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Lost Planet 3 Confirmed With New Developer

Lost faith.

I’ll be honest, I thought Lost Planet 2 was a little bit rubbish. It focussed on looking and playing like a multiplayer shooter, even in single player, and as a result the narrative kind of got away from them a little bit. That would probably have been eminently forgivable if the gameplay had been anything more than very unremarkably average. It was entertaining to play online though, especially with a few familiar PSN or XBLA names around you.

Capcom obviously weren’t exactly elated with the end result either, as they’ve just announced a third game in the series but they’ve switched developers to Spark Unlimited. Those are the guys who previously made the decidedly below average Legendary and Turning Point: Fall of Liberty. They’re currently aiming to have the next Lost Planet game ready for a 2013 release date.

Edit: Capcom has asked us to remove the trailer until 16:00, when, hopefully we’ll be able to get a better quality look at the unveiling.

Source: NeoGAF

  1. Sympozium
    Since: Aug 2009

    A perfect fit for a awful game series.

    Comment posted on 10/04/2012 at 12:57.
  2. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Hang on I thought Bulletstorm 2 had been cancelled?

    Comment posted on 10/04/2012 at 12:59.
  3. bigbaldwolf
    Since: Mar 2012

    This is going to be a fail methinks

    Comment posted on 10/04/2012 at 13:00.
  4. Origami Killer
    Since: May 2010

    I enjoyed parts of Lost Planet 2, only when there were big boss fights and the like. When it switched from attacking the aliens (forgot their name in the game) I lost interest and traded it in.

    But hopefully this can provide bigger and more boss battles.

    Comment posted on 10/04/2012 at 13:07.
  5. Eldave0
    Since: Aug 2008

    Oh dear, can’t imagine this will end up being very good, which is a shame as I thoroughly enjoyed part1 on the 360.

    Comment posted on 10/04/2012 at 13:11.
  6. gazo69
    Since: Forever

    Great trailer, the game prob wont live up to it!

    Comment posted on 10/04/2012 at 13:13.
  7. BIGAL-1992
    Since: Jan 2009

    ….right. Well. I think I’ll wait and see what happens, but I’m not going to have my expectation set on this pairing.

    Comment posted on 10/04/2012 at 13:15.
  8. bmg_123
    Since: Feb 2012

    Why is this becoming a trend among publishers? Have a good franchise, or maybe a bad game, and then hand it off to an awful developer? Just like Sony with Sly 4…

    Comment posted on 10/04/2012 at 13:58.
  9. yogdog
    Since: Feb 2010

    Loved the first, wasn’t exactly gushing with praise for the second. By the looks of things, if Spark Unlimited are making the next, won’t be happy with the third either :(

    Comment posted on 10/04/2012 at 14:04.
  10. Death_In_Flamez
    Since: Feb 2011

    I really, really hope Spark show that they can make a good game. Jesus they might be doing Battlefront 3 as well lest us forget :(

    Comment posted on 10/04/2012 at 14:20.

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