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Lost Planet 2 Only Announced for Xbox 360

Following the revelation of Lost Planet 2 on Monday, Capcom officially announced the action-adventure sequel today, noting that at this point, it's only coming to Xbox 360.

Taking place 10 years after the first Lost Planet, the new entry follows the various snow pirate factions as they battle for control over the once-icy planet. Alongside the single-player mode, a multiplayer campaign will offer four-person cooperative online play.

While the game is only announced for Xbox 360, several factors point to the possibility of an eventual multi-platform release, including the part where Capcom quite clearly swore off platform exclusives for its major releases, and the part where Capcom development head Keiji Inafune just mentioned a multi-platform Lost Planet sequel.

Amusingly, the original Lost Planet, which ended up on PC and PlayStation 3 after its initial Xbox 360 release, was long promoted as an Xbox 360 exclusive. In fact, producer Jun Takeuchi once told GameSpot that porting or developing the first Lost Planet on a system other than the Xbox 360 "would potentially dilute the final product."

While the first Lost Planet was developed with Capcom's internal MT Framework technology, an engine that simplifies cross-platform PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 development, the sequel will be the first game to use the improved MT Framework 2.

Though no release date for Lost Planet 2 has been set, Capcom said that the incorporation of community feedback from the first Lost Planet should result in "a game that both new and returning fans to the series will love."

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    February 25, 2009 8:29 AM

    is the first game worth a try if you can get it for cheap? 360 or PC? were there really bad bugs/control issues with the PC version?

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      February 25, 2009 8:33 AM

      I haven't played the PC version, but I enjoyed the 360 version.

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      February 25, 2009 8:35 AM

      Never played it PC but it was my first Gamefly got and beat. I liked it a lot.

      The Mechs were fun as hell to play and playing as infantry was good. Graphics are amazing on the 360, I remember the PS3 version had really shitty textures. Boss fights at the end of each level were awesome. Minus the final end game boss, the game became entirely different and that fight was uberfrustrating. Also It's lame how at the start of every mission you had the same weapons and energy level every damn time, so each mission, while progressing the story, you still had to reaccumulate a ton of guns and energy, it got really old. Multiplayer was rather bad because it was full of griefers.

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      February 25, 2009 8:41 AM

      The PC version is great. pretty demanding, but looks and plays fantastic. I really hope that they release this on the PC as well.

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      February 25, 2009 8:53 AM

      I had fun playing the 360 version but it has a lot of failings. IMO it's good but not great - the Zero Wing-level engrish story was pretty awesome though.

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      February 25, 2009 9:02 AM

      The PC version-sure why not. I didn't really like the game in general though even after they fixed the controls because the 360's original gamepad controls really weren't comfortable in any mode.

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      February 25, 2009 9:20 AM

      I have the PC version but only played it a bit because I simply have too many games to play. But I remember the controls being better with M+KB and the graphics and sound are easily some of the best on either console or PC. (But the UI is definitely consolized and wasn't fixed for the PC release.) But if you can get it for cheap, I'd say grab the PC version anyway.

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      February 25, 2009 10:08 AM

      it's fun early on, and later on the better mechs are fun, however I never finished it as there are some boring levels towards the end of the game (iirc I stopped at some lava level)

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      February 25, 2009 10:27 AM

      The PC version is not that demanding. Maybe on a 6600GT it is, but an 8800GT will let you max it out np. For $10-$20 it is worth it. It's kind of like Gears of War, but not as good imo.

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      February 25, 2009 12:31 PM

      Fucking hated that game. You could be shot to the ground by missiles and the getting up animation was so slow you could be hit again and again with no chance of getting up to dodge and lose 2/3 of your health in the process.

      Some very frustrating boss battles.

      Pretty game. Utter shite gameplay.

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      February 25, 2009 1:26 PM

      Download the demo from STEAM. I tried it the other month and did didn't like it,. The demo was repetitive and it was a bit too arcade-ish, if that makes sense? Overall it was just meh.

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