SAN MATEO, Calif. - October 17, 2007 - Capcom® Entertainment, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, the riveting sci-fi action shooter, is in development for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and is scheduled to hit in early 2008.
Combining a gripping single player campaign and intense multiplayer modes with support for up to 16 players online, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition is an epic gaming masterpiece. Enormous world maps unfold as players battle hostile creatures in blistering weather conditions across vast snow fields and blazing volcanic areas either on foot or in armed, robotic Vital Suits.
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition for the PLAYSTATION®3 system will release with a number of specific features not previously available in retail editions of the console version. These include 16 diverse multiplayer maps right out of the box and additional playable characters each with their own unique abilities.
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition for the PLAYSTATION®3 system includes the following features -
Frenetic action - Lost Planet is a fast-paced third-person shooter with all the depth, intrigue and intensity of a science fiction classic.
Connect to gamers around the world via PLAYSTATION®Network and participate in a variety of cooperative and versus battles with up to 16 players:
o Elimination - It's every snow pirate for themselves in this death match mode where the victorious are rewarded for the most points earned.
o Team Elimination - You're only as good as your teammates so strategy and cooperation is key in eliminating the opposing side.
o Post Grab - Teams are tasked with capturing and holding as many Posts as possible.
o Fugitive - One player is assigned as the "Fugitive", and he or she will earn points for various actions (staying alive, killing enemies, capturing Posts). Dying deducts points and winning is determined when a maximum total is reached or when the score ticks down to zero.
Foot and Vital Suit based gameplay - Command highly powered VS and weapons not only to help players traverse the treacherous terrain, but to eliminate enemies that lie ahead. Strategically switch between VS and on foot gameplay to best face each situation and challenge.
Vast environments - Snowstorms, arctic winds, towering buildings and mountains of ice are all stunningly realized as battles occur above and below ground, creating a truly immersive and cinematic event of epic proportions.
A premier team of developers - The creators of the critically acclaimed Onimusha® and Devil May Cry® series have come together to create the expansive world of Lost Planet.