'Lost Planet 3' Gets Dated Along With New Story Trailer

Winter won't quite be over come spring as "Lost Planet 3" gets a June 25th (right, technically summer) release. As a bonus, Capcom graciously releases an updated story trailer to get you up to speed on what's heating up on the ice-ball of a planet of E.D.N. III.

They say third time's the charm and I'm betting Capcom is hoping for a resurgence in interest with the somewhat flakey "Lost Planet" series. While the first entry had a mixed feeling of survival shoot'em up, with a the constantly ticking clock for precious thermal energy along with plenty of arcadey on foot and mech combat; the second darted in an almost completely direction with a strong focus on co-op, leaving fans a bit bewildered. For what it's worth, Capcom is returning the third game beyond its roots in a prequel as players fill the snowshoes of Jim Peyton, or rather Wayne's dad from the LP1.

The set up is pretty straight forward. Jimmy is an intrepid NEVEC employee hoping to support his family by striking it rich with a little bit of dangerous work. While out surveying in the frozen wasteland, he encounters the insectoid Akrid. Soon enough, all hell breaks loose, a mysterious not-so-abandoned facility is discovered, and Jim's neck deep in Snow Pirates. Guess you'll just have to play to find out what happens next but I'm betting that Snow Pirate heiress(?), Mira, is gonna help you get of a jam or two.

Par for the course, you can pre-order for a slurry of in-game bonuses. There's even a guest appearance from Resident Evil's own Hunk or as I call him, Capcom's answer to Boba Fett.

From Capcom Unity

Freedom Fighter Pack (Gamestop + EB Games)

Grace Peyton — The woman behind the man. Beautiful but also tough and resilient, Grace keeps the family together whilst the earth falls into chaos and Jim is working millions of miles from home.

Phil Braddock — Braddock is the head of the NEVEC crew and runs the operations at Coronis base on E.D.N. III. He stays calm despite the extreme pressures of the mission and keeps his team focused.

Jenette Diaz, the Lost Contractor — Jim's predecessor and an accomplished utility rig pilot who joined the Coronis crew on their maiden voyage to E.D.N. III. She mysteriously went missing a year and a half into their mission.

LP1 Gale Holden — Returning in his Lost Planet 1 look, Gale is the father of the main character of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition and a pivotal character in the Lost Planet universe.

Bonus character: HUNK - From the world of Resident Evil, HUNK is Umbrella Corporation's most trusted hit man and leader of the Umbrella Security Service's Alpha Team. If anyone can survive the brutally inhospitable conditions of E.D.N.III, he can.

Rig Upgrades:

Pressurized Claw — Using a bank of hydraulic actuators it increases your utility rig's claw strength and crushing power by 25%.

Tungsten Carbide Drill — It has an ultimate tensile strength nearly twice that of a standard issue utility rig drill. It delivers 25% more damage to Akrid enemies.

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Punisher Pack (Amazon)

Incinerator (Particle Thrower Variant) — This improved version delivers greater range and damage than its predecessor, but with less accuracy and a tendency to overheat rapidly.  The particle beam can set targets on fire.

NEVEC Punisher (Pulse Rifle) — A NEVEC military division pulse rifle that sends out bursts of fire at an extremely fast pace.

Spit-Fire (Grenade Launcher Variant) — This modified grenade launcher shoots out Fire Wasp “projectiles” instead of grenades as its default ammo type.  These also cause splash damage on impact.

Rig Upgrades:

Pressurized Claw — Using a bank of hydraulic actuators it increases your utility rig's claw strength and crushing power by 25%.

Tungsten Carbide Drill — It has an ultimate tensile strength nearly twice that of a standard issue utility rig drill. It delivers 25% more damage to Akrid enemies.

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Assault Pack (Best-Buy)

Assault Shotgun  — A NEVEC specialized version of  the normal Shotgun, this prototype weapon has semi-automatic fire allowing for a faster delivery of damage.

Customized Pneumatic Injector Gun — An improved variant of the Pneumatic Injector Gun.  Although it features a slower rate of fire and requires more frequent reloads, it does more damage per bullet.

Destructeur (LaRoche’s Assault Rifle) — Variant of the Assault Rifle that has a slower rate of fire but does more damage than the standard NEVEC-issued version.

Rig Upgrades:

Pressurized Claw — Using a bank of hydraulic actuators it increases your utility rig's claw strength and crushing power by 25%.

Tungsten Carbide Drill — It has an ultimate tensile strength nearly twice that of a standard issue utility rig drill. It delivers 25% more damage to Akrid enemies.

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