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Exclusive: Never-Before-Seen Scale of Lost Planet 3's Various Akrid Species





Exclusive: Never-Before-Seen Scale of Lost Planet 3's Various Akrid SpeciesSure, a Fire Wasp Akrid or a Leech Akrid is hardly a match for Jim Peyton, protagonist of Capcom's upcoming survival shooter Lost Planet 3, but the icy terrain of the E.D.N. III planet is littered with even bigger and badder Akrids - a species of snow-dwelling bug monsters.

The Hive Spawner and King Crab, for instance, would tower over Peyton more than three times his size.

Get ready for a never-before-seen scale of Lost Planet 3's various Akrid Species. Lost Planet 3 will be releasing on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on August 27, 2013.

The latest chapter in the Lost Planet series comes to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC in early 2013. The extreme and unpredictable conditions that characterized the Lost Planet series return, harsher than ever before. Lost Planet 3 reveals new truths about the foreboding planet and the colonial history of E.D.N. III.

Click the image below for a much bigger and better look!

Never-Before-Seen Scale of Lost Planet 3's Various Akrid Species (click for larger image)

Lost Planet 3 introduces Jim Peyton, a Utility Rig pilot who leaves Earth to take on a hazardous but lucrative contract on E.D.N. III. Working for Neo-Venus Construction (NEVEC), Jim is one of a select few pioneers at the Coronis base surveying the uncharted terrain and obtaining samples of the planet’s natural energy source – Thermal Energy, which NEVEC believes will save Earth’s energy crisis. As the months pass, it becomes apparent that things are not as they seem on E.D.N. III. Who is the mysterious figure that seems to be tracking Jim’s every move? What is NEVEC base chief Braddock hiding and can Dr. Roman help Jim uncover the truth before it’s too late?

Lost Planet 3 delivers a mix of action both inside and outside of Jim’s utility rig vehicle. Acting as a home away from home and offering protection from the ever changing climate, Jim soon discovers the utility rig’s array of tools are just as useful at taking out Akrid in the rig’s first person perspective as they are at helping him fulfill his contract work. Outside the rig the action switches to third person with Jim at the mercy of the elements. He’ll need to battle against hostile enemies with a mix of gun and melee based combat whilst surviving all that is thrown at him.

With a number of multiplayer modes and a compelling single player experience, Lost Planet 3 will delve deeper into the Lost Planet universe, uncovering hidden truths within the unique and dynamic environment of E.D.N. III.

Features:

  • Return to extreme conditions – Taking the series back to its roots, Lost Planet 3 returns to E.D.N. III, delivering a dynamic game world that’s more dangerous than ever before
  • Brave the terrifying – Play as blue collar worker Jim Peyton, 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, including the new winch that can grab your enemies at range and the drill that can destroy creatures of any size, players will need to learn to use the rig to their advantage in order to survive
  • Gameplay Variety – Take to the extreme conditions on foot or utilize the safety of the rig for first person combat sequences
  • Stormy weather – The ever changing weather system of E.D.N. III affects the way you play with conditions that create an imposing environment players will need to adapt to
  • 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. The new Spitter akrid is a giant scorpion like creature that can debilitate Jim with its poisonous ichors and giant stabbing stinger. Figuring out how to sever its tail both on-foot and in the rig is the only way to defeat it
  • Save your energy! – Harvest energy by planting thermal posts and use the supply to upgrade your weapons. The longer you leave your post in the ground the more energy you’ll source but this reward brings with it the threat of increasing Akrid reproduction, adding even more risks to the unstable environment. Will the reward be worth the risk?
  • Reveal the hidden truths of E.D.N. III – The uncharted world has many secrets locked away. What is E.D.N. III hiding? All will be revealed in Lost Planet 3
  • Lonely Planet? – Lost Planet 3 will support a full set of multiplayer modes that enhance players experience of the Lost Planet world
  • You can visit the official the Capcom website to learn more about Lost Planet 3.

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    frank_dracman's picture

    Too bad they modeled the main character to look like a doofus. Lost Planet 2 is one of my favorite games and I really hope they bring the big, crazy weapons and monsters.


    Submitted by frank_dracman on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 6:51pm.

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