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Lost Planet 3 Release Date Pushed Back

/ Apr 10th, 2013 No Comments

Lost Planet 3
Lost Planet 3

Lost Planet 3

The release date for Lost Planet 3 has been pushed back to Aug. 27, Capcom announced in a press release detailing a timeline of upcoming games.

Lost Planet 3 will arrive Europe on Aug. 30. It was previously scheduled to hit retailers on June 25. The game will release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

This will mark the second time the game has been delayed. Capcom originally had Lost Planet 3 slated for an early 2013 release before announcing the official release date in June.

Capcom said the delay is due to “business reasons.” Although being pushed back twice would generally be a cause for concern, Capcom is hoping to dispel any worry with their reasoning.

The release date for Lost Planet 3 was revealed in March alongside a trailer for the game. Capcom also revealed pre-order bonus details for early buyers, which include special in-game items exclusive for pre-orders.

Lost Planet 3 is a third-person action shooter developed by Spark Unlimited in collaboration with Capcom. The California-based studio Spark Unlimited previously worked on the 2004 title Call of Duty: Finest Hour for GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox.

In Lost Planet 3, players take on the role of Jim Peyton as he researches sources of energy on the planet E.D.N. III. Peyton accidentally uncovers a hidden base where the Snow Pirates call home deep below the planet’s surface. Mira, the daughter of Snow Pirate leader So’ichi, rescues Peyton but the other natives are not pleased with his presence on their planet.

Of course, the native humans are not the only thing gamers will have to struggle against in Lost Planet 3. In addition to the Snow Pirate tribe living on the planet, players will fight against hostile alien inhabitants. On top of all that, Peyton will have his hands full with his NEVEC research.

Ryan Bloom

Ryan Bloom

Chief Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Ryan Bloom is a writer and avid gamer from Orange County. He received a B.A. in Communications with a minor in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton in 2010. Follow him on Twitter @BloomsTweets.
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