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Lost Planet 3 Review | Put It On Ice

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Brendan Griffiths
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Reviews
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Action Games, Capcom, Lost Planet 3, PC games, PS3 games, Spark Unlimited, Xbox 360 games

Lost Planet 3 Review | Put It On Ice

Platforms: PS3 (reviewed) | Xbox 360 | PC

Developer: Spark Unlimited

Publisher: Capcom

After the slightly frosty reception the thawed out first sequel received, it would seem the Lost Planet series has been pining for those long cold winters again. So the third game is a prequel to the original, taking place many years before.

You are Jim, red-haired (finally!) and awesomely bearded-up for the cold. Jim has a wife and newborn son back on earth, but he's taken this job on the frozen rock of E.D.N. III to earn some serious money as a Rig operator / go-to guy for exterminating the pesky Akrid wildlife while the NEVEC Corporation searches the planet for T-Energy.

Rather than the Vital Suits of the last two games, you get to romp around in a 50-foot high walking Rig. These huge mechs are essentially maintenance machines, hardly built for combat, but as you and Jim will find out, you're stuck with what you have.

Lost Planet 3 Review | Put It On Ice

Mechs are meant to be exciting. These rigs are making a play for dullest in class though. Limited to melee attacks like swinging arms, grabbing, blocking and a drill attacks, you'll really miss those rockets and machine guns.

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Lost Planet 3 Trailer Fights To Survive

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Capcom, Lost Planet 3, PC games, PS3 games, Spark Unlimited, trailer, Xbox 360 games

Lost Planet 3 Trailer Fights To Survive

The latest trailer for Lost Planet 3 presents a monologue delivered by protagonist Jim Peyton, whose harsh life as a colonial miner becomes a lot harsher with the resurgence of the monstrous Akrid. It's surprisingly bleak stuff for a series that has previously prided itself on destroying legions of bugs in enormous mechs, but we're assured that mechanised bug destruction will still play a key role in the Western-developed sequel.

Lost Planet 3 releases on August 30th for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

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Lost Planet 3 Gameplay Vid Brings The Rain With Enormous Mechs

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Capcom, Gameplay footage, Lost Planet 3, Spark Unlimited, Trailers

We love mechs. Have we mentioned that? Well, we do. What's not to love about jumping into a giant robot and bringing the rain?

That's why we've actually got a bit of a soft spot for this gameplay video for Lost Planet 3.

The game itself releases on August 30th here in Europe, and August 27th in the US, arriving on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. [via AGB]

Lost Planet 3 Multiplayer: Two Modes Detailed

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Capcom, Lost Planet 3, multiplayer, PS3 games, Spark Unlimited, Xbox 360 games

Lost Planet 3 Multiplayer: Two Modes Detailed

Capcom have pinged us some new details about Lost Planet 3's multiplayer suite, which received its debut trailer yesterday. Both competitive and cooperative gametypes will be supported, including a PvE horde mode-like.

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Lost Planet 3 Multiplayer Debut Trailer

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Capcom, Lost Planet 3, multiplayer, PS3 games, Spark Unlimited, trailer, Xbox 360 games

Lost Planet 3 Multiplayer Debut Trailer

Capcom have released a first look at Lost Planet 3's multiplayer suite, which includes numerous unlocks, equipment and mechs to crush both Akrid and opponents alike. The Spark Unlimited-developed shooter has been delayed into August, whereupon it will launch on PS3 and Xbox 360.

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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Screenshots Celebrate Unreal Engine 3 Deal

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Keiji Inafune, Screenshots, Spark Unlimited, Team Ninja, Unreal Engine 3, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Screenshots Celebrate Unreal Engine 3 Deal

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will join the enormous ranks of Unreal Engine 3 games, Team Ninja and Keiji Inafune announced today. To celebrate, they've released a sizeable clutch of new screenshots showing off the ninjas vs zombie action in gory style.

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Lost Planet 3 Confirmed For June In New Trailer

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Capcom, Lost Planet 3, PC games, PS3 games, Spark Unlimited, Third Person Shooters, trailer, Xbox 360 games

Lost Planet 3 Confirmed For June In New Trailer

Lost Planet 3 holds a "dangerous secret" if the latest cinematic-packed (gameplay-light) trailer is anything to go by, but at least the launch date is no longer secret. Capcom have confirmed that the outsourced shooter will release on June 28th for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

The Lost Planet series has never quite managed to live up to its potential despite plenty of excellent mechs to control, so we hope that Spark Unlimited can redeem themselves for the likes of Legendary and Turning Point: Fall Of Liberty.

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Lost Planet 3 Gets Massive Gameplay Walkthrough

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Capcom, Lost Planet 3, PS3 games, Spark Unlimited, trailer, Xbox 360 games

Lost Planet 3 Gets Massive Gameplay Walkthrough

Though we're far more interested in the cel-shaded, fun-focused E.X. Troopers (localise it for the West, dammit Capcom!), a whopping ten-minute walkthrough for Spark Unlimited's Lost Planet 3 has caught our attention. This narrated slab of gameplay shows off combat, new enemies and mecha brawls, and it certainly looks good from a graphical standpoint.

Game's out in 2013.

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Ninja Gaiden Z Announced By Team Ninja, Spark Unlimited & Keiji Inafune

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Keiji Inafune, Ninja Gaiden, Ninja Gaiden Z, Spark Unlimited, Team Ninja

Ninja Gaiden Z Announced By Team Ninja, Spark Unlimited & Keiji Inafune

Cel-Shaded Ninja Zombies

Mega Man and Dead Rising creator Keiji Inafune is set to make a comeback into mainstream gaming thanks to a new partnership with Team Ninja and Spark Unlimited. The three action heavywights are teaming up for Ninja Gaiden Z: a cel-shaded action game with zombies galore. New protagonist Yaiba is desperate to seek revenge on Ryu Hyabusa (story details are still thin on the ground), and will have to chop his way through copious hordes of the undead to do so.

Release platforms and dates have yet to be announced, but we have a trailer and concept art below.

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Lost Planet 3 Footage Found In The Wild

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Capcom, Gameplay footage, Lost Planet 3, Spark Unlimited

Capcom Germany have unveiled a video that shows off some gameplay footage for the upcoming Lost Planet 3. Cue lots of snow, plenty of guns, and a rather Dead Space-esque feel to the whole thing.

It's been tentatively slated for early next year. [via Kotaku]

Lost Planet 3 Coming In 2013

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Capcom, Captivate, Lost Planet 3, Spark Unlimited, Trailers, Videos

Lost Planet 3 Coming In 2013

The news from Captivate is that Lost Planet 3 is coming, and it's set to arrive next year. An announcement trailer has surfaced a little early, featuring a monster chase, some typical snowy action shots, and a big fat mech.

However, this third apparently won't be developed in-house at  the previous two, instead Spark Unlimited, the developers behind Legendary: The Box and Turning Point: Fall of Liberty, are taking the reins.

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