Perpare to bundle up, the Lost Planet series is bringing back the ice and snow of the original game in Lost Planet 3. Announced as part of Capcom’s Captivate 2012 event, Lost Planet 3 is being developed by Spark Unlimited and will be available for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 in early 2013.
The game will put players in the giant metal boots of Jim, “a utility rig pilot who has left Earth to take on a hazardous, but lucrative, contract on E.D.N. III.” Like the first two games, most of Lost Planet 3 will take place in third-person on-foot battles against the alien Akrid, but players will also climb aboard Jim’s utility rig for some first-person action.
Lost Planet 3 will dump the proprietary MT Framework engine that powered the first two games. Instead, Spark has opted for an Unreal Engine 3 environment. This new engine will also power a new set of multiplayer modes, which will be revealed at a later date.