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Shipping this week: Stroggbad & Akrid

First we should get this out of the way, I'm not Richard. As our American readers know it's Memorial Day and our fearless leader is spending time with his family so he asked Dustin or myself to take care of his weekly "Shipping This Week" post. Considering how well received it was the last time Dustin did one of Richard's regular features, I took the reigns. As a Canadian I'm not entirely sure what Memorial Day is. Okay, you can pretty much guess what it is based on what it's called. According to Dustin it's a day when American's memorialize stuff, but that just makes it sound like there's a lot of scrapbooking involved. Either way, Happy Memorial Day!

This week brings us two new, yet old, games. id Software and Splash Damage's class-based PC shooter, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, hits the Xbox 360 in a port by Nerve Software. While the PC version landed at retail around heavy-hitters like The Orange Box and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Quake Wars finds itself on the Xbox during a gaming release lull and hopes to catch a wider audience the second time around. Also hitting the Xbox 360 is Capcom's definitive version of Lost Planet with all new content including the ability to play as the evil Akrid. Lost Planet Extreme Condition: Colonies Edition, a game with a name so long I had to eat a sandwich in the middle of typing it for fear of losing strength, lands tomorrow for the price of a platinum release. So there you go, two new/old titles hit the Xbox. Planning on picking up either?

And yes, we promise Richard will be back to tell you about the games of the week next time.

Lost Planet: Colonies goes gold

There are two things we know for sure about Lost Planet: Extreme Condition - COLONIES Edition. First, someone at Capcom needs to fire the guy who makes these names up, for serious. Second, the Xbox 360 and PC exclusive is almost here.

Yesterday Capcom announced the platinum release of Lost Planet, which includes new missions, multiplayer maps and modes (including the ability to play as the evil Akrid), has gone gold. So throw on your parka and make a warm cup-o-coffee, it's about to get chilly up-in-this 'ma.

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition - COLONIES Edition *sigh* hits retail on May 27.

Experience Colonies' single player four ways

IGN has the scoop on a few things that makes Lost Planet: Colonies' single player different from its predecessor and no friends, it isn't new levels or a beefier story. Instead, Colonies will add four new player modes to the Lost Planet experience including a Halo 3'esque Score Attack mode, a Trial Battle mode, a First-Person mode and a not-unlocked-from-the-get-go Off-Limit mode. And out of all four, we don't know what to think about the First-Person mode. Playing Lost Planet as a FPS just sounds weird. Doesn't it? Make the hop over to IGN to get your Colonies single player mode information fix and be sure to watch the weirdness that is Lost Planet FPS in the video above. Weird ...

Lost Planet: Colonies, $29.99, More Details

When we discovered that the long-rumored Lost Planet: Colonies would be an expansion-of-sorts to the first game, we weren't exactly thrilled, and exclaimed that it better hit at the right price. Well, we had nothing to worry about, as 1up is reporting that when the game hits in the US it'll be at the price point of $29.99. For the thirty dollars, you'll get even more than we had originally listed, and the scope of the content goes far beyond that of a game such as Ninja Gaiden Black.

The new character models include two new females, two new robots, and five other characters. The new infantry guns are Hand Gun, a Revolver, a Flame Launcher, and Hand Cannon, with the new Mech weapons being the Pile Bunker, a VS Rifle, a Rocket Pod and a Laser Lance. There are four new maps are Crossfire City, Area 921, Lost Arena, and a zero-gravity map, Assault Space. As well as all that, there are a half dozen new multiplayer modes includeing Akrid Hunter, VS Annihalator, CounterGrab, Point Snatcher, Akrid Egg Battle, and Egg Bandit. That's a lot. Plus, there's more that we didn't get to. With all this new content and an even lower price point than we suggested, you can be certain we'll be picking this one up.

Lost Planet: Colonies, Confirmation & Details

Remember when we said that soon we'd have more information on Lost Planet: Colonies? Well we weren't lying, as this week's Famitsu confirmed a ton of information about the game. First and foremost, this is not an entirely new game, this is a remake of the original with more assets and expanded multiplayer. Think of it as similar to Ninja Gaiden Sigma, only for the same console. Hmmm, so that explains why the ESRB was able to rate it so early ... Anyway here's some of the things listed in the article as new:
  • New Multiplayer modes, including Humans VS Akrid
  • 4 New maps, 2 of which are possibly a city and a desert
  • New Female Playable Character
  • Ten New weapons
  • New Monsters
  • Trial Battle and Score Attack modes for the campaign bosses
  • 360/PC Cross-platform play
Now while this all sounds great, we still have a few questions. First, price, this can't possibly be a full-retail title can it? There's new content, but unless there's still some secrets held back there's not much more than the original had. But if this hits at the right price ($40 or so) it could see a resurgence in the online Lost Planet community. That leads us right to our second question though, with this seeing release on PC and 360, why not simply make it available as DLC? Perhaps it's because so few in Japan actually have a 360 to download to, and this is seeing release there first on May 29th. No word on release dates for other territories just yet.

