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Here's a batch of new screens (via Siliconera) for Lost Planet 3, Capcom's return to the snowy sci-fi series it began in 2006. This title, as revealed in our Lost Planet 3 first-look, serves as a prequel to the first game, which is a good excuse for new protagonist Jim Peyton to be doubly surprised when all the game's nightmarish Lovecraftian spider-turtle-lamprey things come haring after him.

Last year brought, via an “EA insider,” a report: EA looking to branch Dead Space out beyond the numbered series - whose third installment is underway and set to take place on a freezing ice-world full of freaky nightmare-creatures. Much like these glimpses of Lost Planet 3, then, which is looking to incorporate more of Capcom's signature survival horror than previous installments.

Can the gaming world possibly withstand two titles that are kind of like futuristic versions of The Thing? Yes, yes it probably can – but it'll still be interesting to see how the titles distinguish themselves. Hopefully straws have been drawn to see which title gets to include zombies.

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4 comments

  • Brutalicus - April 27, 2012 10:07 p.m.

    Awww yeah I've been hoping for The Thing inspiration since the ice planet environment was outed for Dead Space 3... great movie.
  • IceBlueKirby - April 27, 2012 5:05 p.m.

    I've never played either of the Lost Planet games, so at this point I'm more excited for a new Dead Space game. But I'll probably check out the Lost Planet games eventually just to see what they're like.
  • ThundaGawd - April 27, 2012 5:02 p.m.

    I'm assuming Lost Planet 3'll be more outdoors-y, like in the first 2 games (and suggesting by the screenshots, it looks to be headed this way as well), whereas Dead Space 3'll most likely take place inside the frozen compound itself, kinda like the new movie remake for THE THING, since it's more claustrophobic and condensed/layered, with most likely a few ventures into the frozen outside to reactivate generators and such while you have some sort of time limit regarding not only your oxygen, but your body temperature as well. Something tells me clomping around in the snow in the middle of a blizzard while it's pitch-black outside would be creepy as all hell :D
  • DonNatzi - April 29, 2012 6:28 p.m.

    I recommend you watch the movie The Grey.

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