Lost Planet 2 orbiting PCs October 15

Belated port of Capcom's sci-fi shooter to feature Nvidia 3D Vision compatibility and DirectX 11 support for smoke, water effects.

PC gamers will finally get the chance to put down the Akrid infestation once again, as Capcom today confirmed Lost Planet 2 will arrive on computers October 15. The game first launched on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in May.

Just imagine this monster toad tongue in 3D.

It's not uncommon for Capcom's PC game launches to lag behind their console counterparts, but the publisher typically includes a number of enhancements to make up for the delay. The PC edition of Street Fighter IV received different artistic filters for the graphics, while Capcom added Nvidia 3D Vision support for Resident Evil 5. The PC version of Lost Planet 2 will also be getting the 3D Vision treatment, as well as support for DirectX 11, which will be used for new smoke and water effects.

Set 10 years after the original, Lost Planet 2 picks up in the wake of substantial terraforming on EDN III that replaced the frigid tundra with large swaths of lush forests. Its campaign follows the protagonist and three non-player characters through six chapters, each of which features multiple outcomes that hinge on the actions of players.

For more on the title, check out GameSpot's review of the original Lost Planet 2. Gamers interested in seeing how their rigs will cope with the added features can download a gameplay test and benchmark utility available from Nvidia's official Web site.

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44 comments
MetalMan300
MetalMan300

@santinegrete Oops, I knew that it wasn't a FPS. Typoooo haha. But seriously though, I know this game has issues, but its much better than its getting credit for. Its been blasted for being sooo difficult (when its veryyyy easy due to the bad AI, which is really the only legitimate argument against it), for having an indecipherable story (if people dont get the plot to this game, they must have some serious issues), and for having 'annoying' knockback and stopping power (which should actually deserve props for being more realistic then games like CoD where you can sprint head on into machine gun fire and regenerate your life in seconds). People overlooked the balanced shooting, incredible boss battles, pitch perfect graphics, addictive multiplayer, a nice, long, and replayable campaign, and a dramatic soundtrack because some bad reviews don't know how to play a game. Yes the AI is bad, and the voice acting can be cheesy, but those are only minor quibbles when compared to gamebreaking flaws of other releases (modern Warfare 2's rehashed online, poor weapon balancing, crappy, cheesetastic campaign, barely improved graphics, glitches galore, poor map design, etc.). Lost Planet 2 was one of VERY few games that, in my personal opinion, was worth purchasing full priced.

Jato_81
Jato_81

I'm so fkn glad I spent a small fortune on 2 HD4890's 18 months ago So I can play all these games in DX9.. OMFG WTF happend to DX10. Everything is either DX9 or DX11.. Heres an Idea Drop DX9 already let it fkn go and make DX10/DX11 games.. Why the hell drop the DX version that 80% of gamers have the card that support it.

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

The delay is necessary to add the extra stuff I hope and to not to a shoddy port like Saints Row 2 which will go down in the hall of fame as the worst port. So bad that it was in the bargain bin after a month.

PeterTechGuy
PeterTechGuy

I don't care what people said, I'll just have to wait for LP2 review on PC Gamer.

badtaker
badtaker

capcom support for PC is good but they should stop delaying the PC games i hope they announce SSF4 for PC soon

Pete5506
Pete5506

Lets hope it plays better than it did on the consoles

dstv
dstv

if they reduce the length of the animations and fix the buggy gameplay then this may just pass for good ....but if they just ship the sae piece of ......as last time then they shouldnt expect it to sell

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

To be honest this game is one of the highlight games I was waiting to hit the PC, second comes Amnesia the Dark Descent :D

mikewhitejr1001
mikewhitejr1001

Will they do like a revised EXTREME Edition like the first one

GodsPoison
GodsPoison

Am i the only person who actually enjoyed Lost Planet 2? Sure there was no story and Capcom is nickle and diming us at every turn for content that was cut to make sure all versions where equal but hell i thought it was a fun game. Now if only they would stop messing around and give us a proper add on for Akrid hunter mode and some more campaign chapters.

TerrorRizzing
TerrorRizzing

capcom seem to think delaying the pc release will help console sales, all they did was hurt pc sales. Ubisoft seems to think the same thing, but they dont delay nearly as long atleast. I hope all torrent sites disappear, or become so full of viruses nobody uses them.

PcGamingRig
PcGamingRig

i'd forgotten this game even existed lol, there's to many other games in the making for me to care :)

runstalker
runstalker

Ladiesman17 Posted Aug 16, 2010 12:07 pm PT "with 3D Vision I don't need stupid sunglasses like PS3 3Ds.." If you prefer average, static 3D depth and a purple tint over everything, you could use any recent GeForce card with the free 3D Vision 'Discover' software and standard red & blues. This is true. But when you use 3D Vision to its highest potential, it also requires 'stupid sunglasses'--not stupid in the least, actually--for true stereoscopic 3D gaming. Try a tuned-for-3D game like Resident Evil 5 using the real 3D Vision glasses. It impresses. With anaglyph, it's just a muted purple-hazed echo of the 3D effect.

kejigoto
kejigoto

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snake289
snake289

Capcom have a habit of releasing PC ports so damn long after the console versions,Do they really think this will sell seeing as Lost Planet 2 sucked and all?

