Capcom will release the latest installment in the ‘Lost Planet’ series this week. The title is set to release across North America today and in Europe on August 30 for Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and as a digital download for PC. A retail version for Windows PC will be available across Europe on September 27.
According to Capcom, “The extreme and unpredictable conditions that characterized the Lost Planet series return to E.D.N. III.” Lost Planet 3 introduces Jim Peyton, a Utility Rig pilot who leaves Earth to take on a hazardous but lucrative contract working for Neo-Venus Construction (NEVEC), obtaining samples of the planet’s natural energy source – Thermal Energy, which NEVEC believes will save Earth’s energy crisis. With this latest addition to one of Capcom’s major franchises, new truths about the foreboding planet and the colonial history will be revealed.

The publisher detailed the game in a press release stating, “Lost Planet 3 delivers a mix of action both inside and outside of the Utility Rig. Acting as a home away from home and offering protection from the ever changing climate, Jim soon discovers the Utility Rig’s array of tools are just as useful at taking out Akrid of all sizes as they are at helping him fulfil his contract work. Outside the rig, the action switches to third person with Jim at the mercy of the planet’s elements. He’ll need to battle against hostile enemies with a mix of gun and melee based combat to survive all that is thrown at him.”
An official soundtrack for the title featuring all of the in-game music that Jim can listen to in his Utility Rig is also available to purchase digitally on iTunes and Amazon across North America and Europe beginning today. (link below)
Lost Planet 3 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and carries an MSRP of $59.99. For the launch trailer and all of the latest information and assets for Lost Planet 3 visit the Capcom press site.
more info on title and soundtrack: amazon/lostplanet3