Lost Planet: Colonies Unveiled

The first details on Capcom's long-rumored Lost Planet: Colonies have appeared, revealing the title to be a beefed-up version of the original Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, which debuted on PC and Xbox 360 last year.

According to the latest issue of Japanese publication Famitsu, the revamped third person shooter will arrive on Xbox 360 and PC, packing new weapons, a new character, new monsters, and new multiplayer maps and modes. Of those new modes, one allows players to battle as the insect-esque Akrid.

Suppporting cross-platform multiplayer, Lost Planet: Colonies hits Japanese retailers in May. Capcom has yet to specify a date for the North American release, though it has already been rated by the ESRB.

There is no word yet on a possible PlayStation 3 edition, though the PS3 version of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition just arrived at retailers last month.