Lost Planet 2 moved up a week

Capcom to launch sci-fi shooter sequel on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 May 11, PC version slated for fall; new multiplayer demo coming next month.

Lost Planet 2 was originally expected to launch before the end of March, but the publisher pushed it back to May 18 in order to avoid an unusually potent assortment of high-profile competition. Since that time, Capcom has seen publisher after publisher announce their potential blockbusters to launch on the same day. First Alan Wake was slated for May 18, then Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and Split/Second, and finally Red Dead Redemption.

Terraforming a planet can have adverse side effects on the local wildlife.

Capcom has apparently seen enough, because today the publisher moved Lost Planet 2's launch date up a week to May 11. It also gave the PC version of the game a release window, saying that it would follow the console editions onto shelves this fall.

To whet players' appetites for the game, Capcom also announced that it will release a new multiplayer demo of the game on the Xbox 360 April 21 and on the PlayStation Network April 22. The 16-player versus mode demo will include a single map, as well as chat support and stat tracking features.

Lost Planet 2 is set 10 years after the original, following substantial terraforming on EDN III 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.

For more on Lost Planet 2, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

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134 comments
Blu-Fan-Boy
Blu-Fan-Boy

@Jhoalot thanks good to know think i might give this a rental though everyone is saying its a bit poo

Ottozero
Ottozero

I'm looking forward to this game. But what are the System Requirements for the PC version... oh and I want it on Steam Please CapCom!!

deathcon4
deathcon4

Melty your an idiot. Lost Planet was an Xbox Classic and not to mention it and deadrising sold quite a few units. Go play your very basic shooting game Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. Notice how you die a second or so sooner than others... Notice how terrible the online connection filter is. Japanese Devs have made the more smoother online console games which are not based on how bad your connection is. Ace Combat... Lost Planet. Two short examples of great games with no lag online what so ever.

melty3219
melty3219

it will probably suck like the first one... Japanese devs should stop trying to make shooters and leave it to the professionals (Bungie,IW, DICE etc) and go back to making their boring as hell generic JRPGs with the same lame story where X must save the kingdom of Y from "great evil" -.-

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

I hope the PS3 version of the game will be improve to be identical to 360 version unlike the first game.

IrshDrkWlf
IrshDrkWlf

I had played both the 360 and PS3 versions of the 1st game and found it ran much smoother on the PS3. The first is definitely a game worth playing through, as the story is very good. The snow does slow the character down a lot more than say the lush jungle of LP2's first demo. From what I have seen there is no huge connection to LP1 other than the planet and creatures. It would be good to at least meet the original characters in LP2.

Psycold
Psycold

@pip_boy_3000 - I've never liked snow levels much myself, one reason is because they take much more rendering power and usually drop your FPS in most games. This is especially true in Bad Company 2 and Crysis.

wonzan
wonzan

Demos are like foreplay. They tease the fans and arouse their interest, hence ensuing the later gushing of cash from their trouser pockets to buy the game.

evratto
evratto

he first one was good enough to buy this one.

pip_boy_3000
pip_boy_3000

I never played the first one, but it looked interesting (even though I don't usually like snowy levels in games)

M3ran
M3ran

erm lets see,i havnt played the first one?do you thnk they are gonna be releated to each other?plus how was the first one any way?

monson21502
monson21502

only game ied buy before lost planet 2 on that list would be red dead redemption. so it might sell well. alan wake looks good but im not buying a game with no replay value other then play the single player over and over.

anthonycg
anthonycg

Well it could've been worse like erm *cough* GRAN TURISMO *cough*....

oKiRe
oKiRe

If anything they should move it up a couple more weeks, because everyones going to be playing Halo Reach bata.

deawsomekurt
deawsomekurt

Why work on 500 demos when you can please your fans by just relesing the damn game.

thorughfire
thorughfire

@cjasko94 They were alright,None to really go OMFG THIS GUY IS AWSOME! but they were likeable characters. Its a smart move to move up a week because that means more sales and more sales equals more money and more money equals Lost Planet 2! I may consider picking up the Platinum Hits edition of Lost Planet,I just bought Mass Effect:Platinum Hits Edition and it was sick,I cant wait to pick up Mass Effect 2.

deawsomekurt
deawsomekurt

Screw this for 1 this should have come out in Feburary and 2 im going to be playing reach beta when this comes out.

