Showing in Capcom’s dedicated Lost Planet stand, visitors will be able to participate in highly intense four vs four team battles as they struggle not only against the opposing force, but the harsh conditions of the game’s ice-bound world. Leipzig Games Convention will showcase just one of the numerous multiplayer maps and modes that will compliment Lost Planet’s gripping single player campaign mode at its release in early 2007.
Interest in Lost Planet has been extremely high since the game’s debut in playable form at this year’s E3 and a demo being made available for download from Marketplace, one of the services offered on Xbox Live. Hiroshi Tobisawa, President of Capcom Europe, commented: “Over 400,000 Xbox 360 owners have already downloaded the single player demo from Marketplace showing that Lost Planet is already a highly anticipated title. The multiplayer mode shows Capcom’s commitment to take full advantage of the Xbox Live service and deliver an absorbing multiplayer experience to its three million subscribers.”
Richard Teversham, EMEA Director of Marketing and platform, Xbox, confirmed Microsoft’s support for the title: “We’re impressed with the positive reaction to Lost Planet’s single player mode at both a consumer and trade level and with the unveiling of the multiplayer mode at the Games Convention in Leipzig, expectation for the game, which is exclusive to Xbox 360 will only grow.”
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.
Taking full advantage of Xbox 360's unprecedented power, 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.
- 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.
With a gripping single player campaign and numerous multiplayer modes, Lost Planet for Xbox 360 promises to deliver an intense cinematic gameplay experience when it is released throughout North America in Q1 2007.
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