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Game Watch 2007: Lost Planet (Preview)

Lost Planet

Preview by Jack Foley

LOST Planet is one of the most keenly anticipated New Year releases on the XBOX 360. Here’s why…

Your memory lies in pieces, like shattered glass… Green Eye… your father… lying dead on the ground. These memories continue to haunt your steps. But now is not the time for quiet contemplation. The Akrid are attacking!

It’s time to put it all on the line, avenge your father and save the tattered remnants of humanity. Find Thermal Energy, destroy the Akrid menace. On a lost planet, your destiny will unfold… Extreme Conditions of Epic Proportions Await in Gripping Sci-fi Action Shooter

Set within the ruthless conditions of an ice-veiled planet, humankind struggles for survival as colonization initiatives clash with menacing alien creatures with a gripping single player campaign and numerous multiplayer modes.

In Lost Planet, human snow pirates navigate VS (Vital Suits) through unforgiving arctic environments, fighting against the indigenous Akrid creatures for the precious thermal energy they need to survive.

For one such pilot named Wayne, death almost seemed imminent until he was fortunately rescued. However, he can only remember a few fragments of his past including the slaying of his father by these enigmatic menaces.

Yet under the shroud of ice, a devious plan has been set into motion by the Neo Venus Construction Corporation (NEVEC) that plans to sterilize the world of all Akrid and snow pirates alike. What really happened to Wayne and how will his destiny become intertwined with NEVEC’s plans?

Taking full advantage of Xbox 360’s power, Lost Planet contains an unrivalled level of detail as advanced light sourcing is used to ensure a realistic presentation that enhances every explosion, smoke and particle effect. Enormous world maps unfold as players battle the hostile creatures during blistering weather conditions throughout vast snow fields and deserted cities either on foot or with armed vehicles.

Features include

1) Extreme conditions – Battle enemies and the environment. Conserve heat from enemy bodies and keep killing, before your temperature drops.

2) Survival tools – Defeat giant Akrid using numerous weapons and “Vital Suits” that can upgrade into fast-moving vehicles and heavy tanks.

3) Band together – Beyond the 12 epic single-player missions, take the battle for survival online with unique 16-player multi-player modes.

The game is released on January 12, 2007.

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