Lost Planet 3 announced, Spark Unlimited developing; first trailer, screens

Well, didn’t see this one coming.

Capcom has today announced Lost Planet 3, the latest addition to its TPS series. Developer? Spark Unlimited; the team behind Legendary: The Box and Turning Point: Fall of Liberty.

The new game stars Jim, a contractor who has left Earth to obtain samples of Thermal Energy on EDN III (the classic series’ setting) for Neo-Venus Construction (NEVEC), whatever that means. He sets out to find said energy’s source using a trusty utility rig, which supplies him with all the essentials for braving a beast-filled blizzard.

Unreal Engine 3 is powering this one. It hits in early 2013 for PS3, 360 and PC.

First trailer and screens below, screens in the gallery here.