SAN MATEO, Calif.— March 13, 2008— Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that Lost Planet™: Extreme Condition COLONIES EDITION is in development for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft as well as a version for Windows-based PCs that will support Games for Windows– LIVE®. Scheduled for Platinum Hits release this June in North America, Lost Planet COLONIES EDITION extends the acclaimed Lost Planet experience by delivering fresh new content and gameplay options, as well as online cross-platform play between both the Xbox 360 and Windows-based PCs using Xbox LIVE and Games for Windows - LIVE. Both SKUs of the game will offer excellent value, with the Xbox 360 version achieving Platinum Hits status. Lost Planet COLONIES EDITION is rated T for Teen by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) and will be released on both Windows PCs and Xbox 360 on May 27 for the Platinum Hits value price of $29.99.
Lost Planet COLONIES EDITION provides the same compelling single player experience found in the original Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, with the addition of three new modes. In Score Attack, all enemies have points assigned to them and the score awarded will change depending on how they are defeated, with skilled marksmen being rewarded. For those who thrive on a challenge, Trial Battle Mode delivers, pitting players against all of the game’s bosses, one after another. Players of both Score Attack and Trial Battle modes will be able to compare their skills and compete for bragging rights via the online ranking system. Finally things get a little crazy with Off Limit Mode which lets players take on Lost Planet’s harsh environments and enemies with over-the-top, super-charged weapons and a powered-up grappling hook.
Fans of multiplayer action will not be disappointed as Lost Planet COLONIES EDITION allows them to enjoy a host of new maps, characters, weapons and gameplay modes. Players turn poacher as they attempt to steal opponents’ alien Akrid eggs in a number of individual and team play modes, while the addition of VS Annihilator Mode assigns one robotic Vital Suit to each team, which must be defended at all cost. Lost Planet COLONIES EDITION also includes the feature that Lost Planet fans across the globe have been clamoring for– the ability to play as a gigantic marauding Akrid. Revel in the chance to turn the tables on the Snow Pirates as you assume the role of one of E.D.E.N. III’s indigenous creatures in Akrid Hunting mode.
All of these modes can be played across a total of 20 diverse maps, including a number of brand-new multiplayer arenas set in areas such as the confines of an ancient coliseum or the zero gravity of space. For the first time, Xbox 360 owners will be able to join up with or play against Windows-based PC gamers, thanks to Lost Planet COLONIES EDITION’s cross-platform compatibility.
Lost Planet Extreme Condition– COLONIES EDITION includes everything that made the original Lost Planet a hit on 360, Windows PC and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, as well as the following new features:
• New modes for single-player campaign
o Score Attack– Each enemy and destructible object has points assigned to them, with the player being awarded different points depending on how they defeat the enemy.
o Trial Battle Mode– Take on each of the game’s Bosses, one after another
o Off limit Mode– Go wild with over-the-top super-charged weapons with unlimited ammunition and increased speed of movement
• New online modes
o Akrid Hunter– Get the chance to finally play as an Akrid as your opponents attempt to take you down
o VS Annihilator– Each team attempts to destroy its opponent’s VS while defending its own
o Counter Grab– The team with the longest data posts activation time wins
o Point Snatcher– Take down opponents and collect the most thermal energy points
o Akrid Egg Battle– Steal Akrid eggs from the opponent’s team and bring them safely back to your own base
o Egg Bandit– steal your opponents’ Akrid egg, with points awarded for longer capture time
• 4 new maps for online matches: Crossfire City, Area 921, Lost Arena, Assault Space
• 5 new playable character models
• Multiple new weapons for both snow pirates and the robotic VS suits
• Cross-platform Battles– Xbox 360 owners can join forces or play against PC gamers
• New perspectives– Switch to first person view or the over-the-shoulder view from Resident Evil® 4 for even more intense action
• NOTE: Lost Planet COLONIES EDITION and the original Lost Planet: Extreme Condition are not compatible. Single-player saves and online rankings cannot be carried over and multiplayer games will be separate.