Lost Planet 2 landing May 18, to have Gears of War character skins

[UPDATE] Sequel to Capcom's popular sci-fi action-adventure will launch simultaneously in US and EU on PS3 and Xbox 360; new trailer shows Marcus Fenix and Dominic making surprise appearance on EDN III.

As part of a flurry of announcements stemming from a Tokyo press event, Capcom has finally dated Lost Planet 2. The sci-fi action sequel will launch on May 18 in North America and Europe on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and will be rated T for Teen in the US and Canada. The announcement made no mention of a PC version of the game.

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First released as a timed exclusive for the Xbox 360 in 2007, the original Lost Planet: Extreme Condition was a huge hit, eventually selling more than 2.3 million copies including the later PS3 and PC versions. It followed a rogue snow pirate fighting an evil megacorporation and battling arachnid-like monsters on the frozen world of EDN III.

Lost Planet 2 is set 10 years later, after EDN III underwent substantial terraforming that replaced the frigid tundra with large swaths of lush forests. Its campaign will follow the protagonist and three non-player characters through six chapters, each of which will have multiple outcomes that hinge on players' actions.

Gameplay-wise, Lost Planet will have an extensive multiplayer component, including four-player co-op during the main campaign. Like the original, it will also emphasize boss battles, with Capcom declaring opponents will be larger and more destructive than those in the original game. To battle them and other foes, players will once again be able to use a variety of flying and armored vital suits, as well as new guns and other items.

[UPDATE] Along with the date announcement, Capcom revealed that some iconic characters from a major game franchise will be making cameos in Lost Planet 2. In a trailer that appeared on Xbox Live last night (see below), Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago from the Gears of War games offer backup to two members of Lost Planet 2's four-person squad.

When asked if Gears of War characters will be included from the outset or be part of a DLC pack, Capcom would only give the following statement: "Capcom has collaborated with the Gears of War team to create customizable skins for Lost Planet 2." Also, given the Gears games' Xbox 360 exclusivity, don't expect Dom and Marcus to appear in the PS3 version of Lost Planet 2.

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drknessfeeds
drknessfeeds

Wonder if they will have any more characters from Resident Evil, Leon and or Chris would be cool. Can't forget Clair or Jill either.

Shadow_Fire41
Shadow_Fire41

@Amz1217 uh, Benjamin mentioned he had 3 brothers, thats 4 carmine brothers, making only 2 dead, leaving 2 for the 3rd game, he also said they all enlisted in the COGS. so no, they aren't all dead, only 2 of them are.

ragingdemon_76
ragingdemon_76

Gears is a great franchise and lost planet is not the greatest of Capcom s franchises. I guess they are trying to boost an average game. I love Capcom but please don t ruin a good thing. I mean Gears don t ruin my Gears. More Gears of war titles not guest appearances. Peace.

laofuzi300
laofuzi300

They will have chinsaw gun or just skin. Also they should do something like this with PS3 Version.

jwzy13
jwzy13

hopefully they did something to the controls

Alex_09
Alex_09

I found the first too arcadish but I'll look into this one. Army of Two 40th Day is great, and I really didn't enjoy the first one.

mouthforbathory
mouthforbathory

Well a PC version is pretty much guaranteed to come out at some point. Hell the first builds of the game previewed to press were running on PCs........and considering (AFAIK) the PC version of Lost Planet was a success critically and in sales, there's no reason not to release it for PC!

Castlevania
Castlevania

I think this is an excellent idea. everyone who says they are just trying to get more sales all i have to say is 'obviously!'. But to say they need more sales because the last game was horrible???...um u might want to check some numbers on sales u might have missed couple zeros... sh*t Lost Planet Colonies is still being played even though its an elite crowd and noobs that just want to boost for the characters..but... this game is going to be off the chain...customize ur own guy/equipment/taunt.. secret characters or dlc i guess (gears/wesker) and 4 player copo with a huge story..man..and we i didnt even include the revamped multiplayer!...

KrayzieJay
KrayzieJay

I hope this is one of those games that blows it's predecessor out the freakin' water...

30NIGHTCRAWLER3
30NIGHTCRAWLER3

Gears Of War in Lost Planet 2 also in the PS3s version... because than it would have show the XBOX 360 thing at the end

wraithbladeuk
wraithbladeuk

I thought the first Lost Planet was terrible... I borrowed it for like 1 night, played it as much as i could stomach (about 4 hours) waiting for it to get good but couldn't find any merit to it. I really hope they pick up the pace a bit with the sequal as it's a great concept.

