By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The newest entry in the Lost Planet series is now out for PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 in North America and will be out August 30th in Europe. A boxed PC version in Europe will be out September 27th. Lost Planet 3 was developed by Spark Unlimited and goes for a story-driven narrative approach in its singleplayer campaign. I had actually forgotten this game was coming out so soon, but hopefully it’s a solid third person shooter that capture the action of the first two games. Check out a launch trailer below.

San Mateo, Calif. —August 27, 2013 — Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today confirmed that Lost Planet®3 will release across North America today and in Europe on August 30 for Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and as a digital download for PC. A retail version for Windows PC will be available across Europe on September 27.

The extreme and unpredictable conditions that characterized the Lost Planet® series return to E.D.N. III. Lost Planet 3 introduces Jim Peyton, a Utility Rig pilot who leaves Earth to take on a hazardous but lucrative contract working for Neo-Venus Construction (NEVEC), obtaining samples of the planet’s natural energy source – Thermal Energy, which NEVEC believes will save Earth’s energy crisis. With this latest addition to one of Capcom’s major franchises, new truths about the foreboding planet and the colonial history will be revealed.

Lost Planet 3 delivers a mix of action both inside and outside of the Utility Rig. 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 of all sizes as they are at helping him fulfil his contract work. Outside the rig, the action switches to third person with Jim at the mercy of the planet’s elements. He’ll need to battle against hostile enemies with a mix of gun and melee based combat to survive all that is thrown at him.

The title also supports a full set of multiplayer modes that enhances players’ experience of the Lost Planet world and sees them taking on the role of either the NEVEC forces or the Snow Pirates in up to ten player battles.

An official soundtrack for the title featuring all of the in-game music that Jim can listen to in his Utility Rig is also available to purchase digitally on iTunes and Amazon across North America and Europe beginning today.

Lost Planet 3 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and carries an MSRP of $59.99.

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