Capcom Plans Return to Lost Planet

Posted by Jeff (3464 posts) -
A Three-Man Mech!?!?
Capcom took the wraps off of Lost Planet 2 this morning via an announcement trailer that debuted exclusively on Xbox Live. It's an interesting way to let the world know about a game that bypasses all of the traditional methods and speaks directly to the people. It probably shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that a company like Capcom would try something like this, given the way its been talking directly to its customers and fans through an official blog.

But enough about the hows and whys of the announcement itself. Lost Planet 2 takes things out of the snow and puts it into some sort of jungle environment. The announcement opens with the new game's producer, Jun Takeuchi, setting up the clip, then rolls into some edited chunks of gameplay. These clips make the game look like it will handle up to three players in a campaign co-op configuration. This means you'll see players grappling and running around on foot, as well as in the large, armored Vital Suits that appeared in the original game. The footage also reveals some sort of VS that all three players can cram into, with one player piloting while the other two work the weaponry.

The rest of the lengthy announcement goes over some of the facts and details about the back story. The planet from the original game, EDN III, has undergone radical climate change, which explains the lack of snow and presence of jungle. Rather than focusing on one main character, the game sounds like it will bounce around a bit between the different pirate factions taking up residence on the planet.

The game will run on an upgraded version of MT-Framework, which is Capcom's multiplatform engine used for Resident Evil 5, Dead Rising, Lost Planet, and Devil May Cry 4. No platforms have been confirmed at this time, but hey, it's probably a safe bet that it's at least showing up on the Xbox 360, right?
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#1 Posted by Jeff (3464 posts) -
A Three-Man Mech!?!?
Capcom took the wraps off of Lost Planet 2 this morning via an announcement trailer that debuted exclusively on Xbox Live. It's an interesting way to let the world know about a game that bypasses all of the traditional methods and speaks directly to the people. It probably shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that a company like Capcom would try something like this, given the way its been talking directly to its customers and fans through an official blog.

But enough about the hows and whys of the announcement itself. Lost Planet 2 takes things out of the snow and puts it into some sort of jungle environment. The announcement opens with the new game's producer, Jun Takeuchi, setting up the clip, then rolls into some edited chunks of gameplay. These clips make the game look like it will handle up to three players in a campaign co-op configuration. This means you'll see players grappling and running around on foot, as well as in the large, armored Vital Suits that appeared in the original game. The footage also reveals some sort of VS that all three players can cram into, with one player piloting while the other two work the weaponry.

The rest of the lengthy announcement goes over some of the facts and details about the back story. The planet from the original game, EDN III, has undergone radical climate change, which explains the lack of snow and presence of jungle. Rather than focusing on one main character, the game sounds like it will bounce around a bit between the different pirate factions taking up residence on the planet.

The game will run on an upgraded version of MT-Framework, which is Capcom's multiplatform engine used for Resident Evil 5, Dead Rising, Lost Planet, and Devil May Cry 4. No platforms have been confirmed at this time, but hey, it's probably a safe bet that it's at least showing up on the Xbox 360, right?
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#2 Posted by Artemis_D (817 posts) -

I guess I should finish the first one, sometime...

#3 Posted by johnbomber (9 posts) -

I enjoyed Lost Planet so a sequel should be fun... right?

#4 Posted by jakob187 (21662 posts) -

Jeff, you could've at least linked to Kotaku's trailer, goober!!!  lol


So instead, I'll do it for you:

  

#5 Posted by dvorak (1496 posts) -

I never got all the way through this game, and I don't know if I'd be interested in a sequel. 

#6 Posted by welly (118 posts) -

ewwwww trailer....

#7 Posted by welly (118 posts) -

ewwwww trailer....

#8 Posted by Jayge_ (10221 posts) -

Awesome. The first game was damn good. Great art style, fun campaign, pretty good multiplayer. Add in better graphics, co-op, expanded multiplayer options, co-op, a new campaign with jungles and shit, co-op, and co-op, and it should be a hell of a fucking game.

#9 Posted by Milkman (16618 posts) -

I never finished the original but this looks neat.

#10 Posted by jakob187 (21662 posts) -
Jayge said:
"Awesome. The first game was damn good. Great art style, fun campaign, pretty good multiplayer. Add in better graphics, co-op, expanded multiplayer options, co-op, a new campaign with jungles and shit, co-op, and co-op, and it should be a hell of a fucking game."
I agree with Spongebob 100%.
#11 Posted by MeatSim (10817 posts) -

Sounds more interesting then the first one, so maybe I will play more then the demo this time.

#12 Posted by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -

I watched the trailer and it looks very nice.  It's on my wish list now.

#13 Posted by Brackynews (4056 posts) -

Capcom = Still awesome after all these years.  2009 will be the year to party like it's 20XX.

#14 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -

I really liked the first one, so I am looking forward to the sequel, I would like to see where they take it.

#15 Posted by Jolly_Lolly (3537 posts) -

Yeah the first game was pretty sweet (although the story was admittedly pretty lacking) and the multiplayer was actually pretty fun. Glad to see that enough people played the game to warrant a sequel.

