On Monday, Capcom announced the existence of Lost Planet 2 to an eager gaming public. Today, we received a few more details. The most intriguing of them: Four-player co-op!
Lost Planet 2's plot takes place on a more "thawed" planet than the original, allowing for a greater variety of settings, including the jungle featured in the trailer. The game takes place 10 years after the first Lost Planet and follows the various snow pirate factions as they battle for control over the now located Lost Planet.
One of the great mysteries of Lost Planet 2, however, has yet to be solved. While Capcom debuted the game's trailer on Xbox LIVE and officially announced the game for that system, there's speculation that it might be coming to other platforms too.
Many signs seem to point to a multiplatform release of the game. In the past month, Capcom's executive Keiji Inafune reportedly told Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu : "We're finally putting out new Dead Rising and Lost Planet games! As a main principle we're thinking about multi-platform and about slightly expanding upon the Xbox 360 version."
Another possible multi-plat indicator: Lost Planet 2 was written using Capcom's internal MT Framework technology, an engine that simplifies cross-platform PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 development.
To get to the bottom of this mystery, we spoke to Capcom Senior PR Manager Melody Pfeiffer who said, "At this time, Capcom has only announced the development of Lost Planet 2 for the Xbox 360. More details on the title will be revealed in the upcoming months."
Well, there you go. We'll give you any official word when we get, but until then, feel free to jump to your own conclusions!