.
- Xbox Live enabled – Experience an array of gameplay possibilities with downloadable content, online cooperative and versus battles.
- Vehicle based gameplay – Command highly powered armed vehicles and weapons not only to help players traverse the treacherous terrain, but to eliminate the terrifying enemies that threaten their survival. Or, strategically switch from vehicles to on-foot gameplay as dictated by the situation
- Vast arctic environments - Snowstorms, arctic winds, and towering mountains of ice are all stunningly realized, creating a truly immersive and cinematic event of epic proportions.
- A premier team of developers – The creators of the critically acclaimed Onimusha and Devil May Cry series have come together to create the expansive world of Lost Planet.
Lost Planet, rated "T" for teen, will be available across North America on January 12. The standard edition of Lost Planet will carry a suggested retail price of $59.99 and the limited Collector's Edition will be available for $69.99, while supplies last. Packaged in a custom designed SteelBook(TM) case featuring exclusive cover art, the premium set will include the game, art book with exclusive concept art and a heap of multimedia content. As a special bonus, gamers that purchase the Collector's Edition will have exclusive access to an additional multiplayer map for several months before it is made available as a free download on Xbox Live Marketplace, in summer 2007.
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