Lost Planet 3 Capcom reveals release date, box art & pre order bonuses for Lost Planet 3

Capcom has recently announced an official release date for Lost Planet 3, which will be making its way onto digital and retail marketplaces on June 25, 2013.

Lost Planet3 Capcom reveals release date, box art & pre order bonuses for Lost Planet 3

Capcom has finally given gamers a solid release date for the third chapter of the critically acclaimed Lost Planet franchise, and fans can mark their calendars for the release of Lost Planet 3 on June 25, 2013.

The publisher doesn't stop there, though. Capcom has also delivered other goodies to hold gamers over for the meantime, including a brand new trailer that showcases the game's impressive cinematics, Lost Planet 3's official box art, and a listing of some of the pre-order bonuses that are offered by select retails such as GameStop, Amazon, and Best Buy.

You can find the box art for Lost Planet 3's PS3 iteration below:

Lost Planet 3 Box Art Capcom reveals release date, box art & pre order bonuses for Lost Planet 3

Lost Planet 3 actually takes place before the events of the first game, making it a prequel, and features Jim Peyton as the game's protagonist. E.D.N. III is a frozen wasteland in the game, and the plot.chronicles the struggles of Jim–a colonist of the Neo-Venus Construction company or NEVEC–and the other first colonists sent there by the company to mine resources and send them back to Earth.

One notable difference is that the game is much more story-driven than the second game, which was more of a co-op grind. Lost Planet 3 will feature a much more dynamic and intimate plot, yet it still features both single-player and multi-player modes.

Along with the plot changes, a few in-game changes are seen as well: Lost Planet 3 replaces the bi-pedal VS mechs seen in the previous games with Rigs, which aren't equipped with firearms and projectiles but instead have drills and claws. The Rigs themselves seem to be quite formidable nonetheless, and it will be interesting to see how Spark Unlimited utilizes the mechs for in-game combat sequences.

The pre-order incentives for Lost Planet 3 include the Freedom Fighter Pack (Gamestop), the Punisher Pack (Amazon), and

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Freedom Fighter Pack (Gamestop + EB Games)

Grace Peyton — The woman behind the man. Beautiful but also tough and resilient, Grace keeps the family together whilst the earth falls into chaos and Jim is working millions of miles from home.

Phil Braddock — Braddock is the head of the NEVEC crew and runs the operations at Coronis base on E.D.N. III. He stays calm despite the extreme pressures of the mission and keeps his team focused.

Jenette Diaz, the Lost Contractor — Jim's predecessor and an accomplished utility rig pilot who joined the Coronis crew on their maiden voyage to E.D.N. III. She mysteriously went missing a year and a half into their mission.

LP1 Gale Holden — Returning in his Lost Planet 1 look, Gale is the father of the main character of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition and a pivotal character in the Lost Planet universe.

Bonus character: HUNK - From the world of Resident Evil, HUNK is Umbrella Corporation's most trusted hit man and leader of the Umbrella Security Service's Alpha Team. If anyone can survive the brutally inhospitable conditions of E.D.N.III, he can.

Pressurized Claw — Using a bank of hydraulic actuators it increases your utility rig's claw strength and crushing power by 25%.

Tungsten Carbide Drill — It has an ultimate tensile strength nearly twice that of a standard issue utility rig drill. It delivers 25% more damage to Akrid enemies.

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Punisher Pack (Amazon)

Incinerator (Particle Thrower Variant) — This improved version delivers greater range and damage than its predecessor, but with less accuracy and a tendency to overheat rapidly.  The particle beam can set targets on fire.

NEVEC Punisher (Pulse Rifle) — A NEVEC military division pulse rifle that sends out bursts of fire at an extremely fast pace.

Spit-Fire (Grenade Launcher Variant) — This modified grenade launcher shoots out Fire Wasp “projectiles” instead of grenades as its default ammo type.  These also cause splash damage on impact.  

Pressurized Claw — Using a bank of hydraulic actuators it increases your utility rig's claw strength and crushing power by 25%.

Tungsten Carbide Drill — It has an ultimate tensile strength nearly twice that of a standard issue utility rig drill. It delivers 25% more damage to Akrid enemies.

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Assault Pack (Best Buy)

Assault Shotgun  — A NEVEC specialized version of  the normal Shotgun, this prototype weapon has semi-automatic fire allowing for a faster delivery of damage.

Customized Pneumatic Injector Gun — An improved variant of the Pneumatic Injector Gun.  Although it features a slower rate of fire and requires more frequent reloads, it does more damage per bullet.

Destructeur (LaRoche’s Assault Rifle) — Variant of the Assault Rifle that has a slower rate of fire but does more damage than the standard NEVEC-issued version.

Rig Upgrades:
Pressurized Claw —
 Using a bank of hydraulic actuators it increases your utility rig's claw strength and crushing power by 25%.

Tungsten Carbide Drill — It has an ultimate tensile strength nearly twice that of a standard issue utility rig drill. It delivers 25% more damage to Akrid enemies.

Lost Planet 3 is slated for release on June 25, 2013 in North America and June 28, 2013 in Europe for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. For more information please visit Capcom's official gamesite.