E3 2012: Lost Planet 3 Trailer Is Chilly, Heavy On Monsters

By David Wharton | 9 years ago

Gaming powerhouses like HALO 4 and Gears of War: Judgment may be hogging much of the limelight at this year’s E3, but if you’re a fan of science fiction, gaming, or science fiction gaming, you might also want to check out the first trailer for Lost Planet 3. After Lost Planet 2 spent some time exploring comparatively temperate environments, it looks like this latest sequel is taking things back into the deep-freeze. Here’s the trailer, courtesy of GameTrailers.com.

I’m definitely getting a Dead Space vibe from the trailer, although that may just be because it’s an everyman protagonist and because the upcoming Dead Space 3 is also set on a frigid planet. At any rate, I’m more intrigued by this trailer than I have been by the previous games, which never really hooked me. That’s partly because the game is said to be taking a more story-driven approach, which I’m always in favor of (assuming it’s a good story, and well told, that is).

Lost Planet 3 is set on the same planet as the first two games, but before the events of the first two games, because goodness knows we need more prequels in our lives these days. That being said, I’ll be keeping my eye on this one as we inch toward its 2013 release.