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Lost Planet 3 release date announcement coincides with new trailer

Capcom has announced Lost Planet 3 will release across North America on June 25, 2013 with a European release pegged for June 28. Coinciding with today's release announcement was a new trailer that continues story of protagonist Jim Peyton’s time on E.D.N. III as a NEVEC employee seeking out further sources of the planet’s energy supply T-Eng. 

During one of these missions, Jim comes under attack from E.D.N. III’s indigenous Akrid, causing his Utility Rig to fall down an icy fissure, leaving him unconscious and injured. Jim wakes to find himself in what appears to be a secret base, hidden beneath the planet’s frozen surface. On discovering he was rescued by one of the base’s inhabitants, Mira, the daughter of Snow Pirate leader, So’ichi, Jim realizes that NEVEC are not the only human inhabitants of E.D.N. III.

Despite familiar third-person shooter mechanics, Capcom is placing more of an emphasis on Lost Planet 3's story-telling. There's clearly a "more narrative driven and character-driven experience" this time around, though several series' elements -- third-person shooting, Akrid bugs and giant bosses to battle, mechs, grappling hooks, and a snowy, alien world -- make a strong return.

Lost Planet 3 will be available for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

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