Article written by Peter Chapman.
Published on 10/04/2012 at 12:55 PM.
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.