PC News: ‘Lost Planet 3′ and ‘Dark Souls’ Headed to PC, ‘Witcher 2′ 360 Comparison Video

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In all of the kerfuffle over Resident Evil 6‘s release date moving forward and Lost Planet 3 being announced, one piece of news was notably absent from Capcom’s big media event: a PC version of Capcom’s arctic shooter. At the end of the Lost Planet 3 teaser trailer both the PS3 and Xbox 360 were mentioned as platforms for the game, which releases early next year, but the PC was not.

Worry not PC players, because Capcom has come out to rectify their mistake by revealing that Lost Planet 3, under the development of Spark Unlimited, will be coming to the PC just like the two games that preceded it. Unfortunately, no mention is made of whether or not the PC version of Lost Planet will be a concurrent release, but we figure not.

Both Lost Planet: Extreme Condition and Lost Planet 2, mild successes in their own right, released first for the consoles (Lost Planet 1 was actually a 360 exclusive for a time, but Lost Planet 2 was multiplatform) before making their way to the PC. Based on Capcom’s lack of an outright PC announcement of Lost Planet 3, we figure the PC version will not be releasing early next year.

Also on the PC announcement front comes the news that Dark Souls, successor to the incredibly difficult Demon Souls, will be making its way to the personal computer with the Prepare to Die Edition. Beyond the obvious PC improvements, Dark Souls for the PC will also feature an enhanced PvP experience, and a new chapter titled Artorias of the Abyss. Artorias will include new areas, enemies, and bosses — and it will probably be just as difficult as every other part of Dark Souls. But the fans asked for it, and they received it.

And finally, for a little bit of PC-to-console port news is a video showing the differences between The Witcher 2 on the PC and the Xbox 360 port of the game, which is set to release next week. The game looks absolutely stunning on the PC, and should definitely not disappoint on the 360, but it’s always interesting to see how much of the original product the developer was able to preserve.

See, we pack in a little bit of news for everybody even when focusing primarily on the PC. Two hot titles (one old and one new) are making their way to the PC, and perhaps the PC’s biggest title will be arriving on the consoles with most of its visual panache in tact.

Are you looking forward to playing either Lost Planet 3 or Dark Souls on the PC? Does the console version of The Witcher 2 hold up against its PC counterpart?

Lost Planet 3 is slated for a 2013 release on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

The Witcher 2 is coming to the Xbox 360 on April 17, 2012.

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition releases August 24, 2012 for the PC.

Source: VG 24/7


TAGS: Capcom, CD Projekt Red, Dark Souls, From Software, Lost Planet 3, PC, Spark Unlimited, The Witcher 2

  • Ken J

    In that comparison video, I don’t see the purpose of putting Medium graphics setting for the PC part. Why didn’t they just have the PC on High and Xbox 360? It’s maxed out on the Xbox, so it’s only fair to show it maxed out on the PC. I know they showed it on high sometimes, but a lot of important parts were shown in Medium. I’m thinking they wanted it to be a more “fair” match up between the two… Which really isn’t the point of having this comparison in the first place…

    • UnbuildTheGame

      How do you know it was medium graphics? I have the game on PC and it looks identical on high as on this video. The 360 version looks A LOT better.

      • Tarathiel

        Because in the corner it said ‘PC, medium quality’ and would occasionally switch to ‘PC, high quality’.

        • Ken J

          Yah, that was kind of the giveaway… lol. 😛

        • Phildo

          True that bro, I think Xbox was better than pc

          • Ken J

            Of course they are comparing the “Enhanced Edition” that is just releasing now on the Xbox versus a PC game that’s YEARS old. I don’t know why they didn’t compare the new Enhanced Edition on the PC with the Enhanced Edition on the Xbox… Oh, right, they want to actually sell the Xbox version, that makes sense, lol.

  • ahmad

    wow and i thought pc gaming was supposed to REALLY make things MUCH better, no offence to anyone but i wouldnt even pay 500$ for a pc to play games just becuz of slightly higher graphics, not to mention the maintenance, occasional upgrades that costs up to the 360’s price, and it would be really bad for a high tempered gamer playing a really hard game on pc…in our world ud just throw the remote…in urs…well i dont know what happens and frankly i dont wana know

    • Ken J

      Actually it is. This is a pretty poor comparison. Comparing a game a few years old with one just releasing now. If only they compared both Enhanced Editions, then you’d probably really see the difference. Either that, or just look at other PC games such as Battlefield 3 on PC and you’d see what we are talking about… And please with the whole constant upgrade myths. I love how console fanboys always pretend like they know how often you need to upgrade a gaming PC when they’re not even gaming on the PC.

      Well, I’m a PC gamer, the time between my last upgrade and my most current upgrade was 4 years, and it’s not really out of necessity either, I was still playing all new games fine before the upgrade. But there were some deals just too good to pass up… Either way, even before the upgrade, every game I played looked way better than their console versions. And sorry to hear that you can’t take “hard” games. I guess you love it if a game holds your hand through the entire game… I mean, actually using your brain is such a no-no… 😀

    • Ken J

      Oh wow, on Amazon, the PC version is $41 while the Xbox version is $60, lmao. So worth it to pay $19 more for the same game with lower resolution, blurry textures, and less precise controls. Man, can’t wait to blow my money on an Xbox…

  • Ken J

    Here, these are better comparisons that aren’t made by Xbox fanboys or from the company trying to sell the Xbox version (Owners of the original PC version gets upgrade to the Enhanced for free):

  • Ken J

    • Ken J

      Of course I’m sure the staff of this site would never post either of these videos… They prefer the one that’s completely biased and not even a fair comparison. Yah, let’s compare one version that’s completely maxed out on graphics with another version that’s a year old and on medium… Makes total sense!! *rolls eyes*