Lost Planet is one of my favorite games of this generation. Despite the frustrating controls and wildly varying difficulty, I loved every minute of that game. Lost Planet 2 was a very similar game, but lacked some of the freshness of the original, and just wasn't as incredible as an experience as it could and should have been, as you can read in our review.
Now, not only has Capcom finally decided to bring the sequel to the PC, but they're bringing it in 3D! I'm not sure how this is going to look, as I haven't attempted to play any games in 3D yet, but it may make the experience that much more engaging. Or make you throw up, one or the other. Joking aside, this is especially interesting news for me because I always had trouble with the controls while playing on the PS3, and I never tried to play Extreme Condition on my computer when they re-released that one on PC.
Another big surprise in this press release is that Capcom is actually giving out a free Lost Planet 2 preview to make sure the game will run on your computer. I don't know if any other company does this on a regular basis, but that is an extremely novel idea regardless. I'm always worried about buying a new PC game because I know my laptop doesn't stand a chance against most triple A titles. Check out the full press release below:
"The gigantic Akrid, epic environments, and heavily-armoured vital suits of Lost Planet 2 come to PCs beginning October 15!
Featuring support for DirectX® 11 and DirectX 9, Lost Planet 2 delivers its Akrid-infested world in even greater detail. Through DirectX® 11 features, smoke will have lifelike volume and depth, water surfaces react realistically to player interaction and bullets, and level bosses are rendered with more detail than ever before. Lost Planet 2 will also feature support for NVIDIA® 3D Visionâ„¢ and 3D Visionâ„¢ Surround technologies (wireless 3D Vision glasses sold separately) bringing the on-screen action to a whole new dimension.
Beginning today, Capcom and NVIDIA have released a preview of Lost Planet 2. Containing both a gameplay test and Direct® X 11 benchmark mode, this application allows gamers to test their PCs to ensure they get the optimum Lost Planet 2 experience.
The Lost Planet 2 preview includes:
The primary purpose of Test A is to give an indication of typical game play performance of the PC running Lost Planet 2. (i.e. if you can run Mode A smoothly, the game will be playable at a similar condition). In this test, the character’s motion is randomized to give a slightly different outcome each time.
The primary purpose of Test B is to push the PC to its limits and to evaluate the maximum performance of the PC. It utilizes many functions of Direct X11 resulting in a very performance-orientated, very demanding benchmark mode."
To download the Lost Planet 2 preview, please visit (http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_lostplanet2_downloads.html)
Check out the download link and see if you're going to be able to play the game when it comes out in two months. If you didn't buy the game the first time around, will this PC release sway you? I know I'm going to give the preview a try to see how it runs on my crappy Dell.
Lost Planet 2 will drop on October 15th for the PC.