OVER ONE MILLION PLAYERS HAVE EXPERIENCED
Capcom Entertainment’s Lost Planet™: Extreme Condition
Two Lost Planet Demos Downloaded Over One Million Times From Xbox Live®
SUNNYVALE, Calif ¾ Dec. 14, 2006 — Capcom® today announced that the single-player and multiplayer demos of Lost Planet™: Extreme Condition, exclusively for Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft have been downloaded over one million times by the global Xbox community. Since the release of the multiplayer demo over the Thanksgiving holiday, Xbox Live players across the globe have spent nearly 300,000 hours locked in furious combat. Lost Planet carries a “T” rating for teen audiences by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) and will be available across North America on January 12.
“Xbox players have now had two opportunities to try Lost Planet since the first demo was released in May, and they have in huge numbers,” said Charles Bellfield, vice president, marketing, Capcom Entertainment, Inc. “Since we made the multiplayer demo available through Xbox Marketplace, there have been hundreds of thousands of hours spent playing the game, which is a great testament to the quality of Lost Planet. This latest demo has completely energized the Xbox community, giving them something to look forward to post-holidays, when the next big hit Xbox 360 title hits retail.”
Lost Planet’s action-packed multiplayer demo is available as a free download on Xbox Live® Marketplace. Xbox Live Gold subscribers can experience Lost Planet’s highly anticipated multiplayer demo, which lets gamers participate in heated online matches in the “Pirate Fortress” stage with support for up to 16 players via the Xbox Live® online game service. Capcom debuted Lost Planet’s multiplayer gameplay at this year’s Leipzig Games Convention, where its riveting action netted top honors as the Best Xbox 360 Game at the show. In addition, the game was chosen by Tokyo Game Show attendees as one of the winners of the illustrious Future Award.
Combining a gripping single player campaign and intense multiplayer modes with support for up to 16 players via Xbox Live® online game service, Lost Planet promises to be an epic gaming masterpiece. Taking full advantage of Xbox 360’s unprecedented power, Lost Planet will contain an unrivalled level of detail as advanced light sourcing is used to ensure a realistic presentation that enhances every explosion, smoke and particle effect. Enormous world maps unfold as players battle hostile creatures in blistering weather conditions across vast snow fields and deserted cities either on foot or in armed Vital Suits.
The standard edition of Lost Planet will carry a suggested retail price of $59.99 and the limited Collector’s Edition will be available for $69.99, while supplies last. Packaged in a custom designed SteelBook™ case featuring exclusive cover art, the premium set will include the game, art book with exclusive concept art and a heap of multimedia content. As a special bonus, gamers that purchase the Collector’s Edition will have exclusive access to an additional multiplayer map for several months before it is made available as a free download on Xbox Live Marketplace, in summer 2007.