Lost Planet 3 delayed, now due in August

If you’d been hanging out for a bit of frosty Lost Planet 3 in the next little while, you might like to – excuse me – put your plans on ice. Capcom has officially revealed that, due to unspecified “business reasons”, the game will now not be emerging until August 27th.

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You can use your own imagination as to what exactly those “business reasons” actually are, but we’re thinking it probably has something to do with the fact we haven’t really heard anything from the game since last August’s Comic-Con presentation.

As a quick refresher, here’s some details on Lost Planet 3, the last time we heard from the team:

  • Return to extreme conditions – Taking the series back to its roots Lost Planet 3 returns to E.D.N. III, delivering a dynamic battle field that’s more dangerous than ever before with an ever changing climate that will affect the way you play
  • Brave the terrifying – Play as blue collar worker Jim, risking assignments in treacherous conditions to earn his hazard pay and return home to his family
  • Home away from home – Protect yourself from hostile Akrid and the unpredictable ice storms on E.D.N. III with your utility rig. Equipped with an assortment of tools you’ll need to learn to use the rig to your advantage in order to survive
  • Gameplay Variety – Offering a mix of first person combat in the rig and third person gunplay on foot
  • Intense, cinematic experience –Developed with the Unreal Engine 3, Lost Planet 3 presents a visually stunning and unique terrain that impacts the gameplay
  • Killer enemies – The Akrid are back, bigger and angrier and demanding a more tactical approach during combat
  • Reveal the hidden truths of E.D.N. III – The uncharted world has many secrets locked away. Jim’ search for T-Energy will ultimately reveal further mysteries
  • Lonely Planet? – Lost Planet 3 will support a full set of multiplayer modes that enhance players experience of the Lost Planet world

Jim is Jim Peyton, a NEVEC employee searching for more sources of the T-Eng energy supply. Of course, the indigenous population on the hostile planet of E.D.N. III isn’t really too keen on him drilling into their traditional home, and attack him while he’s out exploring.

Jim wakes up in a secret base beneath the frozen surface, and quickly realises NEVEC are not the only human inhabitants of E.D.N. III. But are the Snow Pirates friend or foe…?

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