Capcom have announced Lost Planet 3, but being on the Unreal Engine 3, is it just going to be like a trillion other generic shooters?
Capcom has officially announced that Lost Planet 3 is set to return on PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2013 and will return players to planet EDN III. The game introduces Jim, a contractor who has left Earth to obtain samples of Thermal Energy on EDN III for Neo-Venus Construction (NEVEC).
Jim visits the Coronis base on EDN III and soon sets out on a mission to find a natural source of Thermal Energy using a utility rig. “Acting as a home away from home and boasting an array of tools that can assist Jim on the field, the utility rig provides Jim’s safety and is essential for not only his contract work but also his protection against the ever-changing climate, ” state Capcom.
Lost Planet 3 will feature first-person combat while playing in the rig and third-person combat on foot. The game will be powered by Unreal Engine 3 instead of the MT Framework engine that powered past Lost Planet titles. The game is in development bySpark Unlimited, who previously developed Legendary and Turning Point: Fall of Liberty.