Lost Planet 3

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Lost Planet 3

Developer:Spark Unlimited Genre:Action Release Date: Download Games Free Now!

About The Game

Spark Unlimited’s Lost Planet 3 is a prequel to the series, showing players how humanity’s struggle with the Akrid on the surface of planet E.D.N. III came to pass. You’ll play as space miner Jim Peyton, who comes to the desolate, icy planet on a contract that will ensure his family’s financial security back on Earth, which is in the throes of a terrible energy crisis. E.D.N. III contains a vast reserve of thermal energy that is the solution to Earth’s problem, but unfortunately, these energy reserves are located in the bodies of the Akrid, a race of gigantic insects whose heated cores prevent them from freezing to death on their homeworld. Jim Peyton thought he was here to hunt for minerals, but instead he’ll be using his mining tools to battle the Akrid and fight for his survival. Lost Planet 3 will be released on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 sometime in 2013.

Game Features:

  • • Intense battles with giant insects more frightening than anything you saw in Starship Troopers
  • • Lesser technology than anything seen in previous Lost Planet games makes fighting the Akrid more intense than ever
  • • Engage with the Akrid in hand-to-hand combat via “Struggle Mode” (provided they’re small enough) or attack them using your robotic mining suit
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Lost Planet 3 Videos

Lost Planet 3 - E3 Official Trailer

The extreme and unpredictable conditions that characterised the Lost Planet series return, harsher than ever before.

Lost Planet 3 - Gamescom Trailer

See the latest footage of Lost Planet 3 from this year\'s Gamescom Expo.

Lost Planet 3 – Gameplay Trailer

Check out the Lost Planet 3 in this gameplay demo!

Lost Planet 3

Lost Planet 3 Review

By Gus McZeal |

If The Thing got together with Starship Troopers and had an extraterrestrial videogame baby, you’d end up with the Lost Planet series. These games combine hilariously convoluted and nonsensical plots about colossal insects with completely over-the-top action sequences on an icy alien planet—with the exception of Lost Planet 2, which had some jungles and deserts and stuff—which humanity has to conquer using giant robot suits. Capcom has a lot to prove with Lost Planet 3: despite selling well, Lost Planet 2 is widely considered a bug-riddled disaster of a game, and I’m not talking about the oversized creepy-crawlies. Maybe this is why they outsourced the development of Lost Planet 3 to Spark Unlimited.

Lost Planet 3 is a prequel to the previous two games, taking place when the planet E.D.N. III is at its coldest. You’ll be playing as space miner Jim Peyton, a happy-go-lucky family man who comes to E.D.N. III to establish a mining colony, a dangerous job but one that lets him send huge paycheques back to his wife and daughter on Earth. Things aren’t looking so good back on the blue planet, which is facing an energy crisis of epic proportions. This crisis leads humanity to E.D.N. III, an icy planet with immense thermal energy resources with the potential to solve Earth’s problems. But what’s the catch, I hear you ask? The desperately-needed thermal energy (TH-EN) is located in the cores of the Akrid, E.D.N. III’s gigantic insectile inhabitants, who store the energy to keep themselves from freezing to death. Understandably, they’re not so willing to just give it away…

Jim Peyton obviously never heard of Dead Space, because if he had, he’d know that space miners always get screwed, and he’s no exception to this rule. Because Lost Planet 3 is set before the first two games, the technology Jim has to work with is substantially uh, crappier. The soldiers in Lost Planet and Lost Planet 2 had machine suits specifically designed for battling the Akrid. All Jim has is his mining suit, which looks basically like the exosuit cargo-loader Ellen Ripley uses to beat the snot out of the queen in Aliens. This relatively primitive technology does not appear to detract from the gameplay though, or from Jim’s ability to kick Akrid butt.

Recent E3 trailers showcase Jim fighting a scorpion-like Akrid called the Spitter, a “category L” Akrid, which must mean L for large: this thing is pretty big. The Spitter also spits acid, if that wasn’t obvious. Jim initially fights this thing using a shotgun, but he’s so small in comparison that it has little effect even when he’s shooting the Spitter right in its thermal core, a glowing red spot—and apparent evolutionary failure—indicating the creature’s weak point. When his robot suit, or rig, is finally hoisted up to him via chairlift, the tables turn pretty swiftly. Jim picks up the Spitter Akrid by its tail using a specialized claw arm and then burns the crap out of it with a welding tool. This didn’t quite make sense given that the weak spot is a thermal core—shouldn’t this be heat resistant?—but then I remembered the powers of video game logic and ceased to be skeptical. Jim also fights smaller Akrid without using the robotic suits, using a combination of short-ranged weapons like shotguns and knives. The melee combat looks to be particularly dynamic thanks to “Struggle Mode,” which kicks in whenever Jim is pinned by the smaller, but still huge, cousins of Akrid like the Spitter.

Lost Planet 3 is supposed to take a more story-driven approach to gameplay than Lost Planet 2, although this is a pretty easy claim to make given the almost incomprehensible plotline of its shameful predecessor. Jim will discover that—gasp!—his team are not the first people to land on Akrid, and that there is a “dark conspiracy”—shock! horror!—to unravel on E.D.N. III. Lost Planet 3 looks pretty and all, but so did Lost Planet 2, and look at how that game turned out. Hopefully the storyline is more compelling than it sounds, but the gameplay at least looks promising. Lost Planet 3 will be released on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 sometime in 2013.

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