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Lost Planet 3 gameplay video

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Capcom has revealed Lost Planet 3 recently, though by this point we all know that an announcement and a CG trailer are not enough. We need some juicy gameplay, yes. Additionally, we need some cool-looking German guys narrating said gameplay. How fortunate, then, that we have received just that.

In the video below, we see several sequences of what looks to be pre-alpha gameplay from the title. The most notable of these is a boss battle between Jim’s mech and a huge Akrid. The battle is fought in first-person, in which you do melee combat against the beast, making it look like an interesting sci-fi adaptation of rock-em sock-em robots. Eventually, contextual “drill points” appear, which allow the player to drill that particular area of the beast.

The on-foot gameplay sections, meanwhile, look like a lawsuit-worthy rip off of Dead Space, complete with flickering lights and grotesque monsters. Quicktime events are apparently in, which doesn’t exactly have me scurrying over to the pre-order button. Still, these sections look like a promising start.

Lost Planet 3 is set to crack out of developmental ice in 2013, and will warm up near the campfires of PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

Michael Urban
Now an occasional contributer, Michael Urban is the former Editor-in-Chief at OnlySP and has the nickname "Breadcrab" for reasons his therapist still doesn't understand. From the moment he first got hacked in Runescape, he's been uninterested in multiplayer games and has pursued the beauty of the single-player experience, especially in terms of story and creative design. His hobbies include reading, writing, singing in the shower, pretending to be productive, and providing info and feedback regarding the games industry. It is an industry, right? You can ask him a question or send him spam at michaelurban@www.onlysp.com. Also, follow him on Twitter or the terrorists win. (@MichaelUrban1)

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