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Lost Planet 2

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Release Date: May 11, 2010

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'Lost Planet 2' (ALL) Getting Two New Maps Next Week

by Rainier on May 27, 2010 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT

Lost Planet 2 is set 10 years after the original. A climate change has melted the snow-covered landscape and created new environments, such as jungles. LP2 features co-op, turret-toting mechs and Gears of War 2-like portable cover/shields.

A decade has passed since the first game, and the face of E.D.N. III has changed dramatically. Terraforming efforts have been successful and the ice has begun to melt, giving way to lush tropical jungles and harsh unforgiving deserts. Players will enter this new environment and follow the exploits of their own customized snow pirate on their quest to seize control of the changing planet.

Players will control their heroes across 6 interconnected episodes, creating a truly unique interactive experience that changes depending upon the actions of the players involved. With this concept, players will have the opportunity to engage in the story in a much more dynamic way as plot threads evolve from different players’ perspectives.

Beyond the deep single player mode, Lost Planet 2 is loaded with extensive multiplayer modes. The intense and action packed campaign mode comes with the ability to form teams of up to 4 players online or two-player in split screen co-op to clear mission objectives with friends. The grappling hooks that made the gameplay in Lost Planet a true 3-D experience are back, allowing gamers to gain tactical advantage by moving to elevated locations quickly.

No action game would be complete without an arsenal of weaponry, and Lost Planet 2 has a huge variety of hardware for players to unleash on unsuspecting enemies. Machine guns, shotguns, rocket launchers, lasers, sniper rifles, grenades and a host of other weapons are scattered across the game. However, Lost Planet 2’s biggest weapons come on two legs: the heavily armed and armored robotic Vital Suits return in greater numbers and variety than the first game. There are VS that transform into other vehicles, hold up to three players and some that even take multiple players to operate.

The multiplayer mayhem of Lost Planet 2 is getting even more explosive with two more maps coming next week. Map Pack #2 hits both PlayStation Store and Xbox LIVE on Wednesday June 2nd, featuring  Dockyard Battle and Frozen Wasteland maps. 

Dockyard Battle drops 16-player multiplayer matches into the factory of the overland battleship from Episode 4 of the game's campaign mode, while  Frozen Wasteland brings back the snowy trenches and imposing tower of one of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition’s most popular maps. 

Map Pack #2 will be available for €4.99/£3.99 or 400 Microsoft points.

Features:

  • Co-op action: Team up to battle the giant Akrid in explosive 4 player online co-operative play or two player splitscreen. Teamwork is the player’s key to victory as the team is dependent on each other to succeed and survive.
  • Deep level of character customization: Players will have hundreds of different ways to customize their look, nom de guerre, emotes, and weapons to truly help them define their character on the battlefield both on- and offline. A wide array of customizable abilities range from taking less damage, to running faster to operating data posts quicker
  • Beautiful massive environments: Capcom’s advanced graphics engine, MT Framework 2.0, will bring the game to life with the next step in 3D fidelity and performance
  • Massive scale of enemies: Players skill on the battlefield and ability to work as a team will be tested like never before against the giant Akrid. Players will utilize teamwork tactics, new weapons and a variety of vital suits (VS) to fight these larger-than-life bosses. 
  • Rewards System: Players will receive rewards for assisting teammates and contributing to the team’s success
  • Multiplayer: Compete in 16-player multiplayer matches with nine different maps and 5 different game modes including Data Post Battle, Akrid Egg Battle, Fugitive, Elimination and Team Elimination. Additional maps will be available as downloadable content after the game’s release.
  • Exciting new VS features- Based on fan feedback, the team has implemented an unbelievable variety of Vital Suits and new ways to combat VS’s.  The new VS system will have a powerful impact on the way the player takes to the war zone in Lost Planet 2.

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