London xxx, 2006 - Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that its episodic sci-fi action shooter, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, has again received top honours when it was recently awarded Best Xbox 360 Game at this year's Leipzig Games Convention held on August 24-27. Voted upon by a panel of distinguished judges consisting of influential journalists from across Germany, Lost Planet surpassed the other nominations with the enormous interest generated by the debut of its multiplayer modes at the show.
Leipzig Games Convention was chosen by Capcom as the perfect venue to debut Lost Planet's multiplayer mode and many gamers from across Germany eagerly waited to experience the intense and frenetic combat the game has to offer.
Hiroshi Tobisawa, President of Capcom Europe commented: "With more than 180,000 people in attendance, the Leipzig Games Convention provided a great opportunity for gamers to experience Lost Planet's gripping single player campaign and multiplayer modes. We are extremely pleased to have won the Best Xbox 360 Game award as it is a testament to its unrivalled gameplay experience."
In Lost Planet, human snow pirates navigate VS (Vital Suits) through unforgiving arctic environments, fighting against the indigenous Akrid creatures for the precious thermal energy they need to survive. For one such pilot named Wayne, death almost seemed imminent until he was fortunately rescued. However, he can only remember a few fragments of his past including the slaying of his father by these enigmatic menaces. Yet under the shroud of ice, a devious plot has been set into motion by the Neo Venus Construction Corporation (NEVEC). What really happened to Wayne and how will his destiny become intertwined with NEVEC's plans? Encounter valuable allies and dangerous enemies on Wayne's search for the truth when Lost Planet is released in Q1 2007.
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