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At the very end of a long press release detailing Capcom's lineup for the next few months, Capcom sneaked in news of a delay for Lost Planet 3. According to the announcement, Spark Unlimited's Akrid-drilling sequel is now due August 27 in North America, and August 30 in Europe, for PS3, Xbox, and P...

April 9th 2013 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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Capcom tells us the release dates for Lost Planet 3 are June 25 in North America, and June 28 in Europe. The game was previously earmarked for early 2013, but early 2013 has all but come and gone, so a delay isn't too surprising. Spark Unlimited's third-person shooter is a prequel to the events of...

March 6th 2013 at 11:05am 0 Comments
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When I started playing Lost Planet 3, I felt it immediately. Intrinsically, I knew it was made by a different team than the first two games. Lost Planet 3 has a distinctly western feel to it, and its trappings should be comfortable to anyone that has played a third-person shooter made in the last f...

September 21st 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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EX Troopers isn't bringing its anime stylings to our shores anytime soon. The Lost Planet spin-off comes out in Japan later this year, but Capcom's senior vice-president Christian Svensson posted on the company's forums to say a Western release isn't currently planned.These things do change, of cou...

September 10th 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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A playable version of Monster Hunter 4 is coming to this year's Tokyo Game Show, Capcom announced on its newly launched TGS portal.The company also unveiled its current lineup for the show, with Resident Evil 6, DmC, Lost Planet 3 and EX Troopers joining the 3DS Monster Hunter. Meanwhile, Sega also...

August 30th 2012 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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There's an interesting clash of play styles I discovered during my preview session of Lost Planet 3. When within his rig – a giant biped mech armed with a huge drill and claw – protagonist Jim is nearly invincible, try as you might to get to the soft, fleshy core of this hulking mechani...

June 13th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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It must be hard to maximize your reach to gamers when there's a "3" in the title of your game. What if I've never played the first two games? How am I expected to understand all of the references and deep, established lore? It's quite the pickle for those looking to come into any established franch...

June 5th 2012 at 9:40pm 0 Comments
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Capcom Chairman and CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto told investors of the company's plan to "reduce the time needed to develop major titles from the usual three to four years to only two and a half years," as part of a briefing on the fiscal year 2011 financial results earlier this month."Speeding up developme...

May 27th 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Capcom released some new gameplay footage of Lost Planet 3, accompanied by some quotes from German press. Spark Unlimited's sequel alternates between almost Dead Spacey third-person skulks through atmospherically underlit hallways, and first-person assaults on aliens while inside a giant mech suit....

May 23rd 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments