Time to Return to EDN III – Lost Planet 2 is Out Today (W/Video)

Posted by at 12:10 am on May 11, 2010

The wait is finally over – Lost Planet 2 arrives in stores Today!   I have been waiting to for this game to hit the street since getting to play it at the Capcom suite during CES back in January.

For those who don’t know, Lost Planet 2 is a third-person shooter sequel to Lost Planet: Extreme Condition. It takes place ten years after the events of the first game, on the same fictional planet, which warmed up and is no longer a snow world. There are even more pirate factions are fighting for territory. Meanwhile, military organization NEVEC has plans to exploit the massive Cat-G Akrid that have begun to appear for their valuable thermal energy, even if their goals destroy the planet in the process.

Lost Planet 2 features a campaign playable in both online four-player co-operative mode and two-player splitscreen, plus 16-player online multiplayer. In every game mode, Lost Planet 2 allows players to customize their unique characters with upgradable weapons, abilities, taunts, and character parts.

Also offered today via XBOX Live and PlayStation Network is the first piece of downloadable content for Lost Planet 2 with Map Pack #1 available for 400 Microsoft Points or $4.99 on PSN. Featuring two new maps for the online multiplayer, Helix and Back to the Island, Map Pack #1 was originally offered as a pre-order item but is now available to all.

Price and Rating

The game lists for $59.99 fro Xbox 360, PS 3 and PC.   It has an ESRB rating of T for Teen. ESRB Content Descriptors: Animated Blood, Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence.

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