Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Collector's Edition (Amazon.com Exclusive Cell Included)

Rescued from a veil of ice with only fragments of memory, Wayne Holden struggles to recover his past on a blizzard-ridden world swarming with deadly aliens. With only treacherous Snow Pirates and the mysterious NEVEC Corporation remaining, can anyone be trusted or is everything lost? 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 is an epic gaming masterpiece. Taking full advantage of Xbox 360's unprecedented power, Lost Planet contains 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. Featuring a real-time loading system, players can expect a seamless experience that leaves them completely immersed. This special Collector's Edition includes an Amazon.com exclusive laser cell, bonus maps, collector's art book, and other rare content.

An Epic Story
This fast-paced third person shooter takes you across the vast and frozen landscapes of E.D.N. III. The ability to fight stealthily on-foot or from within heavily armored Vital Suits offers two unique modes of gameplay. While on foot, use the zip line to get up to strategic enemy-annihilating vantage point and discover unexplored areas and weapons. Or, jump into your own Vital Suit or hijack an enemy Snow Pirate's Vital Suit to go head to head with enormous and more powerful Akrid foes.

Lost Planet's highly anticipated multiplayer mode lets gamers participate in heated online matches in stages such as "Pirate Fortress" with support for up to 16 players via the Xbox Live¨ online game service. Players are able to select from multiple weapons, unique robotic assault vehicles and play modes including Elimination, Team Elimination, Post Grab and Fugitive.

A Suit of Destruction
Vital Suits (or VS) are machinery specially developed to suit the extreme conditions on E.D.N. III and replace heavy working equipment brought over from Earth at the beginning of colonization. VS are equipped with a power output device that allows them to utilize Thermal Energy collected from the Akrid without any processing. They are equipped with a variety of weaponry and high mobility in order to battle the Akrid, but they can be especially deadly to humans as well.

Different VS allow the player to perform different maneuvers. The basic GT-01 was originally created to assist with aid efforts at the start of colonization. As a result, it is limited in its expandability and armor. Conversely, the GTF-11 was the first VS to be equipped with an advanced posture control system originally designed for space fighters. This allows the GTF-11 to be outfitted with flight propulsion, and as a result it has been heavily used in the current colonization effort.

An Alien Horde
Indigenous creatures to the planet, Akrid have adapted to the extremely low temperatures. All Akrid possess the ability to extract a rare mineral from the frozen ground and chemically convert it inside themselves into "Thermal Energy" and use it as their energy source. Humans discovered the Thermal Energy inside the Akrid and fight them over the valuable resource in order to survive the deadly cold.

A number of different Akrid ply the vast snow fields of E.D.N. Chryatis, for example, is extremely aggressive and has heightened senses. Upon sensing thermal energy that it traces from any living being other than another Akrid, it immediately attacks the source as a threat that must be eradicated. Once in attack mode, the Chryatis won't stop until all traces of thermal energy are gone. While Chryatis is busy eliminating prey on the ground, the smaller Trilid Akrid take to the skies. Weak on their on but strong in swarms, Trilid attack in groups to overcome and confuse their opponents.

However, not all Akrid are what they appear to be. Dongo, a crawling Akrid, has an extremely hard outer shell that forms a nearly indestructible armor. It attacks by curling into a ball and rolling into or over foes at high speed, or by using its large pincers for stomping and crushing. The Undeep Akrid uses tenticles that act as a sort of radar. This allows it to pick up on the movement of Vital Suits from miles away. The most mysterious of all the Akrid, not much is known about these giant creatures.

A Worthy Arsenal
There are many types of weapons available and while some weapons are meant for use while operating on foot, others are meant for being loaded onto Vital Suits for more aggressive pushes forward. The Vital Suit weapons can also be used separately from the Vital Suit and do pack a more powerful punch, but are much heavier, bulkier, and more difficult to carry in combat.

Your standard issue rifle is a machine gun, firing 5.56mm low-caliber high-velocity rounds and allowing you to lay down fire while moving, perfect for taking down multiple Akrid in a hurry! The semi-automatic rifle, on the other hand, comes complete with a high powered scope to allow you to zoom in on your target. Shots from this weapon can even pierce thin layers of Vital Suit armor, should such a confrontation become necessary.

Hand grenades round out your basic arsenal and can be used as both a strategic and "twitch" weapon. They have a standard range and damage and are very easy to use. Due to their round shape, they bounce and ricochet easily, while shooting these hand grenades produces a larger, more powerful explosion- a key strategy in battle!

This special Lost Planet Collector's Edition package offers fans a flurry of extra content:

  • High quality Amazon.com exclusive limited edition laser cell with Lost Planet rendered art and logo

  • One exclusive bonus multiplayer map that will only be available in the Collector's Edition until summer 2007
  • Custom designed exclusive cover art, for collector's edition only
  • Premium packaging in a sleek SteelBook metal case
  • Exclusive art book with concept sketches from all stages of development including character renders, VS renders and enemy art
  • Soundtrack of select songs from the game
  • Fan kit assets for gamers to create their own Lost Planet websites
  • Action packed videos and trailers
  • Wallpapers, AIM icons, board icons and signature banners
  • Digital art files including screens, character art and environment shots

Price: $59.99

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