Lost Planet establishes Colonies on 360, PC

Enhanced version of Capcom's shooter adds range of new single-player, multiplayer modes, in-game items, cross-platform play; available May 27 for $29.99.

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Following the release of Ninja Gaiden on the Xbox in 2004, Tecmo's Team Ninja gave gamers who were eager for more of Ryu Hayabusa's gory ninjitsu two redux versions of the game: Ninja Gaiden Black in 2005 and Ninja Gaiden Sigma in 2007. It now appears that Capcom will be following a similar tack with Lost Planet: Extreme Condition. After an enhanced PlayStation 3 version of Lost Planet came out a few short weeks ago, Capcom announced today that the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the game would themselves be revisited in the long-rumored Lost Planet: Colonies.

It's a baby! It's just a baby!
It's a baby! It's just a baby!

Although Colonies is a redux of the original game and has been marked down to a budget $29.99 price point, Capcom has loaded it with new content not found in the PS3 edition. The single-player campaign will benefit from three new modes: score attack, which assigns point totals to destructible objects and enemies; trial battle mode, which focuses exclusively on the game's boss battles; and off-limit mode, which lets players go buck wild with supercharged weapons, limitless ammo, and increased movement speed.

The most substantive changes will be made to the multiplayer portion of the game, and Capcom is promising cross-platform play between the PC and Xbox 360 versions of Colonies. Multiplayer will benefit from six new gametypes, four extra maps, and eight new weapons. The online experience will also offer players new choices for their online personas, with a quartet of new playable characters and five new character models being added to the game.

Lost Planet: Colonies will become habitable on May 27. For a more detailed rundown on the new content being added to the Lost Planet arctic wonderland, check out GameSpot's just-minted preview.

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