By way of Famitsu comes word of EX Troopers, a 3DS and PS3 spinoff to Lost Planet. The game will take place on a school academy and feature the fight between pirates and Akrid aliens.
Capcom hopes gamers will see it as a new title rather than a spinoff. It will have an anime look to it, and is being produced by Shintaro Kojima, a Monster Hunter veteran.
Development on the game is three-fifths done. No release date is known yet, though it will be present in playable form at a Capcom event next month in Japan.
In related news, Lost Planet 3 is due out for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 early next year.
Though it isn’t confirmed yet, TGMOnline, by way of Halifax, the Italian distributor for Capcom, reports that a PC version of Dead Rising is in the making, as well as an expansion to Lost Planet dubbed Colonies.
Capcom is yet to comment on the rumor.
A playable demo for Spider-Man: Friend or Foe is now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace, offering a sample of the Tokyo Rooftops level with Green Goblin or Venom. There is also a boss battle with Doc Ock in the Tokyo Secret Labs level. Additionally, those who play the demo will be rewarded with an unlockable sidekick cheat code for the final game. Besides the above demo, Xbox 360 has also received samples of Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights and FIFA 08.
On the PC side of things, a new pair of updated Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions demos are available, one for DX10 and the other for DX9, offering the same set of levbels. Grab the DX9 version from ComputerGames.Ro and Gamer’s Hell, and the DX10 version from ComputerGames.Ro and Gamer’s Hell.
Today will mark the release of an update for the Xbox 360 version of Lost Planet. This extensive network update will optimize the online gameplay experience. Details below:
On Thursday, August 30th, a network update will be implemented where players will be able to select from three different connection types when creating an online match. By allowing players to select the best connection type for their environment, the patch aims to improve the game’s connectivity for any players that have had previous problems.
There are 3 connection types. Players should choose the option that suits their configurations:
This is the standard setting regardless of upload speed.
This is more suitable when your upload speed is fast. Try this if your connection is unstable with Default.
This is more suitable when your upload speed is slow and your connection is not stable with Default. Try this if your connection is unstable with Default.
After the update is released, you may experience some problems if you join a multiplayer match where players who have installed the patch and those who haven’t are participating. The expected problems are as follows:
– Glitches with screen text
– The game stops progressing at certain screen.
– Disconnection (disbanded mission, etc)
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Capcom has announced that it will release new features and a multiplayer map pack for Lost Planet PC tomorrow. It will feature new playable characters, including Frank West of Dead Rising and Megaman, along with an over the should view and a wide view. The multiplayer mode will also be updated and a movie mode will be added to watch the cut-scenes. As for the map pack, it will include four levels: Radar Field, Island 902, Hive Complex and Trial Point.
The company also mentioned that these maps will be available for free on Xbox Live Marketplace for the console version of the game. There will also be a new patch addressing connectivity issues for Xbox 360 players by the end of this month.
Capcom proudly announced that the single and multiplayer demos of Lost Planet have been downloaded over one million times by the Xbox community since its release on November 23. Xbox Live users across the globe have spent nearly 300,000 hours in the demos.
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition will be released exclusively for the Xbox 360 next month and will come in two editions: regular and limited. The limited edition of the game will come packaged in a custom designed SteelBook case featuring exclusive cover art, an art book with exclusive concept art and lots of multimedia content; those who purchase the Limited Edition will also receive exclusive access to an additional multiplayer map for several months before it is made available to the public in Summer 2007.
An open letter from the Lost Planet team has been making the rounds lately, offering word straight from the horse’s mouth that they are taking everyone’s suggestions into consideration and improving the game as necessary. It’s a long (and in-depth) letter, but some of the major points include improved multiplayer, navigation changes, replay changes, and more.
Hit the jump for the full letter.
Following on the footsteps of its success on Xbox 360 with Dead Rising, Capcom will run an aggressive ad campaign for Lost Planet, its upcoming flagship title for the Microsoft console. The company revealed that from December 4 to December 31, it will show a 60-second trailer of the game on NBC’s 3,000 square foot HDTV in Times Square, New York City. During its run, the ad is hoped to make 40 million impressions.
Lost Planet will be released exclusively for Xbox 360 on January 12. Interested gamers can check out the single and multiplayer demos on Xbox Live Marketplace.
Capcom’s Lost Planet has been looking good since day one, and has also been an Xbox 360 exclusive. But that may be changed: speaking to 1Up, Jun Takeuchi, game producer, indicated that the game may make its way to the PS3 in the near future.
“We will try to keep it as a 360 exclusive,” he explained. “But, from the company’s point of view, when you think about the business, in the future it’s something [port the game to PS3] we might have to do.” This reflects the Xbox 360’s status in Japan, where it has had to fight an uphill battle from the launch day. It can also be noted that two high-profile Gamecube exclusives – Killer7 and Resident Evil 4 – were later ported to the PS2.
This year’s Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, will be host to the global debut for the multiplayer mode of Lost Planet, Capcom’s next-gen action shooter for the Xbox 360. Visitors to the event will be able to partake in four vs. four team battles, struggling against opponents as well as the harsh icy weather in the game. The event will showcase just one of the numerous multiplayer maps and modes that will be available in Lost Planet when it’s released in early 2007.