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Lost Planet 2 Co-Op Demo Coming to PSN September 24

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PR Manager, Capcom

Hello PlayStation Blog! Capcom is offering PlayStation 3 owners a chance to experience a piece of the Tokyo Game Show action from the comfort of their own living rooms this year by offering the Lost Planet 2 demo available exclusively for download from PSN starting the first day of the show. Beginning September 24, PS3 owners will not only be able to engage in the frantic battle against the enormous G-Type Akrid, the boss Akrid of the episode 1, but will also get the exclusive experience of two additional missions in an online co-operative extermination of the Akrid of E.D.N. III.

LP2 Coop Screen (1)

Throughout the demo players will run into Akrid ranging from small (in Lost Planet terms) to enormous, as they fight to collect the precious thermal energy contained within the Akrids bodies in order to heal themselves, their friends, and power the armored Vital Suits. Utilizing a number of weapons from machine guns to missile pods and rocket launchers scattered throughout the environment, teams of four players can join up via the PlayStation Network and clear three mission objectives with friends, giving them a glimpse into the jungle of E.D.N III.

In order to promote cooperative gameplay, players can share life-giving thermal energy amongst injured members of their squad while new support weapons allow teammates to boost attack and defense capabilities. Additionally, the new dash feature allows players to sprint for short distances, bringing greater speed to combat.

LP2 Coop Screen (9)

LP2 Coop Screen (3)

The true firepower of Lost Planet comes from the heavily armed and armored robotic Vital Suits as they return in greater numbers and variety than the first game. Players now have the ability to hold up to three players as they make their way through varied environments in the game.

Lost Planet 2 is the first game to make use of Capcom’s updated proprietary game engine, MT Framework 2.0. Rendering dynamic lighting in beautiful massive environments, previous versions of MT Framework have been used on games like Resident Evil 5 and Devil May Cry 4.

For those new to the world of Lost Planet, Lost Planet 2 takes place on the planet of E.D.N. III, 10 years after the events of the first game. Terraforming efforts have melted the icy terrain of the first game and given way to revealing lush tropical jungles and harsh deserts. Players will enter this new environment and follow the exploits of their own customized snow pirate on their quest to seize control of the changing planet.

LP2 Coop Screen (7)

Capcom is also releasing the newest trailer on PSN the same day as the Lost Planet 2 demo. Previously only having shown the jungle and city environments, the new TGS trailer gives you a glimpse of the new desert environment and even bigger Akrid than seen before.

We hope you enjoy the demo and newest trailer! Make sure to look for more news and information about Lost Planet 2 coming over the next few months to the PlayStation Blog!

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Roxas598 said:

September 16th, 9:05 am

what about us in the EU will we be seeing this at the same time?

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    bkeltner said:

    September 16th, 10:36 am

    Hi Roxas, Yes the EU is scheduled to get the demo at the same time.

zombie9 said:

September 16th, 9:05 am

probly will wait for reviews to come in before I decide on this one. I don’t trust capcom any more. Also how much DLC is already being made for this game even though the game is not out and will not be included on the blueray disc?

AKGermany said:

September 16th, 9:05 am

Good for people who like co-op. I don’t, sorry.
Resident Evil 5 suffered from Capcom’s forced co-op mandate and this game probably will as well. I liked the first game on 360, but this multiplayer focus is going too far. Won’t buy or even try.

Gorvi said:

September 16th, 9:06 am

Good stuff, I wasn’t a very big fan of the first game, the controls felt a bit awkward, but this one has potential, especially with the heavy co-op focus. :)

macbelonwu10 said:

September 16th, 9:06 am

As this is a multi-platform title You have to give them a round off applause on the engine they are using the games looks on par with uncharted 2 if not better at some parts.

Roxas598 said:

September 16th, 9:06 am

sorry for the double my browser went nuts :|

BlooodyCow said:

September 16th, 9:08 am

@41 tenshin78
Thank god. We don’t want someone whining about the whiners.

Jssom said:

September 16th, 9:10 am

Jeff tell Capcom that we are thankful for this demo and we appreciate them not forgetting us.

The fact that this demo has extra mission is great too.

Capcom <3

TheInfectedBy590 said:

September 16th, 9:12 am

Great News! The game looks amazing! :D

SnakePete said:

September 16th, 9:15 am

I’m picking up all games with co-op that is more than just 2-players. This games looks pretty bada$$, too!


phinnv8 said:

September 16th, 9:16 am

Wow if those are PS3 screenshots the game looks fun. I hope this time around it takes advantage of PS3’s hardware, because Sony themselves sure can’t (see cross game voice chat).

StrykerIsland said:

September 16th, 9:16 am


Sekoku said:

September 16th, 9:18 am

Hopefully it isn’t as badly ported as the first game (Oh, hey, you could probably put those levels in MT Framework 2.0 and release it as Lost Planet: Colonies on the PS3? ;) ;))

BigBoss712 said:

September 16th, 9:22 am

That’s great, can’t wait to play it, liked the first one.

zeePh3nom said:

September 16th, 9:25 am

Sweet news!! bring it on!!!

BraveQuiskeyan said:

September 16th, 9:29 am

I got to play the the first lost planet demo and wasn’t really thrilled about it,but by just the look of this mammoth I’ve gotta tell you that am buying this one…

Kenshin71 said:

September 16th, 9:30 am

Why don’t Sony and Capcom release the original Lost Planet on PSN? Loads of people would buy it, play it through before getting the sequel.