GeneralArrow
GeneralArrow

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cjasko94
cjasko94

People acting like Gears of War Characters are good! lol

thrasher510
thrasher510

@ kenken2g you completely forgot God of War III, still make the gamers happy and release the game, unless they are gonna make it better.

chrispicard
chrispicard

@oKiRe Well either they're being very generous selling the game so cheap, or it's part of a plan to sell us half a game and then spam us with DLC. If so, i'll make do with Prince of Persia, Alan Wake, Split Second or Blur, Alpha Protocol and Red Dead Redeption this summer.

Maddriver818
Maddriver818

I heard that LP2 will have splitscreen coop, that will be fun cause me and my friends love playing that. Does any one know if it will hav splitscreen vs?

Vaultboy-101
Vaultboy-101

Do any companys ever push a game closer?

Jhoalot
Jhoalot

@Blu-Fan-Boy They will stay exclusive to Xbox 360

Blu-Fan-Boy
Blu-Fan-Boy

I own a Xbox 360 i was just wondering if the Gears of War character will stay exclusive to the Xbox 360 version and not to jump fence to PlayStation 3 ? can anyone confirm this?

oKiRe
oKiRe

@chrispicard From what Capcom has done in the past with similar games, I do not doubt that you will see another Lost Planet 2 released a year from now with extra content. However, I was just relaying info from Capcom's forums, that nothing from this game will be cut from what the PS3 version will have.

Castlevania
Castlevania

NEW DEMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank Jesus!!! Its gonna rock my chest hair off!!!!

spiderman120988
spiderman120988

I'll wait for the PC version for this one. The first LP was visually impressive and this looks to be the same. Hopefully we get some nice Dx10 or 11 effects!

chrispicard
chrispicard

@oKiRe why is the game listed as costing only £30 if nothing was cut? are we not getting a complete game? are capcom planning on charging us for the first half of the game then charging us again and again for multiple DLC packs containing the rest of the games missions?... i was gunna buy this day one, but i'll wait to see whats actually on the £30 disk and see if it's all just a way to scam more money out of us. i'd rather pay £40 and have 4 full game disks. I am VERY suspisious after what i've heard so far, if i'm right then i won't be buying any more capcom games, plenty of competition, as the article above points out, that are all selling full games.

kenken2g
kenken2g

So Splinter Cell, Just Cause 2, and Super Street Fighter 4? What else is a "big title" that's coming out from now until then? Oh well, still we get another demo. Cheers... hope the game is coming along well

wonzan
wonzan

suppose this is good news. But a week isn't really THAT much is it? Is news like this worthy of being on the top of the pile? regardless......

GeneralShowzer
GeneralShowzer

I don't know why PC gamers have to wait that long...But hey RE5 was awesome on PC, so perhaps Lost Planet 2 will be worth the wait too.

psn8214
psn8214

I expect the PC version will have a number of nice graphical features.

zidan4000
zidan4000

no multiplayer demo for pc? that sux

fps_d0minat0r
fps_d0minat0r

so what about their fight with DVD......is the game going to be multidisk or did they just cut it out?

valensim
valensim

one of the best games of Capcom

maverick_76
maverick_76

I never played the first one but I remember when I first saw the advertisement for LP I was speechless. I looked so awesome, but then I saw the actual game and was a little disappointed. I'm looking forward to this to see if Capcom will rest on their laurels like they did with RE5 or will they advance the game like they when RE4 came out. We will see I guess.

MrNib
MrNib

Yeah pc version!

seanizl
seanizl

i'm guessing its not so much as them rushing the game out, but getting a good release date to avoid other big titles, as specified in the article... but i would hope the finished product is as good as it should be. demo was pretty fun especially with 3 other friends playing

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

@bouddajay, yeah. The first one was a co-op demo. Now we are seeing the multiplayer demo.

bouddajay
bouddajay

Isn't this going to be the 2nd MP demo?

-Raiden-
-Raiden-

looking forward to this game:)