With near-final versions of Lost Planet 2 in the hands of many game publications, Capcom came to Captivate 2010 in Hawaii with something that wasn't on the disc: downloadable content.
Specifically, the first wave of additional multiplayer maps for Lost Planet 2. The maps will be available as both a pre-order incentive and downloadable content after release. Capcom did not disclose how much the map pack might cost when released or if it would be available at launch.
The maps, dubbed "Helix" and "Back to the Island," are both water-centric and counter to the ice themes that dominated the original Lost Planet. "Helix" takes place underwater and actually introduces a minor swimming mechanic to the gameplay, allowing users to essentially tread water and maintain their height position. "Back to the Island" is loaded with delicious mechs.
Lost Planet 2 comes with 10 maps already on the disc with support for up to 16-players.