DonnyG said:

September 16th, 9:32 am

I hated the first Lost Planet. Not that fun.

I hope this one is better and look forward to trying it out.

Moosehole said:

September 16th, 9:33 am

This game is meh.

danilorezende said:

September 16th, 9:40 am

Excellent, better than the XBOX LIVE DEMO, that was bad.

Great to check more of the game!!!


Berae said:

September 16th, 9:40 am

Lost planet 2 looks very good compared to the first one who sucked hard.
Coop is always a win cant wait to try it out

poodude said:

September 16th, 9:42 am

I hated the original Lost Planet, but I’ll give this a try.


September 16th, 9:44 am

Downloaded this for 360 at end of August and still haven’t gotten ’round to playing it.

uns33n_H3R0 said:

September 16th, 9:45 am

Nice! I knew they would make a demo for us.

makingdamage said:

September 16th, 9:47 am

Now that´s what I´m talking about! :)
Better late then never.

TheGuardianFID said:

September 16th, 9:53 am

That’s awesome, this one’s looking great, can’t wait to play it!!! :D

RavageHeitaro said:

September 16th, 10:05 am

this is an honest question,will it have splitscreen?

Seeing that LP2 is built on an upgraded version of RE5’s engine, i was expecting splitscreen.

Dice_for_Death_ said:

September 16th, 10:14 am

Cool demo, bro.

sNsKid said:

September 16th, 10:20 am

I am so exited for this. I’m glad I own a PS3. :)

RSX-0806 said:

September 16th, 10:23 am

I love a good co-op experience so keep em coming CAPCOM.

DarKaoZ said:

September 16th, 10:48 am

Capcom, where is our DMC5!?! We already got Lost Planet 2 and Dead Rising 2 in production. Where is DMC5??

Magwheels said:

September 16th, 10:48 am

Games looking pretty good.

DMPrince said:

September 16th, 10:48 am

What build is this demo from?

BigBoss114 said:

September 16th, 10:51 am

One question, will we be able to use R1 to shoot and L1 to throw grenades instead of R2 and L2 from the first Lost Planet? I hate it when games use R2 and L2 are used as the primary shoulder buttons like all the other PS3 owners out there.

BigBoss114 said:

September 16th, 10:53 am

Will we be able to use R1 to shoot and L1 for grenades instead of R2 and L2??? Please put this feature in the game!!!

spideyal said:

September 16th, 10:54 am

@reply to 37

There was an option for that?!
Wow, not that I even minded it in the first place, it’s cool to know you guys added an option! Looking forward to this demo.

NinjaZeroEight said:

September 16th, 11:04 am

Can’t wait to play it! Keep up the Playstation love Capcom!!

vcotson said:

September 16th, 11:07 am

is this demo also going to have a multilayer mode?

SolduNuts said:

September 16th, 11:11 am

I loved LP1 even though I played it on the other system. ( I am now a loyal PS follower, never will I stray again.) Capcom thank you for your continued support of the PS community and bringing us an upgraded demo to the PSN. Maybe when I get some money I will throw down on the $60 PSN pack of most your games.

Thanks Jeff and everyone else who makes this blog possible. This is the best place to come for new straight from the people who make the games. Thank you.

SolduNuts said:

September 16th, 11:13 am

*news, not new

nYcFrEeWiLL82 said:

September 16th, 11:19 am

great news..the demo will motivate me to get it or disappointed me to not even look at it :p all in all i HOPE is good..i njoy playing co-op games..(like RE5)thats what gaming now and days should be all about and im glad Capcom is taking it alil more serious than other game companies.

Gr00v3r06 said:

September 16th, 11:20 am

Thanks for bringing out this demo on the PS3. I’m glad you didn’t wait too long to bring it out. Oh corse same day as the 360 demo would have been better.

Also yea Split-screen support? It is great to have a friend over and play games with.

soysauce said:

September 16th, 11:21 am

Sweet, thanks for the demo and extra levels. I loved the first Lost Planet and cannot wait for this version to come out. I have a close group of friends that I play co-op games with. Thanks for the 4 player co-op love. Guaranteed buy from the 4 of us just cause of the co-op.

Thanks for not forgetting the PS3 community and again for the co-op.

joejohnPSN said:

September 16th, 11:31 am

the original Lost Planet was the shiz! And this one is looking to be at least twice as good!

monoliet said:

September 16th, 11:36 am

no monsterhunter3 game on ps3 = no capcom games !!!


September 16th, 11:46 am

I have never played the first game but after seeing this Im inpressed!!!!

DNAgent said:

September 16th, 11:46 am

Hopefully Capcom doesn’t gimp the PS3 version like they did with the first game. Then again, I won’t buy it so I really don’t care personally.

Miles514 said:

September 16th, 11:52 am

So we wait and xbox gets it early. WORTH IT FOR ADDITIONAl stuff to right out.

Miles514 said:

September 16th, 11:52 am

Try out. my bad.

jarhead906 said:

September 16th, 11:55 am

Nice. I’ve never liked the idea of exclusive demos (temporary or not) but I’m glad to see that Sony has stepped it up recently to compete with Microsoft’s consistent business strategies.

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