PresidentDman
PresidentDman

What company thinks its a good idea to release a badly received, low selling part broken game 5 months after it was orginally released on consoles?! Capcom really need to revise thier business stratergies as it just seems like there following an outdated forumula based on past practices.

dRuGGeRnaUt
dRuGGeRnaUt

as of late, capcom is REALLY starting to disappoint me. First it was locking on disc DLC and charging 5-15$ to "unlock" it. Now come the overwhelming tide of remakes/cashins and cheaply, poorly designed garbage. Capcom has been relying on its name for FAR too long.

dRuGGeRnaUt
dRuGGeRnaUt

i think its funny to delay the PC release, especially after the console version gets blasted as being complete garbage.. Its hard to sell console games to pc-elitist anyway, let alone with this baggage

green_dominator
green_dominator

Come on Capcom, seriously just make another Onimusha game and keep on making Resident Evil games. Nobody wants broken games like this.....Lost Planet is lost, just move on to the next thing.....

jmr1986
jmr1986

I just can't believe how Capcom doesn't learn from their own mistakes. Lost Planet 2 has the same problems than it's predecesor but multiplied x10. Excellent stunning graphics combined with stupid AI of human enemies, impossible boss battles and broken controls. PC gamers do yourself a favor and DO NOT BUY THIS!!.

ztron370
ztron370

I can't wait to see what LP2 looks like on my 3 acer h233h monitors.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

I wonder if the CEO of Capcom also enjoys warming his house by stuffing cash in the fireplace. That would be a more sensible expenditure of working capital than this completely brainless idea.

sirk1264
sirk1264

I liked the first one but considering the reviews weren't near as good as the first was disappointing. I'll wait to see if this version is any better but I highly doubt it. Maybe if the game quickly becomes dirt cheap, I'll try it.

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

Didn't this game die horribly on the consoles? Plus, I didn't even like the first one. So, why would I waste my limited hard drive space (3 x 2TB, + 600GB Raptor) on a game like this.

wis3boi
wis3boi

*yawns* What was this game again? :P

firehawk998
firehawk998

@pc gamers do not buy this game. The game is a broken mess not even with DirectX 11, 3D Vision, keyboard and mouse is this game is playable. Buy it only if it supports mods.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

with 3D Vision I don't need stupid sunglasses like PS3 3Ds..

salad10203
salad10203

I have been playing the original on pc lately after a sale. It is great! It is definitely different but it is fun and gorgeous! SUPPORT PC GAMING AND BUY THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!

vadicta
vadicta

And the day comes when the PC becomes a last-ditch effort :P

F-14-D_TOMCAT
F-14-D_TOMCAT

Oct 15 ? Capcom are joking, considering the console versions sucked I don't think pc gamers will buy this. Whats the point of releasing a pc port for a game that got bad reviews, 5 months after console release.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

I hope It's different from consoles version... "The Last Remnant" PC version really great.. but sucks harder on consoles.. :D

sporccoitaliano
sporccoitaliano

sooooooooooooo many games id rather have ported, oh god.

santinegrete
santinegrete

@MetalMan300: it's Third Person Shooter, no 'FPS'. I know what you mean with this game beign mad easy: the AI of human enemies was more joke that I could stand to get this game (I like most shooters a lot, no matter the perspective): That along with other inconsistencies that are easy to see in a gameplay video are the reason of most gamers don't getting this for 40 to 60 bucks. Maybe a sweet deal (a very sweet one indeed) via-download will do. Or maybe it will be enough for those suckers who bench games without playing them XD.

johny300
johny300

The consle versions were not that good,so and didnt sell so good so why have the game on pc?

Doom_HellKnight
Doom_HellKnight

Nothing is going to help that wreck of a game become worth playing. Not even DirectX 11, 3D Vision or the PC's superior controls.

daman246
daman246

games not worth the bucks after u buy and play and youll ask urself what a waste of money i cant believe myself

Rocker6
Rocker6

I hope they make some gameplay improvements over the console versions.Graphics are alredy great.What drags this game down is gameplay full of problems.

VegaThePunishr
VegaThePunishr

This is a great game. Don't believe the naysayers. It's one of the best third person shooters you will ever play. Especially multiplayer.

MetalMan300
MetalMan300

Honestly this game is EXTREMELY underrated. Oneof my favorite FPS's in years, which got blasted because it was too hard, even though it was mad easy. THe WHOLE train level was a freaking joke.

gbrading
gbrading moderator

Not entirely sure why this has happened: It wasn't really as though Lost Planet 2 was a major success. Not strictly necessary, since I suspect that any PC gamers who were avid Lost Planet fans had already played it.

pelvist
pelvist

They will blame piracy for poor sales you watch. It will have nothing to do with the fact that they released it late, everyones already played it on consoles and the poor reviews it got.

Terrajuta
Terrajuta

Game's not worth it to be ported to pc.

chicken32
chicken32

sweeet. Thought this might be cancelled due to the lower than expected sales but still, personally, great (1.5 million units). And like that Capcom is still embracing the PC with the addition of tech like the 3D and DX11 (even though it might be not noticeable). Keep it going!!!