[Via NeoGAF]

Lost Planet: Colonies Achievements, more info soon

Having been kept a pretty bad secret, it's a bit of a surprise to discover that there isn't really much at all known about the next entry in (what could be) the Lost Planet series. Having been revealed by the ESRB without anyone knowing anything at all about it is strange enough (is it an expansion? an arcade game? whats the deal?). But now it seems that the full achievement list has been made public somehow. The guys over at had the list, but were asked to take it down by a Capcom rep who also said that "Information on Capcom's new Lost Planet title will be coming next week." Now, while 360sync was asked to take the list down, we had the chance to grab it and it does answer some questions, though it of course it raises many as well ....

Suffice to say that from this side of things the game is shaping up nicely compared to the achievements from the first game, with better spread and a higher emphasis on multiplayer. Not only that, but the achievements hint at several new game modes/features. Mentioned are things like Coins, Medals, Titles, over 20 Online Maps, and Score Attack Mode. Whatever little we know about Lost Planet: Colonies, it looks to be on the right track. Hit the break for the full achievement list.

[Thanks, Gabriel Gray]

Continue reading Lost Planet: Colonies Achievements, more info soon

Lost Planet Colonies is coming, so 'stay tuned'

A while back, we spotted a game by the name of Lost Planet Colonies over on the infamous USK German ratings board website, which got Lost Planet fanboys worked up into a full fledged excitement tizzy. And now we're proud to say that the Colonies excitement is getting kicked up a notch.

Recently, the ESRB ratings board website reviewed and listed none other than our friend Lost Planet Colonies and even more tizzy inducing is the fact that it the ESRB lists it as a PC and Xbox 360 title. W00t to that! Seeing that there is no hiding from the fact that Lost Planet Colonies is real, IGN pressed Capcom about the ESRB listing and asked what is headed down the Lost Planet development pipeline. Their response, "stay tuned". And stay tuned we will.

Reminder: win Lost Planet

Hey kids, just a quick reminder that it's not too late to enter to win an ice cold copy of Lost Planet. Cold filtered to ensure the best quality, Lost Planet will never fill you up and it always goes down smooth. If you'd like to enter, all you have to do is head over to the official giveaway post and leave a comment. That's it. It's that simple. Remember, we've got two copies to give away, so you're twice as likely to win. You've got one hour left as of this post, so go enter already!

Fanswag Weekly: Lost Planet double dose

Oh boy. We're sorry to say it fanboys, but the Fanswag train is winding down. We're down to our last two bits of swag. It just so happens that the last two games are appropriate for the wintry weather outside. Yes, we're talking about Lost Planet. We've got two copies on hand, and we're giving them both away this week. If you haven't had a chance to play Lost Planet, it's definitely worth checking out, though you may want to skip over the story bits and stick to the action. Read on to learn how to win.
  • Lost Planet is all about ice cold action. Leave a comment on this post telling us about your favorite Winter activities. You can leave one comment per calendar day (Eastern Time).
  • Be sure you only leave one comment per day. Posters of multiple comments during the same day will be disqualified. We'll accept entries until Friday, December 7, 12:00pm Noon, Eastern Time. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only
  • On Friday, we'll pick two winners via a random drawing
  • Two winners will each receive a copy of Lost Planet, worth $30 each
Don't worry if Lost Planet isn't your thing, we'll be building up our swag dungeon again, and the swag will flow. Oh, yes, the swag will flow. If official rules are your thing, you can find them by clicking here.

Sequel time! Lost Planet: Colonies discovered

Thanks to the USK German video games ratings board (Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle or USK) we may have un-earthed proof that Capcom's Lost Planet franchise is not dead.

Xbox-Archiv stumbled across an entry for a game called Lost Planet Colonies over on the USK website that was reviewed this past July today. Instantly, thoughts of a Lost Planet bug splattering sequel raced in our heads when we heard the news and after visiting the USK site, we were pleasantly surprised. The Lost Planet Colonies entry lists the game to be a third person shooter (yes!) and solely on the Xbox 360 (double yes!) Adding more proof to the Lost Planet sequel fire is the fact that the game is published by CEG Interactive Entertainment, a German subsidiary of (you guessed it) Capcom. We've heard lots of whispers of a Lost Planet sequel this year, but nothing has surfaced to be this concrete. Here's to Lost Planet Colonies becoming a reality and being an amazing sequel.

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