TXMostWanted
TXMostWanted

So whose in the PS3 version?...oh wait, as usual, probably no one...

shaun_ofda_dead
shaun_ofda_dead

this is just a cheap marketing tactic to get people to buy a lackluster game. dont be a sucka folks.

vf21x
vf21x

The Gears franchise is so last year!!

focus0894
focus0894

Add Cole and General RAAM, then we're talkin'. Who doesn't want to see General RAAM murdering a giant bug?

payne6705
payne6705

Even though I really like the idea of other characters from other games (and gaming companies) appearing in different games we all know why Dom and Marcus (and wesker) are in the game....because the game sucks we all played the demo and it ruined any if all hype for the game the controls still suck and the co-op is horrible and the game didn't feel right and trust me I know for a fact they didn't change that much from when the demo launched till now...sighh but hopefully there will be more video game cross overs in the future

Fandango_Letho
Fandango_Letho

Lost Planet 1 was fun. But part 2 is being streamlined into a multiplayer game, sigh. Well see how it turns out.

D00nut
D00nut

So where's a spartan when you need one?

Amz1217
Amz1217

@Shadow_Fire41 I thought the Carmine brothers died in gears 2.....they mentioned Anthony Carmine's death and the rookie Benjamin got killed in the worm

hrah
hrah

wow cool

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

Looks like the XBox version is the version to get 9_9.

Shadow_Fire41
Shadow_Fire41

.........awesome, heres to hoping for the Cole train and the Carmine brothers as well.

player_leo
player_leo

I guess Lost Planet and Gear of War take place in the same universe, same solar system at the same time. I wonder who's tougher, the GoW2 guys or the LostPlanet2 guys.

kartik24
kartik24

huh .... wats the gears of war guy doing here?????nice:))))))))

XenoLair
XenoLair

I have to try out the demo, but I always wanted to play the 1st one. Looks like this one will be better so a pre order is possible :)

rattle618
rattle618

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MATTHEW820
MATTHEW820

Weird how they chose Marcus and dom, cool though and it would look a whole hell of a lot better than putting some of their other capcom characters like Ryu or Viewtiful Joe

cejay0813
cejay0813

Maybe there will be a never before seen trailer of Gears 3 with the game. Either way, I'm buying this

evratto
evratto

ratchet and clank in the ps3 version?

AzelKosMos
AzelKosMos

Got it pre ordered. I really enjoyed the first and the demo looks like they have improved upon the mechanics to make it more like a sci fi monster hunter in some ways :)

AncientDozer
AncientDozer

Does this mean there'll be more cameos? Hell if I know. I don't even know what sparked this corporation between Capcom and Epic. It's unusual but interesting.

Atheno
Atheno

Gamers still fighting with each other..ahh fanboys.

CrackerMcGee
CrackerMcGee

Will we see Mario and Luigi armed with turtle shells? The Battle Toads?

tinytoe007
tinytoe007

u ps3 gamers cant touch this nah nah nah nah cant touch this

XenoNative
XenoNative

im already getting this strictly because of the co-op online play. i hope they dont stop with the list of guest appearences. would like to see some ps3 skins like the helgast from killzone2 or snake from mgs.

x-wing20
x-wing20

well first Wesker and now Dom and Marcus who knows who else will join the battle now

Doolum
Doolum

lets see the review first,then i shall deide

H0rr0rG4m3r
H0rr0rG4m3r

That looks awesome lol, but why no Lancers??

jagfan44
jagfan44

Never been interested in lost planet, but when you mention the great Marcus fenix and Dom santiago making an appearence than i may have to check this out. Although I'd much rather see the characters in Gears of War 3.

thephenomtait
thephenomtait

That was EPIC. get it cuz epic makes Gears Of War

lamprey263
lamprey263

they're probably focusing on the X360 content because the X360 version sold just over 1.8 million copies alone, while the PS3 version sold just under half a million

nukeforbinladen
nukeforbinladen

isn't Uncharted2 doing this sort of thing with the resistance, infamous, and killzone characters?

SibirskiyTigr
SibirskiyTigr

@FaintRain they just made an appearance in this game, I hope its not gonna be that they show them, then be like "well you not gonna play as them" thats like having Batman movie, and when you come, they show Barnie lol

MrPwnzer
MrPwnzer

So if the 360 gets Dom and Marcus, will the PS3 get Nathan Drake and Cole McGrath? pretty awesome to throw in Gears of War characters into Lost Planet 2.