Lost Planet: Extreme Condition will be released for Xbox 360 says Capcom. This new sci-fiaction is scheduled for release 2006 winter. The development team working on Lost Planet includes some big names at Capcom. Keiji Inafune, creator of the Onimusha series and Mega Man series, will be working as the game's executive producer, while Jun Takeuchi, producer of Resident Evil 5, will also be producing Lost Planet. The game will be codirected by Kenji Ohguro and Shin Kurosawa. Ohguro has previously worked as a planner for Onimusha and Onimusha 3, while Kurosawa has worked on the Mega Man Battle Network series.
In Lost Planet, humankind survives on a frozen world with the help of protective vital suits, but they live in fear of the native monsters in the planet, the vaguely insectoid eigrids. Players take the role of a mysterious man named Wayne, who was discovered frozen in a vital suit. Wayne suffers from amnesia, and all he remembers are the death of his father and the eigrid that killed him.
Much as it did with the Onimusha series, Capcom is modeling the main character in Lost Planet after a real-life
actor. The game will feature Korean star Lee Byung-Hun ( Joint Security Area
to take on the role of
Wayne. Like Onimusha series actor Takeshi Kaneshiro ( House of Flying Daggers
, Fallen Angels
is a big fan of video games, Resident Evil, and Onimusha specifically, which was part of the reason Capcom
gave for offering him the job.