Lost Planet multiplayer demo heads to XBL

Capcom flier in Gears of War copies indicates new trial version of upcoming sci-fi shooter will appear on the Marketplace.

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Gamers who picked up Epic Games' long-awaited futuristic shooter Gears of War yesterday might have been too eager to try out the curbstomp move on their friends to notice an advertisement for Capcom's Lost Planet: Extreme Condition in the package. The flier encourages gamers to "Check Out Xbox Live Marketplace For New Multiplayer Demo!"

But even if Gears of War owners noticed the flier and dutifully obeyed its command, they would have found no such demo on the Marketplace. As for when it would arrive, a Capcom representative told GameSpot, "We will be announcing more details on the multiplayer demo shortly, so please stay tuned."

Capcom first showed off the game's multiplayer with a demo at Leipzig Games Convention in July. That version of the demo featured four-on-four battles in one multiplayer game mode on a single map.

Lost Planet is rated T for Teen and is expected to ship to North American retailers in January 2007. For more information on the game, check out GameSpot's latest hands-on impressions.

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