Lost Planet 3 trailer leaves us cold, thankfully - E3 2012
- Lost Planet 3
- E3 2012
The 31st of December is starting to look like some kind of bizarre time anomaly, whereby passing through it will hurl us back through the years to some freaky alternate history where all our favourite franchises first began, only with MUCH BETTER GRAPHICS AND ROCK SOUNDTRACKS.
From the Tomb Raider and DmC reboots to the Gears of War and God of War prequels, 2013 is about going forwards while looking backwards. Quite how you feel about that depends on how important new and fresh IPs are to you, of course. We're kind of fence-sitters here at Made2Game: we can see the merit in going back to an earlier point in an established franchise either to flesh out backstory or to reimagine an origin entirely, but we also wish developers would take more risks with original ideas.
Either way, sometimes going back is a good thing, plain and simple. Lost Planet 3, for instance, takes the series backwards to a point before the tropical grindathon of LP2, when EDN-III was still buried in ice and snow and crawling with icicle-covered, ocean liner-sized bugs.
In the third instalment we go back to a time before Neo-Venus Construction (or NEVEC) had become a fully-fledged evil empire, and when men like beardy protagonist Jim drove mining Rigs and not weaponised mechs. Essentially, Capcom are acknowledging a large fraction of the complaints levelled against LP2 by returning to the series' roots, plunging us back into the snow and delivering a more cinematic, story-driven campaign.
Doesn't sound like a bad move to us.
Lost Planet 3 is due for release in 2013. For more information, visit the official website.
Words by Mick Fraser (Twitter: @Jedi_Beats_Tank)
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