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System: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Dev: Capcom
Pub: Capcom
Release: March 31, 2013
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p

If you get close to death, the game will immediately put you into a quick time event, where you attempt to get your footing as one of the enemies of the game tries to claw or bite you to death. If you manage to regain your footing, you will pull out your knife. And if you can manage to stab the enemy in its weak point enough to get it off you, your life will be recharged to full. This is the only way to die in the game. Each time you are put into the quick time event, it gets harder, but you always have a chance to bounce back.

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The game will very frequently ask you to get in and out of your suit to complete missions. Intricate work needs to be done by hand, not by giant robot claw. Of course, this very frequently puts Jim in harm's way. The demo forced Jim to de-ice his suit while a sudden hoard of aliens descended upon him. He had to balance the de-icing with combat in order to survive. At one point, Jim was forced to enter a cavern his suit couldn't enter, and in there he found a giant alien space crab. Jim is kind of an unlucky person, come to think of it.


From my time with the demo, Lost Planet 3 seems so much more fun than Lost Planet 1 and 2. The story is more believable, the controls make more sense, and you really feel for the character as a real human being. I'm actually interested in how Jim ultimately connects to the greater Lost Planet story. Be on the lookout for Lost Planet 3 when it releases in early 2013.

Angelo M. D'Argenio
Contributing Writer
Date: July 27, 2012

Game Features:

  • Return to extreme conditions - Taking the series back to its roots, Lost Planet 3 returns to E.D.N. III, delivering a dynamic battlefield that's more dangerous than ever before with an ever changing climate that will affect the way you play.
  • Brave the terrifying - Play as blue-collar worker Jim, 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, you'll need to learn to use the rig to your advantage in order to survive.
  • Gameplay Variety - Offering a mix of first-person combat in the rig and third-person gunplay on foot
  • Intense cinematic experience -Developed with the Unreal Engine 3, Lost Planet 3 presents a visually stunning and unique terrain that impacts the gameplay.

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