April 10, 2012 by Paul Curtin
Many fans of the original Lost Planet were upset with the amount of big changes made in the sequel. Capcom shifted the focus of their unique singleplayer experience on a frozen post-global warming planet to a squad-based shooter on the same planet where the snow had since melted to reveal a tropical environment. Despite its flaws and very poor storytelling elements, Lost Planet 2‘s solid shooter mechanics and new system that allowed friends to easily play cooperatively online together and take down massive monsters made us enjoy it even more than the original.
But Capcom isn’t done with the series, and today they announced that Lost Planet 3 is in full development by a new developer, Spark Unlimited, who will be introducing even more changes. This time however, it looks like the changes will please fans of the original with Spark bringing the series back to the ice age. LP3‘s plot looks to offer a far more compelling singleplayer experience than either of the previous two games with a story revolving around a more memorable lead character and set ten years before the events of the first game on E.D.N. III.
Capcom has also said that there will be a number of multiplayer modes, but no word on whether any of Lost Planet 2‘s online co-op features will be used in the third game. Lost Planet 3 is set for release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in early 2013.