#16 Posted by HT101 (1153 posts) -

I never played the first but I probably should because this new game looks pretty sweet.  I will probably try the demo first, whenever it comes out.

#17 Posted by vinsanity09 (210 posts) -

can't wait

#18 Posted by N3onThr33 (380 posts) -

Woo! :D

#19 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -

I would find it to be very funny if it actually wasn't going to be released on the Xbox 360.

#20 Posted by spiceninja (3056 posts) -

Meh. The first game was overrated. I thought it was complete garbage honestly.

#21 Posted by Irishjohn (581 posts) -

I wasn't that into Lost Planet.  I could take or leave a sequel, really.

#22 Posted by imayellowfellow (558 posts) -

its not going to be on playstation?

#23 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Thank god they abandoned the snow. Snow/Ice has to be the least appealing "world-type" I've ever played, all the way back to the NES era.

Now here's hoping the playtesters just love to set their sensitivity ultra-low. Otherwise, I'm never buying another dual-stick Capcom game again. I hope the controls aren't that clunky like LP1. They have enough feedback from the RE5 controls debacle to know what they're doing wrong.

At least the co-op should be interesting.

#24 Posted by ThomasP (1655 posts) -

I loved the first Lost Planet. The single player campaign was okay (good action, poor story), but the online was an amazing experience. Co-op should be a great addition to the series. The first game took a good three months from my life; I'm expecting big things from the sequel.

#25 Posted by MacGyver (280 posts) -

Never played lost planet 1 but this game looks radically different from what I saw of the original game. I could be dead wrong though.

#26 Posted by deaux (233 posts) -

The trailer has snow in it, so I don't think it'll be all jungle.
I wonder if it will be an xbox exclusive.

#27 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -


It looks awesome, I'm glad they seem to have opted for a more diverse looking environment..

The three player Mech looks cool.
#28 Posted by Tordah (2476 posts) -

Nice. I just got the first Lost Planet so I haven't even had time to try it yet.

#29 Posted by Aza (3 posts) -

Lost Planet was freaking awesome, I never expected capcom to make a sequel though. Can not freaking wait for LP2,  loves me some bug killing :)

#30 Posted by Kohe321 (3523 posts) -

Cool, the first one was great. I'm all for getting a sequel!

#31 Posted by AutomaticSnake (390 posts) -

crap like the first game

#32 Posted by DECA555 (400 posts) -

i would go so far as to say i hated the first one. I may rent this one if i see it does somethings better.

#33 Posted by HilariousDoubleEntendre (38 posts) -

Can't wait. CAN. NOT. WAIT. 


I absolutely loved LP, though admittedly, my love was directed toward the multiplayer. I know a number of people who are just as psyched. Bring it on, Capcom.
#34 Edited by GamePunisher85 (40 posts) -

I have bought first one ages ago. I should play it soon...

#35 Posted by cspiffo (868 posts) -

Lost Planet was a great game.  Can't wait for this sequel.  Why the jungle though?  I kinda liked the whole snow theme.

#36 Posted by darkjester74 (1574 posts) -

I played the first LP but I really could not get into it.  The boss encounters were especially silly.  However, co-op possibilities intrigue me so if they can pull it off effectively I might get interested again.

#37 Posted by Media_Master (3283 posts) -

hopefully it'll come out on PS3 and 360 the same date!

#38 Posted by jive495 (12 posts) -

hell yeah!  love Capcom and love Lost Planet

#39 Posted by Sekoku (84 posts) -

Who asked for a sequel to Lost Planet, really? Besides the Japanese, that is.


Most no one in the west wants a sequel to that crap. We want Megaman/Rockman Legends 3. DO IT CAPCOM.
#40 Posted by Dudacles (1445 posts) -

Good that they're taking it away from snowy environments. Maybe that'll eliminate the time pressure, and make the game just that tiny bit better. Not that LP wasn't great.

#41 Edited by Tennou486 (50 posts) -

Capcom says "welcome to the jungle".


Criterion took us to "paradise city".

Who knows who will complement that "sweet child o' mine"?

All of these developers must have an "appetite for destruction".
#42 Posted by Jayge_ (10221 posts) -
Sekoku said:
"Who asked for a sequel to Lost Planet, really? Besides the Japanese, that is.

Most no one in the west wants a sequel to that crap. We want Megaman/Rockman Legends 3. DO IT CAPCOM.
"
Quite a few people asked for it, obviously.
#43 Posted by konatachan (16 posts) -

I'm kind of excited for this announcement. Lost Planet 1 had lots of unfulfilled potential.

Graphically speaking its one of the best games out there however its always felt kind of clunky and uncontrollable and I hope they'll fix it.

#44 Posted by CrescentFresh (126 posts) -

This trailer makes LP2 look pretty awesome. I never played the first game either, but it looked interesting. Even if it turns out to be mediocre, Capcom is still impressing me with all they've done lately.

#45 Posted by nick69 (625 posts) -
johnbomber said:
"I enjoyed Lost Planet so a sequel should be fun... right?"
that's what I'm assuming, I loved the multiplayer on it. I tried playing the single player and hated it for some reason, but this should be pretty epic

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